It’s almost that time of the year when it starts to get cold out. Not lately! I’m antsy waiting for the fall weather to arrive, but I should know better. Today is our three-year wedding anniversary, and every year at this time, summer makes a comeback. Don’t get me wrong I love the summer and the warm weather, but I miss my hearty stews, soups and warm comfort food.
During the summer, we had to make sure our air conditioner was on high if I wanted to make something that required me to stand over a stove. As much as I love a good beef stew or chicken noodle soup, I wanted to a find a something new. I love shrimp and I wanted to pair it with my mother’s yellow rice. That’s when I stumbled on an amazing Mediterranean shrimp recipe (keep reading). If Brian weren’t already married to me, this meal would have made him propose.
I have always loved Mediterranean food. For Brian, it was a new-found love. During busy season, we don’t get to eat together and it gives us some time to explore lots of take out and seamless options. Brian found a new obsession with a mediterranean restaurant near his work. He would stop there everyday for dinner. I swear, he was going to turn into a falafel. So when we got back into cooking dinner together, I was on the search for some great new recipes.
I paired the shrimp recipe with my mother’s yellow rice. As you already know, my mother does not have recipes. If I wanted to learn how to make her rice, I needed to plan a trip to see her. I managed to sneak a weekend visit at the end of busy season. As soon as I arrived, I requested her yellow rice. I watched her as she added her seasoning to the water before it boiled, and took notes on about how much of everything she used. My mom is such a sweetheart. She brought me everything I needed to recreate her yellow rice at home.
She uses Triguisar, which is a powdered mixed seasoning. This seasoning is what helps create the yellow color. It’s mainly a mixture of cumin, salt, garlic, turmeric, pepper, etc. If you cannot find it at your local grocery store, you can find it on Amazon (affiliate link).
Yellow Rice and Mediterranean Shrimp
- 2 cups of water
- 1 cup of white rice
- 1 tbsp. spoon of Triguisar
- 1 tsp. of Mustard oil
- ½ of cube of chicken bouillon (optional if vegetarian)
- 2 tbsp. of Goya Cilantro cooking base
- In a small pot add your water, Triguisar, mustard oil, chicken bouillon cube and cilantro-cooking base. Stir, cover and bring to a boil on high heat.
- Once water is boiling add your rice, cover and lower heat to low.
- Cook until rice is tender.
I could literally eat this rice on its own all day, everyday. However, it really complements the shrimp dish. The Mediterranean shrimp was easy to make, but jus a warning: it has a lot of ingredients. So prep and measure everything before you start cooking. I’ve this dish so many times, it’s a staple in my house.
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