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Cajun Shrimp and Rice Skillet

Shrimp are cooked with bell pepper, onion and tomatoes and combined with rice and lots of Cajun spice in this flavorful dish.
4.57 from 16 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Cajun, Southern
Servings 6 servings
Calories 229 kcal


  • 1 lb shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice you can use white or brown
  • 2 tablespoons butter unsalted
  • ½ green bell pepper sliced into short, thin strips
  • ½ orange bell pepper sliced into short, thin strips
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ cup vegetable broth
  • 7 ounces fire roasted, diced tomatoes half a 14-ounce can
  • 1-2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
  • chopped scallions for garnish
  • chopped parsley for garnish
  • black pepper to taste


  • Season shrimp with 2 teaspoon of Cajun seasoning and set aside.
  • Cook rice according to package instructions until tender and fluffy.
  • Heat butter in a large, deep skillet over medium high heat. Add onion and bell pepper and cook until tender and onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 1-2 minutes. Add broth and stir to break up any bits stuck to pan. Add tomatoes. Season with Cajun seasoning (start with a teaspoon and increase to taste) and black pepper and continue to cook 2-3 minutes.
  • Add shrimp to pan and cook until shrimp are opaque and just cooked through, about 5 minutes.


  • leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 229kcalCarbohydrates: 28.2gProtein: 18.6gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 155mgSodium: 310mgPotassium: 210mgFiber: 1.3gSugar: 2gCalcium: 48mgIron: 4mg
Keyword cajun recipes, shrimp recipes
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