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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Jan. 6, 2023: It’s the New Year and that means time to put those resolutions into action and ensure you eat your way to better health. Here is a recipe with a Caribbean twist to include in your weekly routine.

Island Shrimp with Calypso Rice


2 (8-oz) packages frozen island lime shrimp

1 cup frozen petite peas

¼ cup pre-diced red onions

2 tablespoons Sofrito (Spanish cooking sauce)

2 (8.8-oz) pouches precooked yellow rice


  • Wash shrimp with vinegar and lime.
  • Place shrimp in large sauté pan on medium. Cook 10–12 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until shrimp are pink and sauce is slightly thickened.
  • Meanwhile, combine peas, onions, and sofrito in microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave on HIGH for 4 minutes or until hot.
  • Stir in rice and microwave on HIGH for 2–3 more minutes or until rice is thoroughly heated. Stir rice; spoon shrimp mixture over rice and serve.
  • Note: Sofrito is a cooking sauce made from tomatoes, garlic, peppers, and spices. It is used as a flavouring ingredient in many Caribbean recipes.
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