Thursday, January 6, 2011

Cajun Shrimp and Rice


 I am so excited about this recipe! It received an enthusiastic stamp of approval in this house. Better yet...it fits right in with my healthy eating goals! It was quick and simple to make and so flavorful. {And Gran...you can eat this one!}

Cajun Shrimp and Rice

1 cup uncooked long grain rice
1 lb. medium shrimp, peeled and deveined (mine were cooked)
2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning (recipe below)
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 Tablespoon butter
1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 bag (8 oz) frozen snow peas, thawed

Cook rice according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute shrimp and Cajun seasoning in oil and butter until shrimp turn pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute. Add peas and rice. Cook 2-3 minutes or until heated through.

Cajun seasoning

1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon white pepper

Mix all ingredients together and store in airtight container. This is also the blend I use on grilled salmon. So good.



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5 comments:

Katherine ( Katie) Corrigan said...

yummy!!!!!
hugs, Katherine

Gran said...

Yes, I can eat this! Nice & spicy, too. Looks wonderful.

Love, Gran

Kristin said...

My 16 year old will love this! Putting it on next months menu since I made a plan for this month already! Or I can squeeze it on a Sat. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

Mmmmm. That looks amazing!

Susan said...

This looks so delicious Marie! Thanks for linking up to Busy 'Lil Homemaker! :)

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