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Cajun Shrimp with Cajun Rice

Jaime Inez
This delicious recipe is a classic favorite in New Orleans and is an excellent way to bring this traditional dish to your table. In addition to the rice, the dish can also be served with warm crusty bread. To add an authentic Cajun flavor to the rice, it's best to use medium-sized shrimp. Depending on the size of the shrimp, it might be better to use medium-sized shrimp. You can also add the roasted or chopped bell pepper.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 431 kcal


Cajun Shrimps

  • ½ kg Shrimps deveined
  • 2 tsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 tsp Garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • cup White wine (We used Muscato)
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • Lemon zest
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Freshly ground pepper
  • Parsley chopped

Cajun rice

  • 1 litre Chicken stock (5 cups)
  • 2 cups Short grain rice
  • 1 cup Onions chopped
  • ½ cup Celery chopped
  • ½ cup Bell pepper chopped
  • 1 ½ tsp Dried basil
  • ½ tsp Sweet paprika
  • ½ tsp Ground chili or cayenne pepper, ½ tsp
  • 1 tsp Dried oregano
  • 4 cloves Garlic 4 , minced
  • Butter at least 80-100 grams (add more for flavours, if preferred)
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Freshly ground pepper


  • In a medium heat sauce pan (or pot), sauté butter, onion, celery, bell pepper and garlic for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the remaining spices and sauté for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Add rice.
  • Sauté until the rice is slightly brown and had mixed well with the spices.
  • Add the chicken stock. Start with 4 cups of stock into the dish. Some rice requires less liquid to properly cook. Add more, as needed.
  • Stir the rice occasionally for 15-20 minutes. You will know it is cooked once the rice is a bit fluffy.
  • Season the shrimp with Cajun seasoning, salt and pepper in a deep bowl.
  • In a separate pan, add the olive oil in a medium heat.
  • Add shrimp and wait for it to be slightly orange (roughly 2-3 minutes). Don’t let it fully cooked. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • Using the same pan, sauté the garlic to make it fragrant.
  • Melt the butter in the heated pan.
  • Add white wine, lemon juice and zest. Let it simmer to allow the alcohol to evaporate.
  • Wait for the sauce to thicken a little.
  • Add in the shrimps and let it soaked in the sauce for about 30-45 seconds.
  • Turn off the stove.
  • Serve the shrimp on top of the Cajun rice with some chopped parsley.



Whether you're serving it to family and friends or preparing it for a dinner party, this Cajun shrimp with rice dish is sure to become a hit at your house. The flavors will be complemented by the delicious rice, which will make your guests crave more. When you're making this dish, don't forget to include the vegetables. It will make your guests raving about it for days!
Keyword cajun, cajun rice, cajun shrimp