Cajun Shrimp and Rice

Total Time:
20 min
Prep:
14 min
Cook:
6 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

NUTRITION INFO
Ingredients
  • 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)
Directions

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

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This was delicious.  I used Alton Brown's baked brown rice recipe for the rice.  I substituted small shrimp instead of large, light margarine instead of butter, and chicken broth instead of water. It was a tad salty, so I added a bit more rice to dilute it a bit.  I'm looking forward to making it again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great dish!  Had to sub chicken for the shrimp to accommodate the kids, but otherwise very tasty and easy to make! item not reviewed by moderator and published
So quick and easy. I used  code3spices Cajun blend. Will definitely make again!  item not reviewed by moderator and published
one of my all time favorite recipes! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tasty recipe.  I peeled my raw shrimp and boiled the shells then used that water to cook my rice.  item not reviewed by moderator and published
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 seconds...my 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
This recipe sucked! Tasted terrible! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Good basic recipe, quick and easy. Next time I'll reduce some white wine with it, add another red pepper and try some spicy sausage with it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this last night for dinner and used a lot of the substitutions that reviewers posted here. I omitted the butter and used 3 TBS olive oil instead. I sautéed half of a green pepper with the oil and garlic. I also increased the amount of cajun seasoning to 3 generous tsp. Then I added shrimp and two sliced, slightly browned bratwursts (brats were the only thing I had on hand in lieu of sausage). I then added two chopped and seeded tomatoes along with three stalks of scallions (one bunch). Two bunches seemed excessive but after tasting the meal, I think using two would have been okay (in my opinion, but I enjoy cooked scallions). Finally, I added brown rice (which I cooked in chicken broth) and 1/4 cup of chardonnay instead of water. I also squeezed half a lemon into the mix and squeezed more onto each dish as they were served. The meal was a hit! Aside from the Brats I added this meal is light and very hearty! Best part: It was QUICK and EASY!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought the concept of the dish was great but when I made it I found it to be so bland. Maybe next time I'll add bell peppers and some cayenne pepper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Definitely a great dish for the family, going to use this again. Adding a little more seasoning tho foor a better kick with my Spanish blood. Thanks Food Network! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love it!! Very quick and easy! I threw some chopped tomato in, and some red pepper flakes for a touch of a kick...I also squeezed a half a lemon for some tang...perfect! It's gonna stay on my menu for a while! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this recipe last night and this is a great basic recipe that you can modify for your taste. Here are the modifications I made: added chopped yellow and orange bell peppers, used only half a bunch of scallions (my b/f doesn't care much for onions, jalapeno chicken sausage, which I sliced and browned before throwing in the butter, olive oil and garlic, instead of plum tomatoes, I used a variety of small heirloom tomatoes and brown rice instead of white. Since we love spicy foods, I used 2-1/2 palmfuls of Emeril's cajun seasoning, which has a really good kick while not being too spicy, and instead of water, I used low sodium fat free organic chicken stock and it added just the right amount of flavor and creaminess to the dish. This was definitely a great staple recipe to keep on hand and will be making this again soon!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
A great and simple recipe! I found the amount of Cajun seasoning to be just perfect. Did cut back on the scallions - used only one bunch and used two large tomatoes which I seeded before chopping. My entire family loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was great with a few alterations. I cook for myself a bit, so I cut the shrimp and rice in half (also used brown rice, and cooked it in chicken broth. Kept the butter, oil, spices, and veggies the same (added an extra teaspoon of Emeril's Essence and instead of water, used 1/2 cup of chicken stock. This had a great kick, but next time I'll throw in more veggies. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was just okay. Nothing special. Couldn't even taste the cajun spice, but for people that like mild or bland dishes, this would work for them. