Shrimp Fried Rice with Snow Peas – One Pan – Quick and Easy – Gluten Free

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Shrimp Fried Rice with Snow Peas

All in one pan including the rice!

You probably have noticed that I’ve posted a couple of Shrimp Fried Rice recipes before but never with snow peas. Snow peas can go great with just about any meat or fish but especially shrimp…..

……If you are using frozen shrimp put them in a bowl of cold water and they will be thawed out by the time the rice is done. Put a large sauté pan on at medium high. Add the water, the salt and the minute rice. Or, regular rice if you want. For meals like this I’ve settled on brown minute rice.

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Stir it and bring it to a fast simmer. Lower the heat to the point that it maintains a simmer and cover with a lid. Follow the instructions on the box for the best cooking time for the rice that you are using. Check to see if any more water is needed at about 3 minutes short of the prescribed cooking time. If so just enough to bring the surface of the liquid even with the top of the rice.

While the rice is cooking chop up the onion and garlic. Whisk up the egg –  or eggs – and have the snow peas standing by.

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Raise the heat on the pan to medium high and add just enough olive oil to cover the bottom. Put in the onions, garlic and shrimp.

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Spread the shrimp out so they are all lying flat and give them about a minute and a half a side. Add the snow peas to the pan and stir a couple of times as they warm up. That’s about all that you want to do is warm them up. Then put the rice in and add the soy sauce. Stir it all together and stir a few more times as the rice gets heated back up.

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When it is all heated up serve up your Shrimp Fried Rice with Snow Peas.

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You just made it better than take out. You’re GOOD!!

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  1. If you are using frozen shrimp just put them in a bowl of cold water and they will be thawed out by the time the rice is done. Put a large sauté pan on at medium high. Add the water, the salt and the minute rice. Or, regular rice if you want. For meals like this I've settled on brown minute rice.
  2. Stir it and bring it to a fast simmer. Lower the heat to the point that it maintains a simmer and cover with a lid. Follow the instructions on the box for the best cooking time for the rice that you are using. Check to see if any more water is needed at about 3 minutes short of the prescribed cooking time. If so just enough to bring the surface of the liquid even with the top of the rice. While the rice is cooking chop up the onion and garlic. Whisk up the egg or eggs and have the snow peas standing by.
  3. When the rice is done remove it from the pan to a bowl and drizzle the egg into the rice while you slowly stir the rice. Raise the heat on the pan to medium high and drizzle just enough olive oil to cover the bottom. Put in the onions, garlic and shrimp.
  4. Spread the shrimp out so they are all lying flat and give them about a minute and a half a side. Add the snow peas to the pan and stir a couple of times as they warm up. That's about all that you want to do is warm them up. Then put the rice in with a dash of soy sauce. Stir it all together and stir a few more times as the rice gets heated back up.
  5. When it is all heated up serve it up. You just made it better than take out. You're GOOD!!
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Poppop’s Fried Filet of Sole

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You could prepare Fried Filet of Sole a lot of different ways, but, in my humble opinion, Pop-pop’s is the best. This is the way we like it. And, it’s still under 30 minutes, even taking the Broccoli Risotto into account.

First let’s get the risotto going. Put a saucepan on at medium high with two tablespoons of good extra virgin olive oil or make it 1 of the oil and 1 of butter. Chop up the onion or shallot and add to the pot. Cook until the onion is translucent. Add the rice, salt and pepper, stir to get the rice all coated with the oil.

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Add the wine and cook until the wine has reduced to the top of the rice. Add about half of the broth and simmer until the rice has absorbed most of the broth. Stir pretty often so the rice doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pot. Add the remaining broth in small amounts and stir. Test it by taking a few kernels of the rice and chewing them. The best is if they are soft on the outside and a little chewy in the middle.

Multi-task while the rice work is going on and put the egg(s) and an equal volume of milk in a shallow serving bowl then whisk them together. In another shallow serving bowl put the flour, the dried dill weed, the red pepper flakes, the lemon zest, the garlic powder, salt and black pepper and grated parmesan cheese. Mix it all together with a table fork or a whisk. Put the filets in the egg mixture. Put a skillet on at medium high and enough plain olive oil or vegetable oil to get about 1/8″ deep.

