Fajitas de camarones (Shrimp fajitas)

Hello my fellow foodies! These last couple of weeks have been very stressful with a 6-week microbiology course I’m taking right now in the summer. I have been given a test every single day that I have class. (Ayyy…)  Needless, to say I have had my hands full, but one must always eat, right? Even though I haven’t been posting recipes for you, I have been cooking and posting tips on instagram @thelatinadieteticstudent_ don’t forget to follow me. 🙂  I usually like to have the shrimp fajitas with brown rice, if you plan on making brown rice as well I recommend you start the rice first (recipe below the fajitas). 20150720_185842Ingredients you’ll need:

2 lbs. of medium shrimp, deveined and rinsed

4 peeled, minced garlic cloves

1 tablespoon peeled, minced ginger

1 teaspoon Knorr

1 pinch of cayenne pepper

2 teaspoons of parsley flakes

2 teaspoons of thyme

1 red bell pepper

1 green bell pepper

1 yellow bell pepper

1/2 onion

2 Roma tomatoes

1 good handful of cilantro (turns into nothing so be generous)

One thing I try to do when I make a meal is to have a well-balanced meal, “eat the rainbow.” If you have a variety of colors you will have a nutritious meal. Every different vegetable and color offers different vitamins and minerals.

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Peel and devein medium-sized shrimp put in a bowl and add the minced garlic, ginger, cayenne pepper, parsley flakes, Knorr, and, thyme. Mix all the ingredients so it is equally saturated with the spices, then set aside. Chop all of your vegetables and sauté on olive oil, for about 5-7 minutes then add the shrimp and once the shrimp has been cooking for 10-15 minutes it should be done, but don’t over cook or it can become chewy.

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Yum! Serve with brown rice and you have a great meal.

Directions for brown rice:

1 cup of brown rice

3-4 cups of water

1 garlic clove

garnish with corn (optional)

So brown rice takes way longer to make than white rice because brown rice has not been processed and has the endosperm, germ, and bran which is what contains all the vitamins and fiber. Once it is removed it is just simply starch and sugar.Boil the water with the garlic clove then, add the brown rice.  Be patient and add water as needed. It will taste the same as white rice, but requires more water and time (30-45 minutes). If it’s crunchy it is not ready, be sure to keep it covered.

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