Food & Drink

Quick Fix for 2: Shrimp Creole and Quick Brown Rice

Linda Gassenheimer
Linda Gassenheimer

Fresh shrimp in a spicy tomato sauce is a classic New Orleans dish.

Brown rice takes about 45 minutes to cook. There are several brands of quick-cooking brown rice available. Their cooking time ranges from 10 minutes to 30 minutes. I find the 30-minute rice has more flavor, but any quick-cooking rice will work for this dinner. It also works well with microwaveable brown rice.

Helpful hints

• Buy peeled shrimp.

• Any hot pepper sauce can be used. If you like it hot, add more to the recipe.


• Make rice.

• Make Shrimp dish.

Shopping list

Here’s what you will need:

To buy: 1 medium green pepper, 2 medium tomatoes, 3/4 pound medium shrimp, tomato paste

Staples: quick-cooking brown rice, canola oil, onion, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper sauce, salt and black peppercorns.

Miami Herald