How to turn frozen food into a healthy meal: Shrimps and peas rice

Hello everyone, welcome back to my blog once again!

Today's post will be another great quick dish of mine, being always in a hurry lately, I really needed to make something easy yet nourishing.

This is not a proper risotto as the procedure is different, however, it has an easier approach and it came pretty close to it after all so it is worth giving it a go if you are a beginner in the kitchen.

I chose basmati rice as it cooks faster and I really like the texture combined with the other ingredients.

This is truly a super speedy recipe and it only requires frozen food, so the chopping part is reduced to almost zero. It is also very delicate as the shrimps and the peas are rather sweet but the combo is very pleasant and it will satisfy the lovers of non-spicy food and it will be suitable for children.

I am a firm believer in the superiority of fresh food, however, this is proof that it is possible to cook a quick and healthy meal including with frozen ingredients when we lack time or energy.

To find more recipes with frozen food, check this article:

20 Quick Recipes Made with Frozen Foods


200g basmati rice

frozen peas

frozen shrimps

a shallot

vegetable stock


extra virgin olive oil

Peel off the skin from the shallot, chop it thinly and add it to the pot with a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil at high heat for a minute to allow the shallot to release its aroma in the oil.

Bring to boil 1L of water in a kettle and when it is hot add it to the pot along with the vegetable stock. Let it melt, stirring with a wooden spoon if necessary.

Put the rice, the frozen peas and the shrimps in the pot and cover with a lid.

Let it cook for 10 minutes.

Check if it is ready, season with some salt, stir well and then serve with some grated parmesan cheese on top and if you like, a sprinkle of pepper.

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Want more recipes with peas?

Check this great pasta recipe:

Italian summer pasta with peas