Recipe courtesy of Food Network
Print
Total:
45 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
35 min
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon saffron threads
  • Salt
  • 1 1/2 cups rice
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup tomatoes, peeled, seeded and diced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup cracked green olives
  • 1 pound medium shrimp
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped preserved lemons
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup toasted slivered almonds, for garnish
  • Chopped parsley, for garnish

Directions

In a medium saucepan, add 2 tablespoons of the vegetable oil and heat. Add the onions and saute for 3 minutes, until soft and translucent. Add the garlic and saute for another 2 minutes. Add the saffron threads and saute for 1 minute. Season with salt. Add the rice and saute, stirring constantly for 2 minutes. Add the water and cover the pot. Lower the heat to simmer and cook for 20 minutes. Remove from the heat and let sit, covered for 5 minutes. Uncover and fluff with a fork. While the rice is cooking, in a saute pan, over high heat, add the remaining vegetable oil. When the oil is hot, add the tomatoes and the cayenne pepper. Saute for 5 minutes, or until the liquid begins to evaporate. Add the olives, shrimp and preserved lemons and cook until the shrimp turn pink and their tails curl completely, about 4 to 5 minutes. Be careful not to overcook. Season with salt and pepper. Add the shrimp mixture to the rice mixture and mix well. Check for seasoning. Garnish with almonds and parsley.

Trending Videos 7 Videos

Lighter Chocolate Brownies 02:54

These fudgy chocolate brownies are surprisingly low in fat and calories.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Scented Jasmine Rice

Recipe courtesy of Ching-He Huang

Shrimp Fried Rice

Recipe courtesy of Justine Simmons

Lemon-Scented Crispy Chicken Thighs with Potatoes and Baby Carrots

Recipe courtesy of Kelsey Nixon

Rice and Black Bean Pilaf

Recipe courtesy of Ellie Krieger

Classic Shrimp Laksa with Rice Noodles

Recipe courtesy of Ching-He Huang

Bacon, Egg and Shrimp Fried Rice

Recipe courtesy of Ching-He Huang

Garlicky Shrimp with Creole Sauce Over Rice

Recipe courtesy of Cooking Channel

Steamed Rice Flour Cakes with Dried Shrimp: Banh Beo

Recipe courtesy of Luke Nguyen

On TV

Holy & Hungry

7:30am | 6:30c

Holy & Hungry

8:30am | 7:30c

Holy & Hungry

9:30am | 8:30c

Cheap Eats

10am | 9c

Cheap Eats

10:30am | 9:30c

Cheap Eats

11am | 10c

Cheap Eats

11:30am | 10:30c

Unique Eats

12pm | 11c

Unique Eats

12:30pm | 11:30c

Unique Eats

1pm | 12c

Unique Eats

1:30pm | 12:30c

Good Eats

2pm | 1c

Good Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Carnival Eats

6:30pm | 5:30c

Carnival Eats

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Carnival Eats

8pm | 7c

Carnival Eats

8:30pm | 7:30c

Carnival Eats

9:30pm | 8:30c

Carnival Eats

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Carnival Eats

12am | 11c

Carnival Eats

12:30am | 11:30c

Carnival Eats

1am | 12c

Carnival Eats

1:30am | 12:30c

Carnival Eats

2:30am | 1:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

Trending Videos

So Much Pretty Food Here