The "supergrain" quinoa-which has more protein and fiber than any other grain-is the base for our healthier version of classic Southern grits. By cooking the quinoa in water instead of milk we've saved calories, leaving us room to add butter and nutty Parmesan for richness.
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Healthy Garlic Shrimp and Quinoa Grits
Total:
40 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
30 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Nutrition Info

Healthy
Total:
40 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
30 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Nutrition Info

Healthy

Ingredients

Directions

Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add half the garlic, and cook, stirring, until soft, about 2 minutes. Add the quinoa, 2 1/3 cups water, 1/4 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper, and bring to a simmer, stirring. Cover, reduce the heat to medium-low and cook until the quinoa is tender (the little white tails become visible) and the liquid is the consistency of a thin porridge, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove the saucepan from the heat, and whisk in the Parmesan and half the parsley. Cover and keep warm.

Meanwhile, season the shrimp with 1/4 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp in a single layer (it's OK if they touch), and cook until the underside turns pink, about 2 minutes. Turn the shrimp, add the remaining garlic and cook until the shrimp begin to curl and turn totally pink, about 2 minutes more. Add the wine, 2 tablespoons water and the remaining parsley, reserving a pinch for garnish. Once the liquid has reduced by half, swirl in the remaining 2 tablespoons butter until smooth. Divide the quinoa and shrimp among 4 bowls, top with the pan sauce and sprinkle with the reserved parsley.

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