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
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

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

Nutritional Facts

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

Directions

  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

Nutritional Facts

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

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Feb. 22, 2014

"Great recipe!"

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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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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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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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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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