Put the broccoli and 1/2 of the Parmesan cheese in the rice pot and stir it all together. Reduce the rice to medium low and stir occasionally as you fry the fish. Dip and pat the filets in the flour mixture and carefully lay them in the skillet. As soon as the flour coating is brown carefully turn the filets over and cook the other side. Remove them to a plate lined with paper towels. If you have to do the fish in batches just set the oven to the lowest it can go and put the cooked ones in the oven while you fry the rest.

Serve up your Fried Filet of Sole and your broccoli Risotto with some Tarter sauce and a lemon wedge. A chilled California Vermentino or an Italian Pinot Grigio would go great with this real good meal.

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  1. First let's get the risotto going. Put a saucepan on at medium high with two tablespoons of good extra virgin olive oil or make it 1 of the oil and 1 of butter. Chop up the onion or shallot and add to the pot. Cook until the onion is translucent. Add the rice, salt and pepper, stir to get the rice all coated with the oil.
  2. Stir in the wine and cook until the wine has reduced to the top of the rice. Add about half of the broth and simmer until the rice has absorbed most of the broth. Stir pretty often so the rice doesn't stick to the bottom of the pot. Add the remaining broth and stir. When that has been absorbed test it by taking a few kernels of the rice and chewing them. The best is if they are soft on the outside and chewy in the middle.
  3. Multi-task while the rice work is going on and put the egg(s) and an equal volume of milk in a shallow serving bowl then whisk them together. In another shallow serving bowl put the flour, the dried dill weed, the red pepper flakes, the lemon zest, the garlic powder, salt and black pepper and 1/2 of the grated parmesan cheese. Mix it all together with a table fork or a whisk. Put the filets in the egg mixture. Put a skillet on at medium high and enough plain olive oil or vegetable oil to get about 1/8" deep.
  4. Put the broccoli and 1/2 of the Parmesan cheese in the rice pot and stir it all together. Reduce the rice to medium low and stir occasionally as you fry the fish. Dip and pat the filets in the flour mixture and carefully lay them in the skillet. As soon as the flour coating is brown carefully turn the filets over and cook the other side. Remove them to a plate lined with paper towels. If you have to do the fish in batches just set the oven to the lowest it can go and put the cooked ones in the oven while you fry the rest.
  5. Serve up your Fried Filet of Sole and your broccoli Risotto with some Tarter sauce and a lemon wedge. A chilled California Vermentino or an Italian Pinot Grigio would go great with this real good meal.
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Italian Mozzarella Rice

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Italian Mozzarella Rice — This dish is very, very good. I had never heard of it. Not from any of my Italian family and friends. Nor did I ever encounter it in my brief visits to Naples and Rome. But, I have this real good book of Italian recipes called Essentials of Italian Cooking by Marcella Hazan. She is from Italy and very good and down to earth in her instructions. Plus, she gives a brief history of the all the different dishes. This was kind of a tag at the end of the chapter on Risotto. She tells how to make the basic recipe with some shredded fresh basil leaves as the only addition. It’s become a regular with us and once you treat yourself and your gang to it I’ll bet that it starts showing up at your house too.

Cut the butter in to pats and spread it out so that it can get to room temperature quicker. Shred the mozzarella on the largest holes of the grater or just have some of that pre shredded stuff on hand or cut up the mozzarella into very small pieces.

Start the water in a sauce pan at high. When it starts to boil add the salt. Add the rice and immediately stir it for about 8-10 seconds. Cover the pot and lower the heat to a slow but constant boil. Cook it until the rice is al dente, sort of soft on the outside but firm on the inside when you sample some. It could take from 12-20 minutes depending on the kind of rice you are using and how chewy – or not-you like it. We’ve become addicted to Italian Arborio rice, especially for this dish.

Strain the rice and return it to the pot. Don’t put the pot back on the stove. Add the mozzarella and mix it together until the cheese gets stringy.

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Add the grated parmesan and mix until it has melted and is mixed in. Add the butter stir again to melt and mix it in. Serve it immediately.

It’s great just like that but you could add any veggies, meat or seafood that you want to give it some variety and have a one pot meal. Just add the extras to the pot in the minute or two before the rice is done and bring it back to a boil before Straining. If you add chicken, beef or bacon cook it before you add it to the rice. Shrimp and veggies, even if frozen,  will be cooked enough as the water returns to a boil.

