Garlic Shrimp and Rice Salad

Contributed By: Parker


1 pound uncooked shrimp (31-40 per pound), peeled and deveined
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 package (8.8 ounces) ready-to-serve brown rice
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 celery rib, chopped
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
2 tablespoons chopped green pepper
4 cups fresh baby arugula or baby spinach


1. Toss shrimp with oil, garlic and oregano; let stand 15 minutes. Meanwhile, cook rice according to package directions. Transfer rice to a large bowl; cool slightly. For dressing, mix mayonnaise, sour cream, basil and lemon juice.
2. In a large skillet, saute shrimp mixture over medium-high heat until shrimp turns pink, 2 to 3 minutes. Add to rice; stir in celery, parsley and pepper. Add arugula and toss lightly; serve with dressing.

Helpful Hints:

For this easy-to-make main dish salad, you can prepare the rice mixture and chop the vegetables ahead of time. Cook the shrimp at the last minute, then assemble it all together for a light yet satisfying meal.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
YIELD: 4 servings.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 397 calories, 23g fat (5g saturated fat), 142mg cholesterol, 232mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 22g protein.

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