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Garlic Shrimp and Rice

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


  • 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


  • 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.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested with Land O'Lakes light stick butter.
Nutrition 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.

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  • allgirl1966
    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
    May 3, 2013

    Loved it

  • elcisco
    Mar 3, 2013

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

  • rjeanh
    Feb 12, 2013

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  • chzlisa
    Dec 27, 2012

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  • kimjoylove
    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! :)