Cajun Rice and Shrimp

Ingredients for the rice

  • 2 1/4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup long grain rice
  • 1/2 cup onion, minced
  • 1/4 cup celery, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Ingredients for the shrimp

  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  1. In a pot over medium heat, add butter, onion, celery, and garlic. Sauté the vegetables for about 5 minutes, and then add the seasonings.
  2. Stir in the rice and toss well to coat.
  3. Once the grains are lightly golden, stir in the chicken broth. Cover and let simmer  for about 15-20 minutes. Once cooked and all the liquid has been absorbed, fluff with a fork.
  4. About 10 minutes into the rice cooking, cook your shrimp. Rub the shrimp with Cajun seasoning, salt, and pepper. Heat olive oil and butter in a pan on medium heat. Add shrimp and cook for about 4 minutes, Remove from pan and set aside.
  5. Top rice with shrimp and serve.