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One-Pot Cajun Shrimp and Rice

This One-Pot Cajun Shrimp and Rice recipe is quick, easy and spicy. Learn how to make southern shrimp and rice with this simple skillet dinner recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Cajun
Keyword: Cajun Shrimp and Rice, Shrimp and Rice, Spicy Shrimp and Rice
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 371calories



  • In a medium pot or skillet with a tight-fitting lid, heat the oil and butter over medium heat.
  • Add onion, celery and bell pepper. SautĂ© for 4-5 minutes until softened.
  • Add garlic, paprika, oregano, thyme, cayenne pepper and crushed red pepper flakes. Cook for another minute until fragrant.
  • Stir in rice and broth. Season generously with salt and pepper.
  • Increase heat to high and bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook for about 10 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed and the rice is almost cooked through.
  • Stir in the shrimp. Cover and cook for about 5 minutes until shrimp is pink and opaque. Stir in the lemon juice and serve.


Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days or in the freezer for up to three months.


Calories: 371calories | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 293mg | Sodium: 1399mg | Potassium: 310mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1120IU | Vitamin C: 33.2mg | Calcium: 201mg | Iron: 3.4mg