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Shrimp fried rice

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July 30, 2008

Shrimp fried rice

Serves 4

5 tablespoons unsalted butter

2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled (reserve shells)

2 shallots, chopped

1 clove garlic, finely chopped

3 cups cooked white rice

Salt, to taste

Cayenne pepper, to taste

1. In a medium skillet, heat the butter. Add the shrimp shells and cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes or until the butter is infused with the shrimp color. Set a strainer over a large skillet. Strain the butter into the pan.

2. Add the shallots and cook, stirring often, for 4 minutes or until softened. Add the garlic and shrimp. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until the shrimp are pink.

3. Stir in the rice and cook, tossing constantly, for 4 minutes or until the rice is completely coated with butter. Add salt and cayenne and toss again. Adapted from "The Savannah Cookbook"

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