Real Simple and Eating Light

Real Simple has very good recipes. And yes, they usually are simple

A few days back Doug grilled Mahi Mahi (to perfection). The amount we purchased was too much for the two of us so I froze a portion. Of course it needs a good side dish. This is where Real Simple came to the rescue.

This recipe was modified - the original added sausage (in addition to the shrimp) but I wanted to stick with the seafood theme.


2 teaspoons olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup white wine
2 cups chicken broth
12 saffron threads, crumbled
1 cup long-grain white rice
3/4 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/3 cup frozen peas
salt and black pepper
fresh cilantro (optional)


Heat the oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.

Add the wine and cook for 2 minutes. Add the broth, saffron, and rice and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes.

Stir the shrimp and peas into the rice, cover, and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Season with ½ teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper.

Spoon onto plates or bowls and add the cilantro (if desired).

I will be sending this to CreamPuffs in Venice for her roundup of Magazine Monday. Surf over to visit the Creampuff and see what else is shaping up in her neck of the woods :-)


Rita said...

Could not have come at a better time; I finally am able to make risotto, so proud of myself. I will be making this special treat real soon. Thanks so much.

Pierce said...

Go Rita! I just recently purchased a large box of rice just perfect for risotto. We'll have to compare notes :-)

Katerina said...

This is such a comforting meal Tina! I love risotto and make it quite often! This one looks like the perfect risotto for a weekday dinner!

creampuff said...

Tina - Looks delicious!

Joanne said...

I'm always so bad at finding/making side dishes but I've bookmarked this! Sounds tasty.

Le laquet said...

That looks delicious - I love prawns with anything and so simple to do!

Debbie said...

Looks like the perfect comfort food to me!

Rita said...

I made it; we loved it!

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