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Cajun Shrimp and Rice Recipe

Cajun Shrimp and Rice Recipe

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. YIELD: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

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.

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.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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