26 April 2010

Cilantro Shrimp Rice

I haven't gotten use to cooking for one yet, and I don't really want to. It's not that fun for me, and it's definitely not that fun for you. Sometimes it's actually a bit tricky trying to keep up with blogging. You see, I don't ever make just one portion of anything, so I'll cook a nice dinner one night, and I'll eat it all week long. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Whenever. I love leftovers. But I just eat them cold, straight out of the fridge. I don't typically do anything creative with them to show you. So either I eat one meal all week long, or I freeze stuff. And at this point, my freezer is doing pretty well.

Only a few more days and I can start cooking for someone else again. In fact, I get to cook for a bunch of people!!! The month of May will be exciting, we have about 16 days worth of family visiting us, which means dinner parties!!!! WOO WOO!!! I'm really thrilled not only to see everyone, but to cook for them too! I've already started menu planning, and I'm looking forward to food shopping, I'm sort of freakish like that.

Back to the rice. While enjoying dinner with other people, I would normally serve a dish like this as a side, but eating alone, this is a common entree for me. It's another one of my favorite meals, toss in whatever you've got. Sauteed onions, garlic, peas, broccoli, spinach, anything. Just do it.

Cilantro Shrimp Rice
Printable Recipe
by Kacey's Kitchen
  • 1 cup jasmine rice
  • 1 large handful of thawed & peeled shrimp
  • zest & juice of 1 lime
  • 1 handful of fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1.5 cups water (or broth)
  1. Place rice and 1.5 cups of water (or broth), shrimp, and zest into rice cooker. Turn on. Leave alone until cooker clicks off. Don't touch it. Don't open it. Go do something productive for a half hour, without touching the rice cooker.
  2. Once cooker clicks off, your allowed to open it up. Fluff up rice gently, if too wet for your tastes, let it sit a bit on the warm setting with the lid off.
  3. Add some lime juice to taste and toss with fresh chopped cilantro.
  4. Eat. Eat. Eat.


  1. Kacey, this looks delicious and your photo of the dish is lovely. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

  2. Kacey!! Hey, it's Noelle (aka Lisa). Remember me? :) I just wanted to tell you I love your blog, and I love trying out all the delicious recipes that you share. This rice looks so frickin good (I love me some jasmine rice), and I can't wait to try it out. I wish I knew how much you liked to cook--we could have whipped up some stuff together when you still lived in good 'ol Jerz. I made a pasta sauce last night that came out delicious. I added carrots, onions, and yellow peppers, and just sort of let them melt into the tomatoes for a few hours. Added a splash (okay, more than a splash) of red wine. Made some sausage meatballs and threw them in the pot to hang out for a bit. It was just a little sweet and oh so yummy.
    But isn't blogging fun? I write a blog for work and I just love it.
    Well, I hope everything is going well for you and Aaron in sunny FL. Hopefully we'll see each other again before we're too old :)

  3. PS-Did I mention your pictures rock? You always did kick ass at photography. And wow, I am being such a huge suck up, you're probably gagging. Will you marry me?

  4. Holy Moly Lisa!!! Do you really think Ruth would forget a memorable person like yourself?!?! Impossible, even with all of that methane back at HHS!!!

    (Dear Everyone else, please do not be alarmed, no methane has ever been consumed at Kacey's Kitchen. Not that I know of atleast...)

    I was very excited to get your message today and think it's awesome that your actually trying out some of the stuff. I often wonder if anyone finds this site useful!

    I really enjoy blogging also, I hope to make this site even more bad ass someday soon. Don't worry about sucking up, it totally boosts my confidence level through the roof. And that was officially the first marriage proposal ever on my site, although I'll have to get back to you about it.

    Speaking of getting old, I assume we've got to have a 10 year reunion coming up relatively soon...holy fuck. We ARE OLD!!!

  5. It was delicious! You should definitely make it!!!

  6. thanks for visiting our blog..have a great time with all the cooking and do let us know how things turn out!