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Shrimp Fried Rice

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This is the recipe we use to make shrimp fried rice at home.  The best part of the whole recipe is that it contains no msg.  To make the recipe more healthy, you could substitute the white rice for brown rice if desired.



Ingredients:
2 eggs, scrambled
1 shallot, chopped finely
1 medium onion, chopped finely
2 stalks of green onions, chopped
1 teaspoon of minced garlic
1 pound of shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 cup of carrots, chopped
1 cup of peas
4 cups of cooked rice (use day old cold cooked rice for best results)
1/2 cup of soy sauce
salt and black pepper to taste


Scramble two eggs in a skillet and set aside for later.


Chop the shallot, onion,  and green onion and throw in a pan.  Add the minced garlic and brown.  If the seasonings start to stick to the bottom of the pan, use a bit of water, about a half a cup, to deglaze the pan.


Add in the shrimp and let cook until the shrimp is thoroughly cooked.


Then, add in the carrots and peas, stirring occasionally.

Add in the cold cooked rice …

Baked Tilapia

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Baked tilapia is a staple around our house.  It is a quick and easy weeknight meal and it is quite tasty.  I usually serve it with potatoes or rice pilaf.  It's also great with green beans.

Ingredients:
Paprika
Parsley
Salt
Black pepper
Oregano
Thyme
Lemon juice
Butter (a 1/2 teaspoon for each piece of fish)

You can use fresh or frozen tilapia for this recipe.  If using frozen, allow the tilapia to thaw.


Sprinkle on the paprika, parsley, salt, black pepper, oregano and thyme on the fish.  Then pour on a little lemon juice, just a few drops on each fillet.


Put a half teaspoon of butter on top of each piece of fish. 


Bake the fish in the oven at 350 degrees for 25 - 30 minutes.