Lemon Shrimp with Parmesan Rice Recipe
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Lemon Shrimp with Parmesan Rice Recipe

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“I grew up in Biloxi, Mississippi, where rice, garlic and seafood are staples in Gulf Coast cuisine," says Amie Overby, now of Reno, Nevada. "This dish is an easy, long-time family favorite that's ready in minutes.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups uncooked instant rice
  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 438 calories, 17g fat (7g saturated fat), 191mg cholesterol, 908mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 27g protein


  1. In a small saucepan, bring broth to a boil. Stir in rice; cover and remove from the heat. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook shrimp and onions in butter and oil over medium heat for 4-5 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1 minute longer or until garlic is tender and shrimp turn pink. Stir in lemon juice and pepper.
  3. Stir cheese and parsley into rice; serve with shrimp. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Lemon Shrimp with Parmesan Rice in Simple & Delicious March/April 2008, p41

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 Jun. 10, 2016

"Other than using basmati rice, instead of instant, I made this exactly as written. I am a ship's chief cook, and I ran out of it halfway through the meal, with plenty of disappointed sailors. It is now a keeper in my seafood rotation."

Reviewed Jul. 2, 2015

"Great! Quick delicious dinner. I used Jasmine rice and skipped the cheese. Served with saut?ed veggies and a salad."

Reviewed Jul. 11, 2014

"so good..."

Reviewed Jun. 13, 2014

"Delicious! We really enjoyed this dish. I didn't have green onions so I used white onion. I also used brown jasmine rice. Very yummy!"

Reviewed Sep. 24, 2013

"Delicious and simple. My husband and picky daughter loved it. I made it exactly as stated and it came out perfectly. I served it with slices of garlic bread and steamed spinach."

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