Creamy skillet shrimp and rice with broccoli
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An easy one-skillet meal: creamy rice with shrimp and broccoli
Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 6 green onions finely sliced
  • 1lb (454g) frozen large shrimp , thawed, peeled and deveined
  • 2 cups 25% less-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 125g (1/2 a 250g tub) Philadelphia Light Cream Cheese Spread
  • about 2 cups leftover cooked white rice
  1. Heat the oil in skillet on medium-high heat.
  2. Add the shallots and green onions and sautée until soft, but not browning.
  3. Add the shrimp and cook for approximately 3-4 minutes on each side until the shrimp turn pink.
  4. Remove shrimp and onion-shallot mixture from the skillet and cover to keep warm.
  5. Increase the heat to high, add the broth and bring to a boil.
  6. Add the broccoli florets and cook until desired level of "doneness" is achieved (I like my broccoli a little 'al dente' as opposed to too soft, especially in a dish like this).
  7. Turn down the heat to low and add the cream cheese.
  8. Stir until it is mostly combined then add the rice, cooking for about a minute, just to heat through.
  9. Remove from heat and stir through the shrimp and onion-shallot mixture.
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