Photo: Oxmoor House
4 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups)

Bagged frozen vegetables are an easy timesaver in this simple shrimp and rice recipe.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook rice according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.

Step 2

While the rice cooks, heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle the shrimp with Cajun seasoning; toss to coat. Add shrimp to pan; sauté 4 minutes or until done. Remove from pan; keep warm.

Step 3

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in pan over medium-high heat. Add garlic; sauté 30 seconds. Add the pepper stir-fry, green onions, and thyme; sauté 3 minutes or until tender. Stir in cooked rice, shrimp, tomatoes, salt, and pepper, and cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated.

Chef's Notes

To thaw the vegetables quickly, place them in a colander, and rinse with hot water. Before sautéing, drain the thawed vegetables on paper towels.

Ratings & Reviews

fairydragonstar's Review

November 23, 2014
it was quick to make..I used brown rice and a fresh bell pepper> For the cajun Season I used the Cajun Spice Mix from the September 2006 magazine as I like that recipe better then the store blends

cookinlite2nite's Review

August 17, 2014

Neka5947's Review

July 18, 2013
Great Weeknight recipe. Easy to prepare, a little on the spicy side but that is what cajun food is all about. I substituted Brown rice in the recipe and it went quickly. I also used diced tomatoes instead as that is what I had in my cabinet...Overall definitely would make this dish again.

Allykat42's Review

June 26, 2012
My husband even liked this and he's not big on rice dishes. next time I'll leave the tomatoes out as I didn't really get anything from them, and season the veggies as they cook with the Cajun spice. Will defiantly do again!

bayjecky's Review

September 23, 2011
this was good. i didnt have the peppers so i substituted onion and added a bag of frozen broccoli. i used brown rice instead. i also only used 1 pound of shrimp. will probably make again.

heidimotsch's Review

June 03, 2010
this wasn't very good, but does have some potential. it was too spicy for my kids, my husband complained that it should have been saucier, and i felt there was too much shrimp and not enough veggies. with so many great recipes out there, i doubt i'll make this again.

Bykerchic's Review

April 26, 2009
This recipe is spectacular. It was easy, and it tastes as good as it looks and sounds. Will definitely make again!