13 April, 2020
Cajun Shrimp and Rice Skillet
Posted in : MAIN DISHES
by : Admin
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!
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
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
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.