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just made this now and finished eating it! OMG!!!!! What a great dish! Easy to make and absolutely delicious! I didn't have Cajun seasoning, so I used some of Emeril's essence "Bayou Blast" seasoning that I made a while back and it was fabulous! I didn't have scallions on hand so I used "garlic chives" that I grow in my container garden and I think that enhanced the flavor profile. I also added some fresh lemon juice along with less water than the recipe called for. The citrus added a beatiful, fresh flavor. I did not add the rice to the skillet, but rather put it onto the plate and spooned the cooked shrimp over it so that it wasn't to much rice per serving. I will make this again and again! Caviat, this is the FIRST recipe that I have ever given a review of... so it really impressed me! Cheers, enjoy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Super delicious. I had to modify it because I didn't have scallions. So I did red onions garlic and didn't have Cajun spice so I went with jerk seasoning. Made it took spicy but I appreciate the recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made a version of this tonight and rating it a 4 based on the water the original version calls for. I did add 1/3 of a large vidalia onion, a green pepper, 2 shakes of red pepper flakes, cut the shrimp in half & added 1/4 lb of Johnsinville andouille sausage but, I would never add water to a recipe that is to be full of flavor. Instead, I used an equal amount of Yellow Tail chardonnay. If you change nothing but the liquid it would probably be very good. The other additions I made, made it incredible. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent and easy and 9 weight watcher points! Made exactly like recipe with the exception of adding a little more cajun seasoning. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really a good recipe. I have made it many times now and my family likes it. My changes: I cook the rice with vegetable broth. I saute one diced onion and one diced green pepper initially then add the garlic and follow the remainder of the recipe. For the Cajun spice I use Emeril's Essence which can be found on the Food Network website. Thanks for a great recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! I used Morton's cajun seasoning and substituted white wine for the water. My husband loved it. Will make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made this recipe twice now, both times with chicken in place of the shrimp. My family loves it!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awesome! My husband and I loved this dish! It reminded me of the Cajun Shrimp Dish I get at the Bubba Gump Restaurant. To save time, I used pre-cooked, deveined shrimp and threw them in towards the end just for them to get heated through. I also added a bit more spice b/c we love things w/ a lot of heat. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Quick, Easy, Delicious and Filling, Wonderful dish fed everyone in the family and we had left over. Everyone was quiet while they ate, i will make it again. : item not reviewed by moderator and published
Terrific recipe!! Easy, quick, and delicious!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this recipe. It's so quick and easy and good! The first time I made it, it was a little too spicy and I like spicy so I reduced it to one teaspoon, maybe a pinch more...perfect. I use rotel instead of plum tomatoes and added white wine and sausage. Absolutely perfect. Maybe next time I'll add some crawfish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was tasty, but not impressive, and I followed the recipe. I'd make it again, but I'd tweak it to my family's tastes, I think the Andouille will give it that little kick. I used frozen shrimp which I boiled for 3 minutes, drained, cleaned the shells, and added to the pan with the butter/olive oil/garlic and they came out excellent. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe. Easy to make and when you don't have alot of time to to make something this a fast way to get dinner on the table. item not reviewed by moderator and published
By far the best recipe I've ever tried... item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very, very flavorful and a quick and easy dinner! I added an extra teaspoon of the Cajun seasoning (I used Zatarans because I wanted a little bit more heat. Whatever you do, DO NOT add water! There is no flavor in water so why dilute the flavor of the dish? Instead use a nice white wine or even chicken broth will work. The freshness of the parsley and the acidity from the lemon really complete this meal. Delish! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I winged a lot of this recipe and it was still good. Great way to use leftovers! Leftover chicken breast. Only had 3 Roma's so I used a red bell pepper too. I have no idea what a "bunch" of scallions is. Used like 7ish. I don't have cajun spice so I googled it and ended up doing 1/2 teaspoon each of salt, garlic powder, paprika, cayenne and oregano. It was pretty spicy but it didn't linger, which is exactly what I like. I also added like 2 cups of homemade chicken stock to make the sauce go a little further. I also cut down on the oil and butter too. Half T each. Was so hungry I forgot the parsley and lemon wedges. Still delicious. It was good but not great. Will make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe!! Quick and yummy! I added andouille sausage just because it's a fave of my hubby's. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a simple recipe but packs a lot of flavor, thanks to the Cajun seasoning. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was very easy and good. I cut it half for my husband and me. It will be a regular. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This meal was really simply and really good. It's great for a week night meal because it was fast and easy. One quick note, I used just one bunch of scallions with the green ends, and it was plenty. