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Cajun Shrimp-Pepper Stir-fry


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Cajun Shrimp-Pepper Stir-fry This is adapted from a recipe from American Institute for Cancer Research. I simplified it a little and made a few changes, but the health benefits are about the same.

2 cups cooked brown rice
1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
1 medium yellow bell pepper, chopped
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
teaspoon basil
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne
1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon paprika
3/4 pound large shrimp, uncooked, peeled and deveined
2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
2 tablespoon lemon juice

  1. Cook rice according to package instructions.
  2. Preparer vegetables and set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, mix basil, thyme, oregano, and garlic powder and set aside.
  4. In another small bowl, mix cayenne, mustard, chili powder, onion powder, and paprika and set aside.
  5. Prepare shrimp.
  6. In a large skillet, heat half of the oil over medium heat.
  7. Add basil, thyme, oregano, garlic powder, and shrimp.
  8. Sauté until shrimp and pink.
  9. Add lemon juice and stir. Set aside.
  10. Using the same skillet, add remaining oil.
  11. Add peppers, onions, and tomatoes.
  12. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring continuously, until onions and peppers just start to become tender.
  13. Add cayenne, mustard, chili powder, onion powder, and paprika.
  14. Add rice and stir thoroughly.
  15. Add shrimp and stir.
  16. Serve.

Makes 6 servings.

Per serving: 270 calories, 9 grams total fat (1 gram from saturated fat), 30 grams carbohydrates, 17 grams protein, 4 grams dietary fiber, 100 mg sodium.

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