Cajun Shrimp and Rice
- 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