Basque-Style Shrimp with Lemon Basil Brown Rice

Serves 4
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Whole grain brown rice cooked with lemon juice with fresh basil stirred in; lot’s of fragrant and tasty ingredients make this dish a new family favorite.

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Ingredients

1 cup Carolina® Whole Grain Brown Rice
2 cups water
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
salt, optional
2 Tbsps fresh basil leaves, minced
1 Tbsp lemon, zest
4 Tbsps olive oil, divided
1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/4 cup pine nuts
2 each minced garlic
2 Tbsps shallot, minced
8 oz baby portabella mushrooms, thinly sliced
1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes
2 Tbsps capers, drained and rinsed
1/2 tsp Spanish paprika
1/2 tsp coarse salt
4 each fresh basil leaves
4 lemon wedges

Cooking Directions

Bring water, lemon juice, and salt (if desired) to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat. Stir in brown rice. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 45 minutes or until water is absorbed. Remove from heat. Cool for 10 minutes. Stir in chopped basil and lemon zest.

In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high heat. Add shrimp; sauté until pink, about 4-5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer shrimp to plate; cover to keep warm.

To the same skillet, add remaining olive oil, pine nuts, garlic, and shallots. Cook until browned and fragrant, about 3 minutes. Add mushrooms and tomatoes; continue cooking until tomatoes begin to burst with juices, about 3 minutes.
Remove from heat and stir in capers, paprika, salt, and cooked shrimp. Place an equal amount of lemon basil brown rice in four shallow bowls and top each with shrimp mixture. Garnish with basil sprigs and lemon wedges.
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Recipe Tip:  Do you have a rice cooker? To prepare the rice for this dish … Add brown rice, water, lemon juice, and salt (if desired) to the inner pot of your Aroma® Rice Cooker. Press the Cook Switch or set to Brown Rice. When the rice cooker beeps, remove rice from heat. Let cool for 10 minutes and proceed with remainder of recipe as directed above.