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orange pepper shrimp with texmati rice

a recipe by
Julie Prior
Mesquite, NV

Sweet oranges and spicy black pepper create a fantastic marinade for the shrimp. It's a fairly simple dish that looks like it took hours to prepare. You can prepare the Texmati Rice ahead of time and reheat it in the same pan you used to saute the shrimp.

serves 8 (approx 1/3 cup of rice topped with 4-5 shrimp)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For orange pepper shrimp with texmati rice

  • 1 c
    uncooked long-grain broen temati or basmati rice
  • 1 3/4 can
    reduced-sodium chicken broth or water
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    unsalted, whipped butter
  • 1 tsp
    orange zest (reserved from orange pepper shrimp marinade)
  • 1 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 lb
    (16-20 count) shrimp, raw, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp
    balsamic vinegar
  • 2
    fresh oranges, juiced and zest removed from 1 orange, reserving the orange halves
  • 6 clove
    garlic, peeled and finely minced
  • 2 Tbsp
    coconut oil

How To Make orange pepper shrimp with texmati rice

  • 1
    PREPARE TEXMATI RICE: Bring rice, broth or water, salt and butter to a boil over high heat in a small heavy-bottomed saucepan. Stir. Reduce the heat to simmer, covered tightly, for 15 minutes. Turn off the heat and allow to sit, covered, for 5 to 10 minutes. Sprinkle with the black pepper. Fluff with a fork and serve warm.
  • 2
    WHILE RICE IS COOKING,PREPARE SHRIMP: Rinse shrimp in cold water. Place shrimp in a glass bowl. Add the pepper, vinegar, orange juice and 1 tablespoon of the zest, garlic and juiced orange halves. Stir mixture to combine. Cover, refrigerate and let marinade for 20 minutes. Remove shrimp from the marinade and discard the marinade.
  • 3
    Heat the oil in the skillet over medium-high heat. Saute the shrimp until they are cooked, about 1 to 2 minutes on each side.
  • 4
    Fluff the rice with a fork. Place 1/3 cup of the rice on each plate. Top with 4 to 5 shrimp and serve.

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