Cajun Shrimp and Rice

Total Time:
20 min
14 min
6 min

4 servings

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails intact
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 4 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 bunches scallions, chopped
  • 3 cups cooked white rice
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • Lemon wedges, for serving (optional)

Heat the butter, olive oil and garlic in a large skillet over medium-high heat until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the Cajun seasoning and shrimp and cook, stirring, until the shrimp begin to curl, about 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper.

Add the tomatoes and scallions to the skillet and cook, stirring, about 1 minute. Add the rice and 1/4 cup water and continue to cook until the rice is warmed through and the shrimp are opaque, about 3 more minutes. Stir in the parsley and serve with lemon, if desired.

Per serving: Calories 357; Fat 11 g (Saturated 3 g); Cholesterol 176 mg; Sodium 537 mg; Carbohydrate 40 g; Fiber 3 g; Protein 23 g

Photograph by Antonis Achilleos

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Very good recipe! I added a smoky kielbasa by sautéing it first then cooking the shrimp in the drippings. Yummy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tasty with minor changes. I added a small diced green pepper and a cup of sliced okra shortly after the shrimp. It was still a bit bland at the end. I don't suggest using more Cajun seasoning as it would get too salty so I just added several good shakes of Tabasco and then it was very good. Will make again with those changes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So good! And quick! I didn't have Cajon seasoning so I blended together ground mustard, chili powder, paprika and black pepper. Used small onion instead of scallions. Next time I would take tails off shrimp before cooking. Will make again for sure! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used about a full tablespoon of cajun seasoning and added a few splashes of hot sauce at the end. That's all I changed and I really enjoyed this recipe. It's so quick too which is an added bonus. Will definitely make this one again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
YUM! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy to make, everyone had whole family loved it and I will be making this again next week for sure. Had no Scallions or Plum Tomatoes on hand but had everything else, so I substituted the Scallions for Green Onions and the Plum Tomatoes for a can of diced Chilli Tomatoes...was amazing :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really nice dish, only 2 pans and came together in less than 30 mins. made a few changes; only used 2 cups of cooked rice, halved grape tomatoes, small regular onion because i didnt have scallions, and followed others suggestions by adding chopped red pepper and one chopped celery rib. Really hard to find cajun seasoning that is something other than flavored salt. Found Weber n'orleans cajun seasoning. Surprisingly spicy, but a good flavor of heat. I also deglazed the pan with white wine. when i mixed in the rice and shrimp with the veg, i added a splash of half&half and zested a lemon over the top. lots of chopped parsley is a must. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very easy to make and my whole family loved it!! Next time I will try it with chicken and then maybe chicken and shrimp!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was delicious and so easy to make. I added mushrooms and that was perfect. I will definitely add this as one of my go to dishes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious. Prepped early in the day and it was a snap to pull together at dinner time. Doubled the recipe, skipped the butter, used brown rice, added 3 green bell peppers and extra Cajun seasoning. Great leftover, very flavorful... Be sure to season with salt and pepper and don't use old Cajun seasoning and you will have a dish packed full of flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Over at mirj has a great cajun seasoning mix that has no salt. It's equal parts white pepper, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, and paprika. So easy and DELISH. It is a bit more potent than store bought so tread lightly at first. I first tried it back in 2010 and I haven't used anything else since. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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