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Cajun Shrimp and Rice

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


4 servings

I have a friend with Celiac's disease and I serve this when she comes over for lunch. It lets her have something besides meat and potatoes. It's become a requested recipe. —Ruth Miller, Boyertown, Pennsylvania


  • 1 package (8.8 ounces) ready-to-serve long grain rice
  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 package (6 ounces) frozen snow peas


  1. Cook rice according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute shrimp and Cajun seasoning in oil and butter until shrimp turn pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute later. Add peas and rice. Cook 2-3 minutes or until heated through.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 269 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 176mg cholesterol, 550mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 21g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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  • bnrtaylor23
    Feb 22, 2014

    Great recipe!

  • voodoowitch
    Aug 24, 2012

    I've made this quite a few times and usually double it. It has just the right amount of heat and is super quick to make.

  • marciedarcie
    Aug 9, 2011

    Ruth Miller...Thank you! I put off making this because in this household shrimp is rarely served but now it just may become a regular thing. So good.

  • Modianne
    Apr 23, 2011

    This is one of the best shrimp recipes that we have had. So easy and tasty. It is a keeper. We sure look forward to having it again.

  • naseera
    Jan 12, 2011

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  • bburke2k10gb
    May 20, 2010

    Incredibly fast with a wonderful blend of creamy, sweet and spicy flavors as well as interesting color and texture. My husband, not a shrimp fan like me, praised this dish without prompting. Give it a try for a quick family meal that is healthy, too. As we begin to face health issues, we thank you for sharing this delightful little recipe!

  • Eighty-Six
    Feb 3, 2010

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  • debiwester
    Dec 11, 2009

    Really quick & easy to make. I want to try it with different veggies as they come into season.

  • angela leach
    Dec 10, 2009

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  • Kris75
    Dec 7, 2009

    A correction to my previous comment - meant to say that the Cajun "holy trinity" used in cooking is Bell pepper, onion & celery !!