Garlic Shrimp and Rice Recipe
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Garlic Shrimp and Rice Recipe

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My son's favorite food is shrimp, so I'm always looking for quick and simple ways to make it. In this recipe, sometimes I use garlic salt instead of minced garlic cloves and salt. —Julie Trani, Chesapeake, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 cup instant brown rice
  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-fat butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 290 calories, 14 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 149 mg cholesterol, 687 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 22 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2-1/2 fat, 1 starch


  1. Cook rice according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the shrimp, garlic and salt in butter and oil for 1 minute. Add spinach. Cover and cook until shrimp turn pink and spinach is wilted. Stir in rice. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Land O'Lakes light stick butter.
Originally published as Garlic Shrimp and Rice in Healthy Cooking December/January 2013, p77

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 Jul. 10, 2013

"I've made this recipe many times, exactly as written, for my family. They LOVE it! It's fast, easy and delicious. Sometimes (when I'm feeling spicy) I add red pepper flakes ... it adds a bit of heat. Thanks for the recipe!"

Reviewed May. 3, 2013

"Loved it"

Reviewed Mar. 3, 2013

"Next time I'd add water chestnuts, carrots,etc. I doubled the recipe and didn't have leftovers"

Reviewed Dec. 4, 2012

"I am in Japan so I had to make a few modifications such as using white rice and I cut the recipe in half as well. I am not the biggest fish fan but I have a lot of shrimp and this was a great way to use it while enjoying eating it! I can see why it is one of your son's favorite foods! :)"

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