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Cajun Shrimp and Rice Skillet

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This Cajun Shrimp and Rice Skillet is a one-pot wonder full of flavorful shrimp and rice with a Cajun seasoning that the entire family will enjoy!  

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups uncooked long grain white rice
  • 2 2/3 cup chicken broth
  • 1 pound large or jumbo shrimp, peeled and de-veined
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted divided
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • cajun seasoning see below
  • cajun seasoning

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano may sub an Italian herb blend or Herbs de Provence
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Instructions

  • Whisk together all of the ingredients for the cajun seasoning. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in garlic, half of the cajun seasoning, and the rice. 
  • Stir in chicken broth, bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cover. Cook for 15 minutes, stirring 1-2 times throughout. 
  • While rice is cooking, prepare the shrimp by stirring together remaining 2 table spoons melted butter and remaining cajun seasoning. Pour over shrimp and toss to coat. 
  • Stir shrimp into the rice, cover and cook 3-5 minutes longer until shrimp is pink and opaque. Garnish with chopped parsley if desired and serve. 
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