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Cajun Skillet Shrimp and Rice
Cajun Skillet Shrimp and Rice

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This skillet recipe sizzles with authentic New Orleans flavor! Thyme, peppers, onions and, of course, a little Cajun seasoning all heat up this spicy shrimp dish.

This recipe is part of our Smarter Party Platters recipe collection.

Recipe Ingredients

2 tbsp Smart Balance® Light Buttery Spread
1 cup uncooked long grain rice
1/3 cup frozen peas
1 1/2 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
1 lb peeled medium raw shrimp
1 1/2 tsp Cajun seasoning, or more to taste
2 tbsp Smart Balance® Cooking Oil
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
1 tsp fresh thyme

Recipe Steps

In a medium heavy skillet, melt the Smart Balance® Light Buttery Spread. Add the rice and sauté about 1 minute.

Add chicken broth first, and then add peas, and bring to a boil.

Cover and cook on low heat for about 18 minutes.

Remove from heat and keep covered 10 more minutes.

Season shrimp with Cajun seasoning. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of Smart Balance® Cooking Oil over medium heat. When the skillet is hot, add the shrimp and cook about 2 to 3 minutes, or until opaque and pink.

Remove shrimp from skillet and set aside. Add remaining 1 tablespoon of oil to the skillet and add the onion and bell pepper. Sauté until soft, then add the cooked rice. A

dd the cooked shrimp and fresh thyme, and sauté another minute.

Nutrition Facts

Makes 4 servings. 1 1/4 cup per serving.

Nutrition Per Serving:
Calories 374 cal
Fat 11 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Trans Fatty Acid 0 g
Poly Fat 3 g
Mono Fat 5 g
Cholesterol 143 mg
Sodium 519 mg
Carbohydrates 45 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Total Sugars 2 g
Protein 21 g