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Decent quick and simple filler dish, but nothing spectacular. What really sticks in my craw though about the recipe is that it is labeled as Cajun but has none of the traits that usually identify Cajun food: 1 No trinity 2 No smoked meats 3 Usage of tomatoes (This is a Creole trait If you want my recommendations (as a lifelong resident of Louisiana on how to modify the recipe: Dice 1 large white/ yellow onion and 1 green bell pepper, add a half teaspoon of salt, and sauté/brown till onions are translucent. Add garlic (4 cloves rather than 3 and sauté till aromatic. Add salt and black pepper to your tastes. (optional Add a quarter lb of diced Andouille sausage or pork tasso. Cook 1-2 min. Add 2 tsp (or tbsp for a more true Cajun experience of cayenne pepper, and a tsp of paprika with shrimp. Follow the rest, minus the tomato and subbing water for chicken broth. (Note the main changes are the removal of "cajun seasoning" and tomatoes, and the addition of the pseudo-mirepoix item not reviewed by moderator and published
this is very good. i used brown rice. but it still came out flavorful. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We loved it. Very easy and very good. Did not have to change a thing. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Quick and very good item not reviewed by moderator and published
So good. So easy. Love it make it at least once a month. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Quick, easy and oh so tasty!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Amaziiiiiing! Cooked this today for my family and everyone LOVED it! Followed the recipe exactly, but i used 6 tortillas instead of 4 in each because 4 leaves a third of the pan exposed. And the recipe is not bland at all. The recipe clearly states to season the zucchini mixture and to season with salt and pepper between each layer item not reviewed by moderator and published
After reading several reviews that described the recipe as bland, I decided to punch it up a bit on my first go-round. I increased the butter, olive oil, garlic and cajun seasoning (I used Zatarain's Creole Seasoning each by 50% and skipped the added water later in the recipe. I also added 1/4 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes to the garlic while it was heating. Leaving the extra water out essentially made this a fried rice dish (there's plenty of liquid in the tomatoes but it turned out great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Whoa. I thought this might be bland, just looking at the few ingredients listed. WRONG! Since I had everything on hand and the reviews said it was quick and easy I decided to give it a try. I even added diced green pepper to try to jazz it up a bit. NOT BLAND AT ALL!!! If you use a good cajun seasoning and the correct amount of garlic you should be just fine. My seasoning had enough kick for me, but if you like it HOT HOT HOT then serve with a good southern hot sauce. This one is a keeper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow, sorry to say I was disappointed in this one. My husband and I kind of thought it was bland. If I were to make again (which I probably would not I would definitely add some andouille sausage. This dish needs something more. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Quick and easy! I think it could use an extra kick of spice and it only really needs 1 tbsp of olive oil and no butter. I would make it again, but use yellow rice (with saffron and throw in some other veggies like peppers, peas, and carrots. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I really was disappointed in this especially after all the great reviews. It was watery and bland. I added some marscapone to thickin it but it still was nothing I would serve again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was OUTSTANDING. My husband LOVED it, and even my kids scarfed it up. I left out the tomatoes purely because I forgot to buy them, and I'm so glad I did. It was perfect without them. I also used quinoa instead of rice for more nutrition, and it was incredible. Wasn't a little reluctant, but so worth the try! Excellent recipe. Thanks for passing this one along... item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was ok but that was about all. Just too plain even with a little extra spice added. I didn't like the texture of the rice, just got a little to mushy with the added water. I followed others advice and used chicken stock in place of water and added a handful of chopped squash and spicy sausage, still couldn't get this one to the "need to make it again" level. All that said if you have more simple tastes or kids that don't want a lot of spice, this might work for you. item not reviewed by moderator and published
save the seafood for a dish that is worth it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Rather bland. Super simple to make however it would need alot of doctoring to get the flavor up. Wouldn't make this one again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Not a winner for us. We prepared the dish as per the recipe and it was just ok at best. Adding other ingrdients and rating the recipe as 5 star does not fairly represent the recipe given. Take others advice and add andouille, peppers etc. for better result. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is very easy and so good. My daughter doesn't eat a lot of different things, but likes rice and shrimp really enjoyed it. I just didn't mention the Cajun part so she wouldn't have anything bad to say before she tasted it. I add a shake of red pepper flakes and the rest remained the same. Mother in law took the left-overs!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
