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Cajun Shrimp and Rice

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 14 min
  • Cook: 6 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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