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Curried Beef Short Ribs

Note: I found this was more realistically four servings.

Finishing this dish with lime zest and juice brightens its rich flavors.

Yield 6 servings (serving size: about 3 ounces ribs, 2/3 cup rice, and about 2 1/2 tablespoons sauce)

2 teaspoons canola oil
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Shrimp Fried Rice

Shrimp Fried Rice

3 (3 1/2-ounce) bags boil-in-bag long-grain rice
1 (10-ounce) package frozen green peas
Cooking spray
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 cup chopped green onions
1 tablespoon bottled ground fresh ginger (such as Spice World)
12 ounces medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
Dash of crushed red pepper

Cook rice according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain. Remove rice from bags, and return to pan. Add peas to the pan, stirring well. Cover and keep warm.
Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add eggs to pan; cook 1 minute or until set. Remove eggs from pan; coarsely chop. Return pan to heat; add canola oil to pan. Add onions and ginger to pan; sauté 1 minute. Add shrimp to pan; sauté 2 minutes or until shrimp are done.
Add shrimp mixture and eggs to rice mixture; stir well. Combine vinegar and the remaining ingredients, stirring well. Drizzle vinegar mixture over rice mixture; stir well.

Yield: 6 servings (serving size: about 1 1/2 cups)
CALORIES 392(15% from fat); FAT 6.7g (sat 1.1g,mono 2.8g,poly 1.9g); PROTEIN 19.3g; CHOLESTEROL 155mg; CALCIUM 67mg; SODIUM 478mg; FIBER 3.2g; IRON 4.9mg; CARBOHYDRATE 61.9g
Allison Fishman
Cooking Light, AUGUST 2006

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