Don’t you love Sunday? Where you can lounge around the house, doing nothing at all but being lazy? Usually this day is spent recovering, that is if you are a party animal who consumed enough alcohol to need the recovery the following day.
For me, Sundays are just days where I get to wake up late and basically just walk around in my pajamas all day.
Sunday is the perfect day to have crispy chicken and oven French fries, except I didn’t have that. I made something much better!
I made a stir-fry of green beans and shrimp to lay over a bed of brown rice. Easy. Simple. Delicious. This could make a perfect weeknight meal if you like quick and easy. I got the recipe from here.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- ½ lb (226g) large shrimp, deveined
- 1/3 lb (175g) green beans, trimmed
- 1/4 cup vegetable broth
- 1 tablespoon Asian fish sauce
- Freshly ground pepper
- Pinch of salt
- ½ lb (225g) brown rice
- Place a pot filled with water on the stove top and turn burner to high, allow water to boil and cook brown rice as directed on box.
- Meanwhile place a wok on another burner and turn dial to high. Add olive oil to wok and allow to begin simmering. Add minced garlic to oil and cook for approximately 30 seconds then add shrimp and cook for another 30 second or until shrimp begins to turn pink.
- Add green beans and sauté in wok for a few seconds, add 2 tablespoons vegetable broth and cook until beans turn bright green.
- Add remainder vegetable broth and Asian fish sauce to wok and continue cooking until shrimp is firm.
- Season with salt and pepper for taste and remove from heat.
- Drain rice and place back in pot.
- Spoon rice into a bowl and layer with stir-fried green beans and shrimp and top with fish jus and freshly ground pepper
The length that it took me to make the rice is the length that it took me to cook the entire meal. Ten minutes.
And this meal has a starch, vegetable, and a meat source.
Everywhere I look (online) I find quick easy meals which take thirty minutes of cooking time, but this took ten minutes cooking time and three minutes prepping time. If you know how to trim your greens and chop your garlic than it is super quick.
This is honestly a fabulous meal. Plus it looks kind of classy, right?
If you are a fan of shrimp and beans and can handle the scent of Asian fish sauce than this is the meal for you!
I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.