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Pesto Shrimp with Rice & Peas


  • 1/3 cup Basmati Rice
  • 1/3 cup Frozen Peas (thawed)
  • 1 1/2 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 7 oz Shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • 1/4 cup Pesto
  • 1/4 Lemon (juiced)
  • Sea Salt & Black Pepper (to taste)


  1. Cook the rice according to package directions. In the last two to three minutes of cooking, add the peas to the pot with the rice. Remove the pot from the heat and let rest for three to five minutes.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the shrimp and cook for one to two minutes per side or until cooked through.
  3. Add the pesto and lemon juice to the pan and season with salt and pepper. Stir to coat the shrimp in the pesto sauce.
  4. Divide the rice and shrimp between plates and serve with additional lemon juice if needed. Enjoy!


  • Leftovers: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to three days.
  • More Flavor: Season the shrimp with dried herbs and spices to taste.
  • Additional Toppings: Fresh herbs or red pepper flakes.
  • No Basmati Rice: Use white rice, brown rice, or cauliflower rice instead.
  • No Peas: Omit or use spinach instead.
  • Dairy-Free: Use a dairy-free pesto.

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