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: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 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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booklover6 User ID: 8376500 234978
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."

AZ Renee User ID: 5474562 232475
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2015

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

ugagirl User ID: 7634201 221246
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."

sands351 User ID: 1036170 220630
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2015

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

LeslieKernozek User ID: 2188900 152165
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2014

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

aug2295 User ID: 4631582 121630
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2014

"I decided to try this because I had some leftover cilantro. It was tasty and came together in about 20 minutes, though for the record, it was a busy 20 minutes. My picky eater also enjoyed it."

havingfunwithmyfamily User ID: 7043692 185892
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2014

"Great recipe. This was such an easy dinner for a busy school night!"

kckamargo63 User ID: 7981779 199434
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2014

"Very delicious, although I recommend you go easy on the red pepper flakes unless you like your dishes spicy."

toolbarsco User ID: 6725667 188251
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2014

"What an easy, fun recipe with the added bonus of being healthy. I am a tomato freak so I threw in some cherry tomato halves to get my daily fix. Enhanced the flavor but it's great without tomatoes also. Go-to recipe for busy times."

momoflandl User ID: 5566695 181884
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2014

"I loved this! This recipe is quick, easy, light and delicious! It tasted really fresh despite using ready-to-cook rice and frozen shrimp. I especially appreciated the one dish ease. I will certainly make this again and I'm looking forward to the leftovers!"

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