Cajun Shrimp and Rice Recipe

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Cajun Shrimp and Rice Recipe
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Cajun Shrimp and Rice Recipe

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I have a friend with Celiac's disease and I serve this when she comes over for lunch. It lets her have something besides meat and potatoes. It's become a requested recipe. —Ruth Miller, Boyertown, Pennsylvania
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8.8 ounces) ready-to-serve long grain rice
  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 package (6 ounces) frozen snow peas

Directions

Cook rice according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute shrimp and Cajun seasoning in oil and butter until shrimp turn pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute later. Add peas and rice. Cook 2-3 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Cajun Shrimp and Rice in Simple & Delicious November/December 2008, p28

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 269 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 176mg cholesterol, 550mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 21g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

  • 1 package (8.8 ounces) ready-to-serve long grain rice
  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 package (6 ounces) frozen snow peas
  1. Cook rice according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute shrimp and Cajun seasoning in oil and butter until shrimp turn pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute later. Add peas and rice. Cook 2-3 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Cajun Shrimp and Rice in Simple & Delicious November/December 2008, p28

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bnrtaylor23 User ID: 7685971 177700
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2014

"Great recipe!"

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voodoowitch User ID: 635464 176081
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2012

"I've made this quite a few times and usually double it. It has just the right amount of heat and is super quick to make."

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marciedarcie User ID: 3127814 181056
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2011

"Ruth Miller...

Thank you! I put off making this because in this household shrimp is rarely served but now it just may become a regular thing. So good."

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Modianne User ID: 2069422 159414
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2011

"This is one of the best shrimp recipes that we have had. So easy and tasty. It is a keeper. We sure look forward to having it again."

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bburke2k10gb User ID: 5088915 176078
Reviewed May. 20, 2010

"Incredibly fast with a wonderful blend of creamy, sweet and spicy flavors as well as interesting color and texture. My husband, not a shrimp fan like me, praised this dish without prompting. Give it a try for a quick family meal that is healthy, too. As we begin to face health issues, we thank you for sharing this delightful little recipe!"

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debiwester User ID: 3281165 159413
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2009

"Really quick & easy to make. I want to try it with different veggies as they come into season."

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Kris75 User ID: 2405590 175665
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2009

"A correction to my previous comment - meant to say that the Cajun "holy trinity" used in cooking is Bell pepper, onion & celery !!"

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Kris75 User ID: 2405590 175662
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2009

"This is a tasty, quick recipe - BUT - to call it Cajun Shrimp & Rice is misleading - you would NOT find this recipe served anywhere in Louisiana. I'm from La and we Cajuns definitely don't use snow peas ! Cajun recipes will always use the "holy trinity" of onion, garlic and celery in sauteing."

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fancynancy2426 User ID: 2472565 176146
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2009

"THIS RECIPIE WAS SO easy TO PUT TOGETHER.

PERFECT FOR A BUSY DAY OR WHEN YOU JUST DON'T FEEL LIKE COOKING...DEFINATELY A "KEEPER""

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tkarinas User ID: 4389335 142595
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2009

"This is an excellent recipe but I only make it when my son, who is allergic to seafood, is not here. It's a keeper recipe though and we will be making it many more times."

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