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Skinny Thai Shrimp and Quinoa Curry

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Skinny Thai Shrimp and Quinoa Curry
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 55 min
  • Servings 4
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340 total calories• 88% less sat fat than the original recipe. This quinoa may have shrimp, but it's not shrimpy. Get ready to fill up on this whole grain goodness.
Updated Sep 20, 2016

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh or frozen large shrimp
  • 1 cup dry quinoa or whole wheat couscous*
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 6 ounces frozen snap peas, thawed, trimmed, and halved lengthwise (2 cups)
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened light coconut milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup snipped fresh cilantro

Steps

  • 1
    Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Peel and devein shrimp; rinse and pat dry. Set aside. To prepare quinoa, rinse in cold water and drain in a fine-mesh strainer. In a medium saucepan, bring 1 1/2 cups water to boiling; add quinoa. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and cook for 15 minutes. When all of the water is absorbed, remove quinoa from heat and let stand for 5 minutes.
  • 2
    In a large nonstick skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir about 5 minutes or until tender. Add ginger, curry powder, cumin, and cayenne pepper; cook and stir for 1 minute. Add shrimp and peas, stirring to coat with the spices. Cook and stir about 3 minutes or until shrimp are opaque. Stir in orange juice, coconut milk, and salt; heat through.
  • 3
    Serve shrimp mixture with quinoa or couscous. Top each serving with cilantro.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    *To cook couscous: In a medium saucepan, bring 1 1/2 cups water to boiling. Stir in couscous; cover and remove from heat. Let stand for 5 minutes.

Nutrition

340 Calories, 6g Total Fat, 31g Protein, 39g Total Carbohydrate, 4g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
340
Calories from Fat
50
Total Fat
6g
0%
Saturated Fat
1g
0%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
170mg
0%
Sodium
330mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
39g
0%
Dietary Fiber
5g
0%
Sugars
4g
Protein
31g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
60%
60%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
30%
30%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 3 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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