Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes


Cajun Shrimp and Rice Skillet

4 servings


30 minutes

total time


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)

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.


Serving Size



453 kcal

Total Fat

14 g

Saturated Fat

3 g

Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat



286 mg


2174 mg

Total Carbohydrate

51 g

Dietary Fiber

1 g

Total Sugars

1 g


29 g

4 servings


30 minutes

total time
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