Dirty Rice with Shrimp

Dirty Rice with Shrimp

Dirty Rice with Shrimp

This recipe is great with my go-to side dish – a big green salad. 

Dirty Rice with Shrimp
Recipe Type: Entree
Cuisine: Cajun
Author: Marsha Powell
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cup uncooked rice
  • 1 bay leave
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 tsp + 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/8 tsp + 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1 lb medium shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 celery stalks chopped
  • 2 bell peppers I used 1 green & 1 orange
  • 1 lb chopped chicken breast, cooked (leftover chicken works great)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 2 scallions chopped
Instructions
  1. Cook brown rice according to package directions in water along with 1 bay leaf, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/8 tsp cayenne, 1/8 tsp paprika and 1/8 tsp thyme.
  2. When the rice is almost ready, heat oil in a skillet over medium high heat, and cook shrimp until done, about 5 minutes. Set aside.
  3. Discard liquid from shrimp in the skillet, and heat oil over medium high heat. Add onion, garlic, celery, and bell peppers. Saute on medium heat until soft about 5 minutes. Season with salt, freshly ground black pepper, cumin, remaining cayenne, paprika and thyme.
  4. Add cooked rice, chicken and shrimp to the skillet, toss, cover and cook for a couple of minutes. Serve warm and sprinkle some scallions on top. Enjoy!

 


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