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Cajun Shrimp and Rice Skillet


Cajun Shrimp and Rice Skillet⠀
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⠀
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⠀
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. ⠀
Recipe Notes⠀
For browned shrimp, you can saute the shrimp in the pan at the start of the recipe, transfer to a plate and cover to keep warm until the end, then stir into rice and serve.



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