Cilantro Shrimp & Rice Recipe
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Cilantro Shrimp & Rice Recipe

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I created this one-dish meal for my picky son. It's become a go-to, even for him! Nibedita Das, Fort Worth, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 packages (8-1/2 ounces each) ready-to-serve basmati rice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups frozen corn, thawed
  • 2 medium zucchini, quartered and sliced
  • 1 large sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound peeled and deveined cooked large shrimp, tails removed
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon grated lime peel
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • Lime wedges, optional

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 243 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 324mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 16g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1-1/2 starch, 2 lean meat 1/2 fat


  1. Prepare rice according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add corn, zucchini, red pepper and pepper flakes; cook and stir 3-5 minutes or until zucchini is crisp-tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add shrimp; cook and stir 3-5 minutes or until heated through.
  3. Stir in rice, cilantro, lime peel, lime juice and salt. If desired, serve with lime wedges. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Cilantro Shrimp & Rice in Taste of Home September/October 2014, p26

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 Oct. 15, 2015

"This dish was not tasty enough to make very often. It will do if you have the ingredients and need to use them."

Reviewed Sep. 8, 2015

"East to make but lacking in flavor. We ate it but threw the leftovers in the trash."

Reviewed Feb. 23, 2015

"This was so delish and easy. Made it tonight and will be making it again. Not a big zucchini fan, so left that out. Next time I might add a green pepper."

Reviewed Feb. 16, 2015

"Very good and very easy to make. Love the pepper flakes and the lime. Thanks for a great recipe."

Reviewed Nov. 12, 2014

"Awesome dish...loved the hint of lime taste to it!"

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