We like it with frozen peas added to the pot just before the straining. Here it is like that as a side with some meatballs and salad.

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Here it is with some frozen peas and carrots plus some chopped fresh basil leaves as a side for some Lemon Chicken.

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And as an all in one pot with the shrimp and peas added when the rice is almost done. Then bring it back up to a boil and strain it. Then do the Mozzarella, Parmesan and butter. Serve up your Italian Mozzarella Rice! Topped with some freshly grated Parmesan. A nice Italian red like a Sangiovese or a Barbera adds a nice touch.

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  1. Cut the butter in to pats and spread it out so that it can get to room temperature quicker. Shred the mozzarella on the largest holes of the grater or just have some of that pre shredded stuff on hand or cut up the mozzarella into very small pieces.
  2. Start with the water in a sauce pan at high. When it starts to boil add the salt. Add the rice and immediately stir it for about 8-10 seconds. Cover the pot and lower the heat to a slow but constant boil. Cook it until the rice is al dente, sort of soft on the outside but firm on the inside when you sample some. Stir it a few times as it cooks. It could take from 12-20 minutes depending on the kind of rice you are using and how chewy - or not-you like it. We've become addicted to Italian Arborio rice, especially for this dish. Turn off the burner. Strain the rice and return it to the pot. Add the mozzarella and mix it together until the cheese gets stringy.
  3. Add the grated parmesan and mix until it has melted and is mixed in. Add the butter stir again to melt and mix it in. Serve it immediately.
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If you add chicken, beef or bacon cook it before you add it to the rice. Shrimp and veggies, even if frozen, will be cooked enough as the water returns to a boil.

 

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Quick Easy One Pan Meatballs and Pasta

Do you like having you weeknight dinners quick and easy but still real good? One Pan Meatballs and Pasta fills the bill. Meat, carbs and veggies all in one pan and ready in 30 minutes or less. I had never done meatballs and pasta all in one pan before. I always considered  it a blasphemy against my Italian roots, but, this turned out real good and it was quick and easy. Try it and please tell me what you think in “comments” section at the bottom of the page. For gluten free you can just use gluten free pasta or rice or potatoes.

First put a large skillet or saute pan on at medium high with a couple of tablespoons of olive oil. Put all the meatball ingredients in a bowl. That would be everything except the pasta and the veggies.

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I just grab and mix with my hands, but, you could use a large cooks spoon or a paddle wheel on your countertop mixer. Just enough to get all the ingredients blended together. Don’t mix it too long or your meatballs will be tough after they are cooked. 

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Form the meat into balls that are the size that you want. An ice cream scoop helps keep them all the same size. Put them in the pan as you form them and turn them as they get brown. When they are all browned add the pasta and the veggies.

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For the sauce you could use marinara sauce that you might have on hand or some that you had bought off the shelf. (I recommend Barilla or Buitoni) or just go with some chopped up fresh tomatoes.

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Mix it up gently and bring it up to a fast simmer. Lower the heat to medium and put a lid on it.

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Stir it often as it cooks. When the pasta is cooked the way you like it serve up your One Pan Meatballs and Pasta.

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Chianti  of course and some crusty bread to dip in the sauce.

 

 

 

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  1. First put a large skillet or saute pan on at medium high with a couple of tablespoons of olive oil. Put all the meatball ingredients in a bowl. That would be everything except the pasta and the veggies. I just grab and mix with my hands, but, you could use a large cooks spoon or a paddle wheel on your countertop mixer. Just enough to get all the ingredients blended together. Don't mix it too long or your meatballs will be tough after they are cooked.
  2. Form the meat into balls that are the size that you want. An ice cream scoop helps keep them all the same size. Put them in the pan as you form them and turn them as they get brown. When they are all browned add the pasta and the veggies.
  3. For the sauce you could use marinara sauce that you might have on hand or some that you had bought off the shelf. (I recommend Barilla or Buitoni) or just go with some chopped up fresh tomatoes.
  4. Mix it up gently and bring it up to a fast simmer. Lower the heat to medium and put a lid on it. Stir it often as it cooks. When the pasta is cooked the way you like it serve up your One Pan Meatballs and Pasta.
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