Sometimes I want something really quick for dinner! I am talking at least 30 minutes or less! This is when my Shrimp Fried Rice Quesadillas Recipe comes in handy. I found it on Taste of Home and it has been a favorite with my girls! I am always looking for ways to make my dishes more healthy and also, for more recipes! Thanks to itsgoodtoknow.com I always have a great recipe at my fingertips! Since I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter is made with 70% less saturated fat and 30% fewer calories than butter, I know I am giving something good to my girls. Also, since it contains no cholesterol or hydrogenated oils, I know I am giving something good to myself too. At my age I need to watch everything that enters my mouth because I want to stay around for a long time and see my girls do great things.
This recipe is really simple! All you need is a few ingredients and you are on your way. You can make this meal for under $20.00, which means it is easy on my budget. It makes around 6 servings which is perfect for a semi-large family or a small family that likes to have left overs.
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- 1 pound uncooked small shrimp, peeled and deveined and cut into pieces
- 1 small onion
- 1 small sweet red pepper
- 1 small green pepper
- 3 tablespoons butter, divided
- 1 egg, beaten
- 4 cups cooked long grain rice
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 cup Monterey jack cheese
- 6 flour tortillas (8 inches)
- In a small skillet, saute the shrimp, onion and peppers in 1 tablespoon butter until shrimp turn pink; remove and keep warm.
- In a small bowl, whisk the egg. In the same skillet, heat 1 tablespoon butter until hot. Add egg; cook and stir over medium heat until egg is completely set. Stir in the rice, soy sauce and shrimp mixture.
- Spread remaining butter over one side of each tortilla. Place tortillas butter side down, on a griddle. Place a slice of cheese on each tortilla. Sprinkle shrimp mixture over half of each tortilla. Fold over and cook over low heat for 1-2 minutes on each side or until cheese is melted. Cut into wedges.
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