Monday, April 1, 2013

Sauteed Shrimp, Brown Rice & Roasted Broccoli

Hey, so sorry I haven't been blogging since last summer but I've been swamped with school work. I've also had a lot of things going on in my life, like my new school and going to Hawaii. Anyways tonight I made shrimp sauteed with garlic, brown rice, and one of my favorites roasted broccoli. I must admit that I was feeling a little bit rusty because I hadn't cooked dinner for a while. I know, me the food lover and the "chef" not cooking dinner for I don't know how many months, (and trust me you don't want to know) this is just outrageous. Well cooking dinner on a Saturday isn't the easiest thing when you want to sleep in and do nothing all day. So anyways back to my dinner. First I made the rice which was going well until the water started to boil out of the pot, then it wasn't so fun. Also I don't recommend texting while cooking (which is what I was doing) because it makes sure you don't really read any of the instructions. So I was like "Oh look the rice is boiling over, but its ok because I just got a text and I'll have plenty of time to turn down the heat." Then 20 minutes later "Oh look I got another text." I'm the queen of procrastination, so it's natural for me to put the slightly more important things after the slightly less important texts. The rice turned out pretty well though. Now on to the shrimp.

As I was saying in the beginning I'm feeling a bit rusty in the cooking territory and shrimp might not have been the best thing to re introduce me to cooking dinner for my family.  Because you have to move fast and not be timid as my mother dearest says. I was extremely worried that most of the shrimp were under cooked and only a little bit was cooked but luckily no one got food poisoning and none of my shrimp was actually under cooked or over cooked. Although as some of you know I can't saute  garlic without giving it a little color or in other words burning it. So bye I've got to get back to texting.

One tip from me, Ambika: If you are not a lover of brown rice I recommend trying brown basmati rice. It is a long grain rice and is lighter & fluffier than the short grain variety, with a nice nutty taste. Proportions are the same as white rice, and you don't need to rinse it. After bringing waterand rice to a boil, cook on lowest heat possible, covered, for about 50 min - an hour.