Craving some Cajun spice and succulent shrimp, but can’t swing down South for it right now? Don’t worry; you can make it yourself with our foolproof recipe for Cajun Shrimp and Rice that’s easy enough to be at home in the Big Easy.
All you have to do is toss the shrimp in your favorite spices – including Cajun seasoning, of course – then brown it up in your frying pan with some butter and garlic. Cook the rice with some onion, celery, green bell pepper and more Cajun seasoning (naturally), then serve everything up together in one big bowl of delicious.
What exactly is Cajun seasoning, some of you might ask? Oh, everybody has their favorite mix, of course, but general consensus makes it a delectable mix of salt (usually kosher), cayenne pepper, garlic powder, paprika (or sometimes sweet paprika), dried oregano, dried thyme, ground black pepper, and onion powder. Those who love their spices to be, well, extra spicy often make sure their Cajun seasoning also includes red pepper flakes and/or ground white pepper.
Looking to make it even easier? Friends, you can make this one a one-pot meal! Seriously. All you have to do is start with cooking the rice. Halfway through – or when you have about 5 minutes of rice cooking left to go – add the shrimp and all its accompanying ingredients to the pan. That’s it!
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