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: 290 calories, 14g fat (4g saturated fat), 149mg cholesterol, 687mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 22g 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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allgirl1966 User ID: 5427504 191837
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!"

ahmom User ID: 3426126 182781
Reviewed May. 3, 2013

"Loved it"

elcisco User ID: 7038694 116108
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2013

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

kimjoylove User ID: 7004139 194396
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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