Cajun Shrimp and Rice Skillet are that one pan dinner recipe, your family is going to love. It is spicy with lots of flavour from Cajun Spice. A perfect Shrimp and rice recipe, that takes less than 30 minutes from stove to table.

Cajun Shrimp and Rice Skillet

Delicous one pan Cajun Shrimp and rice skillet for famili dinner.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 Serving
Calories 390 kcal


  • 300 gram Shrimp Cleaned and deveined
  • 2-3 tbspn Cajun Spice mix
  • 1 cup Long Grain Basmati rice
  • 2 tbspn cooking oil
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 tbsp Minced garlic
  • 2-3 Medium plum tomatoes
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 2.5 cups chicken stock
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh coriander For Garnishing
  • avocado For serving
  • Lemon Wedges For Serving


  1. Wash rice under running tap until the water runs clear. Let it soak while we do rest of the steps.
  2. Drain any extra liquid from shrimp. Add 1 tbsp Cajun Spice mix. Mix well.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a pan. When hot add shrimps. Cook on medium-high heat for not more than 2-3 minutes each side. Remove from pan and keep aside.
  4. Add remaining oil to the same pan. Add chopped onions. Cook until onion is softened.
  5. Add minced garlic. Cook further 2-3 minutes.
  6. Add chopped tomatoes. Cook until tomato softens. By now onion, garlic and tomato mixture would have come together.
  7. Add Cajun spice mix, chopped red bell pepper and drained rice. Give everything a good mix.
  8. Add warm chicken stock. Cover and cook untill the rice is cooked 3/4th.
  9. Stir in shrimp. Cover and let it cook another 8-10 minutes on low flame or until the rice is cooked through.
  10. Let it rest for 10 minutes before opening the lid. Using a fork gently separate the rice grain.
  11. Garnish with fresh cilantro.
  12. Serve along with avocado and lemon wedges.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Cajun Shrimp and Rice Skillet
Amount Per Serving (200 g)
Calories 390 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 193mg64%
Sodium 802mg35%
Potassium 388mg11%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 930IU19%
Vitamin C 44.8mg54%
Calcium 138mg14%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.