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Cajun Shrimp and Rice Skillet | lecremedelacrumb.com

Cajun Shrimp and Rice Skillet

This Cajun Shrimp and Rice Skillet is a one-pot wonder full of flavorful shrimp and rice with a Cajun seasoning that the entire family will enjoy!  
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 453kcal
Author Tiffany


  • 1 ⅓ cups uncooked long grain white rice
  • 2 ⅔ cup chicken broth
  • 1 pound large or jumbo shrimp peeled and de-veined
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted, divided
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • cajun seasoning see below

cajun seasoning

  • 1 ½ teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano may sub an Italian herb blend or Herbs de Provence
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


  • Whisk together all of the ingredients for the cajun seasoning. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in garlic, half of the cajun seasoning, and the rice. 
  • Stir in chicken broth, bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cover. Cook for 15 minutes, stirring 1-2 times throughout. 
  • While rice is cooking, prepare the shrimp by stirring together remaining 2 table spoons melted butter and remaining cajun seasoning. Pour over shrimp and toss to coat. 
  • Stir shrimp into the rice, cover and cook 3-5 minutes longer until shrimp is pink and opaque. Garnish with chopped parsley if desired and serve. 


For browned shrimp, you can saute the shrimp in the pan at the start of the recipe, transfer to a plate and cover to keep warm until the end, then stir into rice and serve. 


Calories: 453kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 286mg | Sodium: 2174mg | Potassium: 319mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 703IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 199mg | Iron: 3mg