20 Easy Shrimp Recipes With Rice
From quick and easy bowls and plates (like these Shrimp Fajita Bowls, Sheet Pan Shrimp and Vegetables with Rice, and Shortcut Shrimp Paella) to Cajun-inspired suppers (we love this Jambalaya with Shrimp and Andouille Sausage and this Shrimp and Chicken Gumbo), you're going to want to bookmark this collection of shrimp recipes with rice.
Shrimp Fajita Bowls
Freezing the shrimp, onions, peppers, and seasonings in the same ziplock bag not only makes this fajita dish come together faster, it also acts as a marinade, intensifying the flavor. To maximize freezer space, lay the prepared bags flat in a single layer in the freezer; when frozen, stack bags to save room.
Herbed Shrimp-and-Rice Salad
This light, bright 15-minute recipe is the answer to your last-minute luncheon prayers. Our Herbed Shrimp-and-Rice Salad might look fancy, but this pretty lunch recipe is so easy. This salad has Mediterranean flavor from basmati ready rice, fresh parsley and dill, homemade lemon vinaigrette, and crumbled feta cheese.
Air-Fried Shrimp Fried Rice
This fried rice is so deliciously savory, nobody will believe you made it with an air fryer. It’s full of toasted, crunchy rice bits that add a great contrast to the chewy interior. The shrimp is tender and juicy, and the bites of peas burst in your mouth.
Single Serving Shrimp Fried Rice
Cooking for one doesn’t have to be boring or a hassle. This easy and delicious dinner comes together in one pan and in less time than it takes to go through a drive-thru.
Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo
If there's a more satisfying meal to make for cool weather, we haven't found it. Gumbo is a stay-inside-and-cook-all-day kind of dish that warms you inside and out. While Louisianans have firm ideas about what goes into a proper gumbo, there are infinite variations.
Chicken, Shrimp, and Rice Stew
This stew is based on the savory rice porridge congee, which has roots in Chinese, Thai, and Korean cuisines. Though the dish uses some classic Asian ingredients—such as fish sauce, ginger, and bok choy—the flavors are not aggressively Asian.
Shrimp and Okra Gumbo
Thanks to savory spices and a quick-cooking roux, this gumbo cuts back on time (and calories!) and keeps the rich flavor.
Pineapple Fried Rice with Spam, Shrimp, and Cashews
This vibrant dish is as easy to make as it is gorgeous. We love the effortless way the recipe combines elegant ingredients with pantry staples.
Sheet Pan Shrimp and Vegetables with Rice
Roasted lemon, garlic, and thyme give this shrimp dinner a heavenly taste and aroma; cooking it on one baking sheet makes assembly and cleanup a breeze.
Shrimp Fried Cauliflower Rice
This five-ingredient main is a great way to get more seafood into your weeknight rotation. Seek out shrimp that's free of sodium tripolyphosphate (STP), a common preservative that significantly boosts the sodium in your shrimp. Can't find riced cauliflower? Make your own by pulsing cauliflower florets in a food processor until crumbled. Easy!
Shrimp Fried Rice
You will never order take out again once you discover how fast it is to whip up this tasty, one-pan Shrimp Fried Rice. This delicious take on everyone’s favorite fried rice, ready in just 15 short minutes, is the perfect dish for a late summer meal.
One-pot rice dishes are incredible easy and versatile, you can use chicken, seafood, sausage, and whatever vegetables you have on hand. These dishes are ideal for weeknight suppers. Get in a low-country frame of mind with this delicious Shrimp Perloo, ready in just 40 minutes.
Precooked rice and ground turmeric speed up this Spanish shrimp dish and keep cost in check. Let the rice sizzle in the pan to get the prized crispy layer.
Charred Shrimp and Okra Bowl
This dish keeps the classic elements of gumbo but with a fresh identity. Traditional? No. Completely delicious? Yes!
Jambalaya with Shrimp and Andouille Sausage
Our top-rated jambalaya is a satisfying and hearty dinner that comes together in just a little over 30 minutes. We love the convenience of one-dish meals--which minimize both prep and cleanup time. Using both Andouille sausage and juicy pink shrimp, this jambalaya recipes is like a spicy surf-and-turf.
Shrimp and Chicken Gumbo
This iconic dish represents everything we love about Louisiana cooking. With ordinary ingredients, the right seasonings, and patience, the results are extraordinary. The secrets to a good gumbo aren’t anything fancy either, but if you take the time to do them right, your gumbo will be just as good as the ones served in New Orleans.
Shortcut Shrimp Paella
A true paella requires time and several ingredients; this deconstructed version is ready in 20 minutes and uses just five ingredients. We swap expensive saffron for turmeric to achieve the classic yellow color, and bloom the spice in hot oil before sautéeing the other ingredients.
Lemon-Herb Risotto with Shrimp and Haricots Verts
Risotto can seem daunting but making this low and slow dish is surprisely calming. The flavors and texture come together in this one bowl meal with the tang of the lemon, bite of the shrimp, crunch from the haricot verts and creaminess from the added cream cheese.
Shrimp and Black Bean Tacos
A little bit of the black bean liquid brings the chunky mash together. The mash also helps to hold all the filling in place.
Shrimp and Bean Burrito Bowl
Sweet chili sauce is not too sweet, spicy, or salty--great for an instant glaze on the shrimp, in marinades, or as a dipping sauce for spring rolls or chicken kebabs. Find it in the international aisle of most supermarkets. If you can't find it, sub regular chili sauce (such as Heinz), or skip the sauce and squeeze a lime wedge over top.