Cajun Shrimp & Rice Skillet

"All you need is one skillet to make this Cajun-inspired shrimp and rice dish."
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Linajjac photo by Linajjac
photo by Linajjac photo by Linajjac
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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the onion, garlic, and peppers and cook until softened, about 5 to 8 minutes.
  • Season with half of the Cajun seasoning and then stir in the rice. Cook for about 1 to 2 minutes, stirring often. Add the chicken stock and bring to a simmer.
  • Cover with a lid, place in the oven and cook until the stock has absorbed and the rice is tender, about 18 to 20 minutes. Carefully remove from the oven and remove the lid.
  • Place the shrimp on top along with the remaining Cajun seasoning, and replace the lid. Return to the oven and cook for another 5 to 8 minutes or until the shrimp is fully cooked. Remove from the oven, remove lid and gently fold in the lemon juice and parsley. Garnish with sliced scallions and lemon wedges to serve.

Questions & Replies

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  1. mia s.
    Can I just make this on the stovetop instead of in the oven?
  2. glowarr
    Would you be able to cook this with instant rice? How would you adjust the cooking time?


  1. Caddy Lady
    I've made this several times. It is one of my go-to recipes when I'm hungry for shrimp. Easy and tasty. Sometimes I've added more Cajun seasoning, once a dash of Sriracha sauce but the basic recipe is the same. I keep a bag of diced onion and a bag of diced bell pepper in the freezer so getting this into the oven takes no time at all. Pour a glass of wine - add the shrimp - set the table - dinner is ready!
  2. Brenda H.
    Dish was good but needed a little something. I added some kielbasa and some sriracha for some heat. I also replaced the green pepper with a poblano. I will make this again.
  3. Linajjac
    This was really good. Kids loved it too. It did take a lot longer for the rice to cook. Very flavorful & will be made again. Thanks.
  4. statti3
    This turned out great! I only used half the Cajun seasoning as we don't like too much heat and added a little smoked paprika on the shrimp before returning to the oven. Excellent. Will definitely make again.
    • Review photo by statti3



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