Updated: Sunday, 18 Jan 2009, 9:12 AM EST
Published : Sunday, 18 Jan 2009, 9:12 AM EST
New Haven (WTNH) - When it comes to dinner time, stretching your dollar doesn't have to mean sacrificing healthy and delicious food.
Who better to show us how to save money and time in the kitchen than Nicole Straight from Time to Eat.
Nicole made Italian Shrimp Scampi Stir Fry for us today, and not only does it take 15 minutes to prepare, but it also costs less than $15 to make.
Here is the recipe:
Italian Shrimp Scampi Stir Fry.
2 Tbs. olive oil
3 cubes frozen garlic or garlic paste
2 cubes frozen basil
1 bag frozen peeled, cleaned and deveined shrimp
1 8 oz. can of cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 C. cherry tomatoes
1 C. frozen brown rice (available from Whole Foods) Juice from 1/2 lemon
2 tsp. capers, liquid drained
Kosher salt and pepper (to taste)
Defrost 10 shrimp in a bowl of cool water, this takes about 2
minutes. While the shrimp are defrosting, preheat a large nonstick
pan on high heat. Add olive oil, garlic and basil cubes and stir to
incorporate. Add in defrosted shrimp, making sure they are in a
single layer. Let cook for 30 seconds. Add in beans and stir around
to incorporate. Let cook for another 30 seconds while you slice the
cherry tomatoes in half. Add to the pan. Stir around and add in 1
C. of frozen brown rice. Continue cooking for a minute and add in
the juice from 1/2 lemon (or to taste), the capers and a good pinch
of kosher salt and pepper. Serve.
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