FANTASTIC!!! This was so easy, my 15yr son actually took over and finished the dish....I loved it and so did my family item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a winner. I cooked 4 Louisiana Hot Links, cut them up and added them into the mix right before the rice and it really gave the dish a nice kick. I also added one tablespoon of Emeril's Essence in addition to the two tablespoons of Cajun seasoning since some previous reviewers said the dish was too bland. Finally, I didn't have fresh parsley but I did have some cilantro and the substitution tasted great! Don't forget the lemons! They really add to the flavor. My family LOVED this and I will make it again for sure. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family loved loved loved this one!!! It really wasn't too spicy. (for us anyway... My 3 year old had his eaten before I ha a chance to sit down myself! My 4 year old loved it too. My husband wants this as a regular staple. Once a week or so. All around terrific dish. Quick, easy, and gone, gone gone... I keep forgetting to serve the lemon on the side. I bet it would go great,but not necessary... Used cilantro instead of parsley, nice and fresh! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My fiance and I thought that this recipe was pretty darn good. I just made it a few days ago and we're already planning to make it again this week! I made a couple of substitutions: Brown rice instead of white, parsley flakes instead of fresh parsley, and green onion instead of scallions (and less than the recipe called for since im not big on onions. I also did not mix the rice with the rest of the dish. In our house its just our preference to keep the rice (or in other cases pasta separate. The only complaint was that it could stand to be a little spicier so i'll add more seasoning next time. I'll also need to double the recipe because it didn't last very long at all. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was slightly disappointed in this recipe...it was too bland for my palate. I added a couple more tomatoes as well as some other ingredients. Next time I will add an onion, I will flavor the rice while cooking, maybe in some chicken or shrimp stock...perhaps a little soy sauce for depth. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fantastic, and super easy. I was a little worried cause my husband doesn't really like cooked tomatoes in dishes, but the tomatoes brought in a very nice flavor. I added eggs to up-protein the dish, which also worked well. Will be putting it into my dinner rotation. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family loved this! This recipe was easy to follow, you cannot mess this up. I used generic cajun seasoning and found the heat to be perfect for my taste. Will make again item not reviewed by moderator and published
I don't ever write reviews, but this was fantastic. I actually added more Cajun because I like things spicy and used half the rice just because that's what I had. Next time I will try it with all the rice.....definitely do the parsley and lemon - finishes off the dish nicely. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is SO easy and fast, provided you have cooked rice. Excellent as is but there's lots of room for your choice of veggies/chicken/pork/herbs...a great BASIC recipe, then let your imagination go! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was AMAZING. By far, the best dinner I have cooked. I felt I need a little more greenery, so I added frozen broccoli & fresh okra. A great way to sneak in veggies! One of the BEST FN recipes I've ever tried. Lovelovelove it!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm the only one in my family who likes shrimp, so I made this instead with some grilled chicken. It was wonderful. It was a very light taste initially but then there was a bit of a kick. It was a nice healthy meal that both of my kids ate happily and it was was easy to make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband and I LOVED this recipe!!! I honestly think that if someone has never made paella before this recipe is a good way to practice and get your rice and seafood experience! item not reviewed by moderator and published
What an easy meal to prepare and delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is an excellent recipe. I used orzo pasta instead of rice and added asparagus. I deglaze with white wine and added asparagus and chicken stock. Came out really great. Perfect for summer. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is AWESOME, declicious and easy to prepare. I wanted something different and was surprised of how easy it is to make. My husband likes very spicy food so it was easy to add extra cajun seasoning for his taste. I read some of the reviews and the turkey sausage is a bonus. I felt that it added more to the meal. I will make this ahead a time and take it camping with me. item not reviewed by moderator and published
