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Spicy Garlic Shrimp with Coconut Rice

Spicy Garlic Shrimp with Coconut Rice
  • Category

    Main Dish

  • Cusine

    Mexican and Tex Mex


1 1/2 cups long grain white rice

1 pound jumbo shrimp

6 large garlic cloves

1 1/2 cup of water


1 jalapeño pepper, seeded, ribs removed, julienned

Juice of one lime

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

2 small cans

1/2 to 1 teaspoon of red chili powder or red chili sauce

Cilantro for garnish


Put 1 1/2 cups of long-grain rice, 2 1/2 cups of water, and 1 teaspoon of salt into a medium-sized, thick-bottomed pot and bring to a boil. Cover the pot and lower the heat to the lowest setting and cook for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit, covered, for 10 minutes. While the rice cooks, continue with the recipe.

Pulse garlic, water, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a blender, just a few pulses, so you can still see chunks of garlic. Pour over shrimp to marinate. Marinate for 10 minutes.

Strain the water from the shrimp and garlic mixture. Add the lime juice , jalapeño, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt to the shrimp mixture.

Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in high heat in large sauté pan. Add shrimp. Cook one minute. Add 1 small can of coconut milk. Cook 30 seconds more. Mix in a teaspoon red chili powder or sauce.

When the rice is done cooking, transfer it to a large bowl. Mix in the second can of coconut milk to the cooked rice. Taste and add additional salt if needed.

Serve shrimp on rice. Garnish with chopped fresh cilantro .