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Puerto Rican Shrimp & Rice (Asapao con Camarones)

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4 servings, 2 cups each

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  • Combine seasonings in medium bowl. Add shrimp; toss to coat.
  • Heat dressing in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add shrimp; cook 5 min. or until shrimp turn pink and are browned on both sides, stirring frequently. Remove shrimp from skillet; keep warm. Add onions and rice to skillet; cook 5 min. or until onions are crisp-tender. Stir in broth and water; bring to boil. Cover; reduce heat to low. Simmer 15 min. or until rice is tender.
  • Add tomatoes with their liquid, the peppers, ham and shrimp; stir. Cover. Cook 5 to 10 min. or until heated through.

Food Facts

To many, asapao is known as the Puerto Rican paella.

Food Facts

The size of a shrimp is indicated by the number of shrimp per pound. The smaller the number, the larger the shrimp. Large shrimp will yield 26-30 per pound. Since the size differences can be slight, feel free to substitute medium or extra-large shrimp for large shrimp.


  • 4 servings, 2 cups each

Healthy Living

  • Low fat
  • Low calorie
  • Generally Nutritious

Diet Exchange

  • 2-1/2 Starch
  • 2 Vegetable
  • 3 Meat (VL)
  • 1 Fat

Nutrition Bonus

Feel good about serving your friends and family this low calorie, low-fat meal.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 4 servings, 2 cups each
Calories 400
% Daily Value
Total fat 7g
Saturated fat 1g
Cholesterol 230mg
Sodium 1390mg
Carbohydrate 52g
Dietary fiber 3g
Sugars 8g
Protein 31g
Vitamin A 15 %DV
Vitamin C 30 %DV
Calcium 10 %DV
Iron 40 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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    Summer 2015 Nice

  • Josue_Rodz |

    the original recipe is a stew! but this one is good too... by the way I'm puertorrican!

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