A winner! Easy to prepare, very tasty! I followed the recipe and added a little curry, Did not have to add water because the tomatoes were juicy enough. The family loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow! Hit a home run with this recipe. It was a desparate attempt to find something at the last minute for the classic 5:00 pm phone call . . . "honey, I've invited (fill-in-the-blank for dinner" Great flavor, super easy to make, lots of compliments. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe doing one batch with chicken and one batch with shrimp. Both were wonderful. I also tried adding some andouille and that came out great. I will be making this often. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really fast and good. Definitely use fresh shrimp if possible. I made Giada's rice toasted in butter and boiled with chicken broth which made a richer dish. Might try just plain cooked rice and a bit more cajun seasoning next time. Great combo of flavors, not sure what else could be added but will probably experiment. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My grandchildren request this receipe all the time. Have to double shrimp and rice since they can't get enough. Easy to make and not time consuming. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Like other reviews said, it was easy to make. Sadly, I didn't have cajun spices on hand but it tastes wonderful and light! item not reviewed by moderator and published
super easy and super good. can't wait to have leftovers for lunch today. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is sooooo easy and quick to make! Husband likes! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wo. This was super easy and super yummy!!! I can't believe how great it is! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fast, easy and delicious!! Just do it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good! It was light and super easy to make! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It looks great and yummy, I must make sure I make this item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy and tasty! Used wild rice to up the nutrient content, with all the flavor of this dish my husband had no complaints about my healthy alternative! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Good but use high quality fresh shrimp, not frozen, because shrimp flavor comes through. Certainly fast and easy to make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just starting to explore the cooking new things world, and boy was this a backache from chopping up and preparing the food. lol. But with the right amount of salt, it taste pretty good. It's definitely something new and will eat again in the future. item not reviewed by moderator and published
nice item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent! I tweaked this to my liking by marinating the shrimp in lemon juice, minced garlic, salt, white wine, and a lot of black pepper. I also added dill, cilantro, and sauteed onions. I omitted the butter and used brown rice instead of white for a healthier dish. Otherwise, I followed the recipe, and my boyfriend and I loved it :- item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yummy & healthy! I used 10 small tomatoes instead of 4 large ones to enhance the flavor. I think 3 cups of rice might be a little much. I would suggest 2 1/2 (however I used a rice cooker and did the water by eye so don't quote me on the rice comment. Overall, this dish was so delicious! I suggest using the Costco prepared shrimp--its fresh and easy. All you need to do is pull of the tail and you are good to go! I will definitely make this again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
In answer to foodlover00, yes you absolutely can buy peeled & deveined shrimp! I stopped doing it myself years ago and what a time-saver! Any seafood store should have it or you can buy it in the freezer section of most grocery stores. I'm making this tonight! item not reviewed by moderator and published
~_~This was an amazing recipe!!!! It was easy to make and very tasty. I'm a beginner when it comes to cooking so I was afraid that I might overcook the rice. After washing my shrimp I sprinkled some "Old Bay Seafood Seasoning as well as some Cajun Seasoning" on them and let them sit in the refigerator until it was time to add them to the pan. I also added some beef sausage just to have some extra meat because I only used one bag of shrimp. Green peppers were added as well but I think that next time I will do without those and the scallops. Other than that I followed the recipe~_~ item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent. Super easy to make with simple ingredients. Saw the recipe today and decided to make it for dinner. Used more garlic (we like our garlic, used some 6 cloves. Used frozen large shrimps and added turkey kielbasa sausage (used half of the sausage and sliced into moon shaped. The water from the frozen shrimps pretty much replaced the water to add, which was perfect. Used McCormick Cajun seasoning (limited options. Didn't need a lot of salt and pepper at all but used 1/2 tsp more cajun seasoning for the added meat. Used brown rice which tends to be a bit drier than our regular jasmine white rice. The base from the shrimp and sausage was perfect to keep the brown rice moist. Also added 1 small red bellpepper, chopped. Very aromatic. My husband has been doing the Insanity workout and this definitely inspired him to finish tonight's workout! ;p We love it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought this was a wonderful recipe, with a little change. Rather than tomatoes I used a red and yellow pepper and thought it was fantastic. I have made this a couple times and everyone who has had it loves it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
great idea.. thank you item not reviewed by moderator and published
Over at food.com 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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