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Mediterranean Shrimp with Basmati Rice

This dish is one of my favorites based on a recipe from my friend and Lifestyle Expert, Mandy Landefeld of Sumptuous Living.  

Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 ½ tbl garlic, chopped and divided
  • 1 tbl fresh parsley, chopped
  • Pinch kosher or sea salt
  • Pinch fresh ground black pepper
  • 3 tbl olive oil, divided (or preferred oil)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, roughly chopped
  • 1 can fire roasted tomatoes, undrained
  • ¾ cup dry white wine or chicken broth
  • 1 tbl dried oregano
  • ½ tsp kosher or sea salt
  • ½ tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 6 oz Kalamata Olives halves
  • 2 cups Basmati rice, cooked

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl combine shrimp, ½ tbl garlic, parsley, pinch of salt, pinch of pepper and 1 tbl olive oil. Stir to combine; set aside.
  2. Heat remaining 2 tbl olive oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Add onion and yellow pepper. Sautee for 5 minutes. Add fire roasted tomatoes, dry white wine or broth, 1 tbl garlic, oregano, ½ tsp salt, ½ tsp pepper and olives. Stir to combine; lower heat and simmer for 5 minutes to thicken.
  3. Add shrimp mixture to pan; stir to combine. Let simmer until shrimp is done about 4-6 minutes. Serve over cooked rice. Garnish with fresh parsley.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from www.sumptuousliving.net