Saffron Rice with Spicy Shrimp Recipe
Recipe type: Entree
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Serves: 12
A dish I created years ago which I call saffron rice with spicy shrimp, the spices and saffron gives it a unique taste and the peppers make it hot and spicy while the yogurt cools it down (This recipe can be adjusted with fewer peppers if it's too spicy).
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 pounds of shrimp (peeled)
  • 2 yellow saffron long grain rice 10 oz bags
  • 7 cups water
  • 16 oz frozen green peas
  • 5 green long hot peppers (chopped fine)
  • 2 red hot pepper (chopped fine)
  • 3 jalapeño peppers (chopped fine)
  • 1 green pepper (chopped fine)
  • 2 red peppers (chopped fine)
  • 1 yellow pepper (chopped fine)
  • 1 orange pepper (chopped fine)
  • 1 large sweet onion (chopped fine)
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  1. Add olive oil to large pot, turn on med-high
  2. Add onions and salt, sauté for about 5 mins
  3. Add sweet peppers, (green, yellow, orange, red) sauté for additional 5 mins
  4. Add hot peppers (green long hot, red hot, jalapeno) sauté for 3 mins
  5. Add saffron rice, sauté for 3 mins on med-high (stirring frequently)
  6. Add 3⅓ cups water and bring to boil stirring frequently
  7. Once boiling add additional 3⅓ cups water and bring to boil while stirring frequently
  8. Add shrimp, stir and bring back to boil stirring frequently
  9. Once boiling, set heat to low, cover pot and simmer for 15-18 mins
  10. Place frozen peas on top and replace cover and continue cooking for 5 mins
  11. Turn heat off, stir, cover, and let sit for 8 mins before serving, Enjoy!
Serve with yogurt and salad. I used a gas stove so cook times may vary.
Nutrition Information
Serve size: 2 cups
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