Shrimp With Spicy Red Peppers & Butternut Squash Rice

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Author Notes: Shrimp & Red Peppers With Butternut Squash Rice decorated with parsley. A savory dish filled with vegetables, bursting with a flavor that can be made in under 30 minutes! Paleo, gluten free, low calorie and packed with nutrition.Megan Olson


Serves 4

  • 1 pound shrimp, cleaned, tail removed & deveined
  • 3 cups butternut squash or 1 large squash cubed
  • 2 red bell peppers, sliced & diced
  • 1 cup white onion, finely diced
  • 1 15 oz can fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons parsley
  1. Place butternut squash cubes in a blender or food processor and pulse until it becomes a rice like consistency, do not over process.
  2. Place a large skillet over medium high heat and add olive oil, onion & red pepper flakes. Cook 2-3 minutes then add red bell pepper, garlic.
  3. Cook 5 minutes then add tomatoes, butternut squash rice, salt, pepper, chili powder & paprika and stir to combine the juices with all ingredients.
  4. After 5 minutes, add broth and the shrimp.
  5. Cook until the shrimp another 5 minutes until it turns translucent stirring occasionally to flip them.
  6. Once the shrimp has is cooked & butternut squash has reached a rice consistency remove from heat, add parsley & enjoy!

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