Cajun Lemony Shrimp and Red Rice

lemon-garlic spiced shrimp, tomato rice

1705 Past Meals

Serves: 2 Servings | Time to Table: 30 Minutes | Calories: 563 | Category: Gluten-Free, Pescatarian | Allergens: Contains Shellfish (Shrimp) | Excellent Source of: Fiber, Iron, Protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C | Good Source of: Calcium, Potassium


  • - Chef's Knife
  • - Large Nonstick Skillet
  • - Liquid Measuring Cup
  • - Measuring Spoons
  • - Medium Saucepan with Lid

What You Need:

  • - Coarsely Ground Black Pepper
  • - Kosher Salt or Flake Sea Salt
  • - Olive Oil

What We Send:

  • - Bay Leaf
  • - Crushed Red Pepper
  • - Crushed Tomatoes
  • - Dried Oregano
  • - Dried Thyme
  • - Jasmine Rice
  • - Lemon
  • - Minced Garlic
  • - Paprika
  • - Parsley
  • - Shrimp
  • - Sliced Scallions
  • - Trinity Mix

Wine Pairings by @grapefriend

A refreshing Grenache-based rosé will beat the Cajun heat.

Beer Pairings

For a Cajun-inspired meal, reach for the warm sweet flavors of a Bock beer.

TK Table Talk:

Spoiler alert! The state drink of Louisiana is milk. If you could choose, what would your state drink be?

What To Do:

Cajun Lemony Shrimp and Red Rice- Step 1

1. Cook Rice: In a medium saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add trinity mix and sauté 3 minutes. Add rice and stir to coat. Stir in ONLY ¼ teaspoon thyme, ONLY ¼ teaspoon oregano, ONLY 1 teaspoon paprika, ONLY ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper, bay leaf, and salt. Stir in tomatoes and ¾ cup water. Cover and simmer 15 minutes.

Cajun Lemony Shrimp and Red Rice- Step 2

2. Fluff with a fork, remove bay leaf, and stir in scallions.

Cajun Lemony Shrimp and Red Rice- Step 3

3. Prep Ingredients: Cut lemon in half. Squeeze juice from one half. (Use the other half to flavor seltzer water.) Chop parsley.

Cajun Lemony Shrimp and Red Rice- Step 4

4. Cook Shrimp: Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large nonstick skillet. Add garlic and sauté 1 minute. Add shrimp, lemon juice, and Π teaspoon each salt and pepper. Sauté 5 minutes or until shrimp are done. Stir shrimp into rice.

To Serve: Divide rice evenly between two serving plates. Sprinkle with parsley.

Pro Tip:

Turn this dish into jambalaya. Add sautéed Andouille or smoked sausage to the finished dish.

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