2 tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion chopped
1 bell pepper chopped (I used a red one)
4 cloves garlic minced
1/2 cup rice long-grain
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp salt
28 oz crushed tomatoes (1 large can)
4 cups water
1 cup coconut milk unsweetened
1 lb medium shrimp shelled and cut in 1 inch pieces
1/4 tsp black pepper ground
3 tbsp lemon juice from 1 lemon
1/2 cup parsley fresh, chopped, for garnish
In a large soup pot heat the olive oil over low heat. Add onion, bell pepper, garlic and cook stirring occasionally until the onion and pepper are soft. About 5 minutes.
Add the rice, red pepper flakes, salt, tomatoes and water to the pot and bring a boil. Cook until the rice is almost done, about 10 minutes.
Stir the coconut milk into the soup. Bring to a simmer and then stir in the shrimp. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the shrimp is just done, 3 to 5 minutes.
Stir in the black pepper, lemon juice, and parsley.
Recipe Notes: Heavy cream could be used as a substitute for the coconut milk.