Cajun Shrimp with Rice

Cajun Shrimp with Rice

This Cajun Shrimp with Rice is a great weeknight meal. It comes together quickly, is really tasty, and is nice and healthy.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword cajun, shrimp
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 328 kcal
Author Debi

Ingredients

Spice mix:

  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¾ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¾ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¾ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¾ teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • ¾ teaspoon dried ground thyme

Shrimp and rice:

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 medium zucchini chopped in ½-inch chunks
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 green onions chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

Mix spices together, and set aside. Store in a jar with a tight-fitting lid.

Shrimp and rice:

  1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Once oil is hot, add chopped zucchini and sauté until lightly browned, about 5-7 minutes. Add butter to skillet, and let it melt. Add green onions and garlic, and continue to cook until garlic is fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in 2 teaspoons of the Cajun seasonings.

  2. Stir in cooked rice, parsley, and shrimp. Cover and cook until thoroughly heated, about 3-5 minutes. Serve hot and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Cajun Shrimp with Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 328 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 1232mg54%
Potassium 486mg14%
Carbohydrates 55g18%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 3060IU61%
Vitamin C 26.2mg32%
Calcium 73mg7%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.