Shrimp and Tomato Rice Salad

The main body of this salad contains approximately the following, although it could be modified quite a bit… the gist of it though is that it’s a mix of shrimp, tomatoes, and rice, with other vegetables added as you like them:

1/2 pound of shrimp
1 1/2 heirloom tomatoes
8 grape tomatoes
4 mushrooms
1/4 red onion
2 cups of rice

The dish is served cold so the shrimp and rice should be cooked in advance. Total cost for the above for me was just over five dollars and it serves two to three people depending on hunger — just mix up the above and add a light dressing. I had already made the dressing in advance for another salad that was a mix of 1/4 mayonnaise, 1/4 lime juice, 1/4 balsamic vinegar, and 1/4 olive oil, with a little red pepper and sea salt. A delicious, inexpensive meal. Terrible photo unfortunately…



  1. Mary Beth wrote:

    This sounds amazing. I have some shrimp in the freezer and I think this will be tomorrow’s dinner…

    Sunday, September 30, 2007 at 8:47 pm | Permalink
  2. Jennica wrote:

    sounds delicious!

    Sunday, September 30, 2007 at 9:16 pm | Permalink
  3. mad world wrote:

    I think your food entries are one of my favorite things about your blog.

    Sunday, September 30, 2007 at 9:36 pm | Permalink
  4. Miss Pixie Styx wrote:

    This is perfect for an Eastern Orthodox. We fast from meat and fish and poultry and dairy and eggs on Wednesday and Fridays and during the fasting seasons. I also love to take photographs of the dishes that are served to me. Perhaps we could create a community blog for this sort of thing? I don’t really like having my own blog. I am having miso noodle soup for dinner tonight. :)

    A photo tip. Capture the whole dish, meaning in the bowl and also the table. It frames it better. I might make my food pictures public on my Flickr site and then you could look. I am being harassed and stalked on the Internet so I have become very weary of showing anything. :(

    Sunday, September 30, 2007 at 10:52 pm | Permalink
  5. Sorry for the double post. Here you go.
    That’s at Tommy’s Wok in Sausalito, CA. I have others but I need to let my daughter watch Willow.

    Sunday, September 30, 2007 at 11:11 pm | Permalink
  6. mandy wrote:

    “maggots, michael. you’re eating maggots. how do they taste?”

    might have to try that one.

    Monday, October 1, 2007 at 12:38 am | Permalink
  7. p7tms wrote:

    Im allergic to seafood :(

    Monday, October 1, 2007 at 5:58 am | Permalink
  8. dragon wrote:

    i miss the seafood from canada

    Monday, October 1, 2007 at 11:40 am | Permalink
  9. dragon wrote:

    try that
    but sorry i only have it in german

    1 Knoblauchzehe, fein gehackt
    1 Halbe rote Chilischote, fein gehackt
    15 Gramm Butter
    1 Essl. Olivenöl
    8 Tiefgefrorene Riesengarnelen
    220 Gramm Spaghetti
    1 Halbes Bund Petersilie, gehackt

    getrocknete Tomaten und weisswein
    1 Essl. Olivenöl
    1 Knoblauchzehe, fein gehackt
    1/2 Chilischote, fein gehackt
    Frischer Pfeffer

    Für die Sauce Knoblauch und Chili leicht in Öl andünsten mit dem weisswein und den davor aufgeweichten Tomaten zugeben und gut verühren. Ca. 20 Minuten bei kleiner Flamme köcheln lassen. Mit Salz und Pfeffer abschmecken.

    In der Zwischenzeit die Nudeln kochen und warm stellen. Für die Meeresfrüchte Butter und Olivenöl erhitzen. Chilischote und Knoblauch andünsten. Garnelen ins Öl geben bis sie gar sind.Tomatensauce und Nudeln zugeben und gut vermengen. Mit gehackter Petersilie anrichten.

    Monday, October 1, 2007 at 11:47 am | Permalink
  10. Jensen wrote:

    Everything you make looks so delicious! Why can’t I ever create something like that?

    Monday, October 1, 2007 at 12:58 pm | Permalink
  11. TheWomanMonster wrote:

    I’m allergic to the shrimpies as well, but I bet that smelled divine.

    Monday, October 1, 2007 at 1:25 pm | Permalink
  12. Mike wrote:

    Mandy that is funny. Since Jr high, when ever I ate rice with my friends Scott he would say maggots, michael. you’re eating maggots.”

    More food posts.

    Monday, October 1, 2007 at 7:13 pm | Permalink
  13. Alex wrote:

    i am vegan but this dish is nice because it seems so easily moddified, i love when you post the recipies i am learning how to cook so its very helpful keep it up!!!

    Monday, October 1, 2007 at 7:28 pm | Permalink
  14. Owned wrote:

    I just can’t bring myself to wat a shrimp…I keep thinking OMG it’s a bug.
    Lame, I know.
    Sounds good in theory though!

    Monday, October 1, 2007 at 7:33 pm | Permalink
  15. Owned wrote:

    wat a shrimp? I meant EAT.

    Monday, October 1, 2007 at 7:33 pm | Permalink
  16. Wldfire_1 wrote:

    I always feel bad looking at your wonderful meals as they look fairly easy to make and way tastey and usally good for you, yet i cant find myself the time to try some. I best do that sometime, i probally am missing out on alot of good stuff!!

    Monday, October 1, 2007 at 9:19 pm | Permalink
  17. I am going to try HTML. This is a meal strangers prepared for me in Kodiak, AK. Korean Christians.

    Monday, October 1, 2007 at 10:40 pm | Permalink
  18. Sorry, HTML didn’t work, here’s the link. I was hiking in Ft. Ambercrombie State Park, was exhausted, I walked many miles to get there, and they took me home, fed me, and brought me back to my motel.

    Monday, October 1, 2007 at 10:42 pm | Permalink
  19. Nikkibunny wrote:

    I hope the heirloom tomatoes weren’t too priceless! :)

    Tuesday, October 2, 2007 at 6:10 am | Permalink
  20. Russell wrote:

    Cooking for me is a lot like Shannon. I walk in the kitchen, see what I have and end up with original dishes.

    One nite, I was in the mood for tomato soup. Well I had home canned tomatoes, green pepers, onions, some hot sauce, milk, real butter. chopped all real fine and heated to just bubbly. Turned down the heat and let simmer while I made grill cheese sandwiches with ranch dressing on the side. Omigod, it was fantastic.

    To me is always cook what you like, and just throw it together.

    My favorite though is to roll out real thin, biscuit dough (about the size of a cookie sheet). Pour on 1 lb of your favorite meat or beans that have been cooked with 1 medium onion. roll into a log, fold the edges under and bake at 350 til when tapped by a spoon it sounds hollow. Cover with your favorite hot gravy and serve.

    Tuesday, October 9, 2007 at 8:29 pm | Permalink
  21. raffaella wrote:

    What do you mean by you’re eating “maggots”?
    I’m reading a book set in Shanghai where two guys go to a restaurant and eat delicious “rice-maggot” omelette.

    Has anybody heard about that??

    Monday, February 25, 2008 at 7:23 pm | Permalink
Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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