Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke
4 servings (serving size: 4 ounces shrimp and 1/2 cup rice mixture)

How to Make It

Step 1

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

Step 2

While rice cooks, combine 1/4 teaspoon salt and next 4 ingredients (1/4 teaspoon salt through black pepper) in a large zip-top plastic bag; add shrimp. Seal and shake to coat.

Step 3

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp; cook 3 minutes, turning once. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute. Add tequila and 1 tablespoon cilantro; cook 1 minute.

Step 4

Combine 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1 tablespoon oil, 1 tablespoon cilantro, and lime juice; pour over rice, tossing to coat. Serve shrimp over rice mixture. Serve with lime wedges, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews

itsmeLP's Review

September 06, 2012
I actually use the shrimp from this recipe in tacos and they are a hit! I use corn tortillas, chihuahua cheese, shredded lettuce, guac and salsa. DELICIOUS!

rstarrlemaitre's Review

July 03, 2012
A very nice weeknight meal in the summer - would be perfect with a margarita! I worried the tequila would be too strong, but in combination with the light spice on the shrimp and the tart lime juice, it's very refreshing. Feel like the dish needed a vegetable to freshen it up.

BranV01's Review

July 06, 2011
Top notch -- both because it's so delicious and so easy to prepare. I have a confession, however. The second time I made it, I accidentally added the lime juice and oil to the tequila, and added all of that to the pan with the shrimp. It was a happy accident, which made a great sauce that I simply poured over the rice and shrimp on serving. I now do it this way everytime.

annamc's Review

February 08, 2011
We have made this recipe since it was first published, and it's an easy mid-week meal to prepare. Our entire family loves the dish.