How was everyone’s weekend? We had a bit of a rough start with baby girl, but had a nice, low key Father’s Day. I think Huebie felt loved and appreciated.
I have a super easy recipe for you today. I started doing some meal planning the other week. And that’s about as long as it lasted. A week. So we’re back to our usual “It’s 5:30, what should we have for dinner?” routine.
So I took inventory of what we had on hand and came up with this quick, tasty meal. It took me less than 20 minutes to make for dinner. That is a win-win in my book:
Quick to make. Check.
Garlic-y. Always a check.
I love recipes like this because they are super versatile. You could add some red pepper flakes to spice it up. Like cheese? Add a little more to make it super cheesy.
* 1/2 pound shrimp
* 3 cups cooked Arborio rice (if you don’t have Arborio, regular white rice works too)
* 3 tablespoons butter
* 1 tablespoon olive oil
* 2 green onion
* 1/2 cup onion
* 1 tablespoon garlic
* Salt & pepper
* 1/3 cup cheese
* Dice green onion. Set aside.
* Heat 1 tablespoon butter and garlic in skillet until butter is melted and starts to simmer.
* Add shrimp and cook until pink.
* While shrimp is cooking, cook the Arborio rice per the instructions on the box (this is where the additional butter, olive oil, onion, salt and pepper come in).
* Combine rice, shrimp and cheese.
* Add salt & pepper to taste.
And that’s it! It really is that easy! The most time consuming part is cooking the rice.
I love a simple meal like this for a weeknight. Add some veggies on the side and you have a healthy, family pleasing meal.
Yum!! I made something similar a couple weeks ago with peas and asparagus added. I’ll have to try it like this though. We’ve totally been in that mode too…not having enough at home and trying to figure out what to make at the last minute. Today I have chicken in the Crockpot which is more “planning” than I’ve done lately.
Thanks for the recipe!
Oh my gosh, this looks SO good! These are my favorite kinds of meals, the kind you invent out of necessity and what you have on hand, haha! They’re always the best! Meal planning is for the birds!!
This looks so simple and delicious! My two favorites. 🙂
I am super impressed that you just had this all on hand and whipped something up! I live and die by our menu so if it isn’t on our menu, we sure don’t have that ingredient for something else! This looks delicious! Can’t wait to try it! I share a recipe every Thursday on my fitness blog. http://www.mamafindsfitness.blogspot.com
Well, luckily we keep random things in the house for occasions like this. Ha!
I’ll have to checkout your fitness blog! I’ve been thinking about doing a health and fitness blog, but just don’t have the time to devote to this blog let alone a second one. 🙂
Oooh, I have these ingredients! You’ve inspired me to cook this for tonight’s dinner. : )
Yay! I hope your family likes it!
This looks delish! I love stuff like this but I’m not sure my kids would. But I’ll give it a try. Did your daughter like it? I tried the meal planning thing before too and it’s only lasted about a week for me too! lol. Aren’t you sometimes amazed at what you can come up with by scrounging through the cupboards to see what you have and voila! Dinner. 🙂
What?! How did I miss this! This looks absolutely tasty and fabulous!
I think my girls would like it too (my oldest loves shrimp… my youngest eats pretty much anything).
Thanks for sharing.