Mexican rice with shrimp

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 lb peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 1/2 red onion, small dice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 3 tomatoes, core removed and diced
  • 1 1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat the butter in a large skillet. Add the onion and garlic; stir for 2 minutes and add the rice. Cook for 1 minute and add the tomato paste. Coat the rice in the tomato paste for 1 minute.
  2. Add the tomatoes, chicken stock, salt and pepper.
  3. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Add the shrimp and cover again for an additional 10 minutes.
  5. Garnish with cilantro.
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