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    The 20 BEST Shrimp and Rice Recipes

    Shrimp and rice are one of our favorite food combinations. There’s just so many ways to prepare them, and they always go great together.

    That’s why we have compiled this list of easy Shrimp and Rice Recipes from GypsyPlate and around the internet.

    You’ll find amazing recipes from all around the world. No matter what flavors your taste buds are craving, there’s something here for you.

    Cook your way through all of these amazing shrimp and rice recipes, some of them are sure to become your new favorites!

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    Shrimp and Rice Recipes:

    1. Jambalaya Soup

    Jambalaya Soup! This hearty soup is boldly flavored with great Creole seasoning and is loaded with shrimp and rice, along with plenty of veggies.

    It’s great on the stovetop, or in a slow cooker or instant pot.

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    2. Thai Basil Fried Rice

    Here’s a little spin on your regular fried rice with a huge flavor upgrade!! This Thai Basil Fried Rice is infused with such amazing spicy and umami flavors that you will wonder how simple fried rice can be so tasty.

    With unique flavoring from Thai basil, and loaded with plump shrimp, this is one of our favorite fried rice recipes.

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    3. Lowcountry Jambalaya

    If you’re on the lookout for a perfect company meal to feed a crowd, this Jambalaya recipe is it! 

    One of America’s most iconic dishes, this rice comes fully loaded with sausage, chicken, shrimp, veggies and a whole world of big flavors.

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    4. Asopao de Camarones

    Asopao de Camarones is a Puerto Rican shrimp and rice stew that is brimming with flavor from their usual flavor enhancers.

    It’s a wonderful comforting dish that will make you remember why you love Puerto Rican food so much.

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    5. Shrimp Biryani

    Indian Prawn Biryani will take your time and attention, but the end result is so so worth in every single morsel. Biryani is your favorite shrimp curry buried under a mound of delicately spiced fluffy rice, all made in one pot.

    Once you make this, you are coming back to this one again and again.

    Get the Recipe @ nishkitchen

    6. Shrimp Tempura Roll

    Here’s a very popular roll roll for you sushi lovers. Crispy tempura fried shrimp rolled up along with avocado into a super tasty sushi roll. It’s so fun making your own sushi!

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    7. Paella

    This easy seafood paella recipe is the perfect way to feed a big family. A flavorful paella base with vegetables, crispy rice (thanks to the cast iron skillet), layered with shrimp, clams, and mussels on top.

    This shrimp, clam, mussel, and chorizo paella recipe is a flavor party in a skillet, and is one of the very best rice recipes.

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    8. Shrimp Fried Rice

    Shrimp Fried Rice is a great one pan weeknight meal full of plump shrimp and healthy veggies! It only takes about thirty minutes to put this on the table for your family.

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    9. Dirty Brown Rice with Shrimp

    Dirty rice is a popular Cajun side dish, where the rice is made “dirty” by the addition of ground beef, veggies and plenty of seasonings.

    This recipe adds in shrimp, for a hearty and delicious complete meal.

    Get the Recipe @ skinnytaste

    10. Shrimp and Rice Casserole

    This casserole is one of the easiest shrimp and rice recipes you can ever make. Mix everything together and top it with breadcrumbs, then bake. Perfect weeknight dinner!

    Get the Recipe @ theseasonedmom

    11. Lemon Garlic Shrimp and Rice

    This easy one skillet Lemon Garlic Shrimp and Rice is a quick weeknihgt dinner that only needs eight ingredients. It has bright, fresh flavors and whips up in about thirty minutes.

    Get the Recipe @ budgetbytes

    12. Mediterranean Shrimp and Rice

    We just love this Mediterranean inspired shrimp and rice. It’s gently seasoned with paprika, turmeric and cumin, and has enough veggie power to make it a complete meal.

    Get the Recipe @ themediterraneandish

    13. Mexican Shrimp and Rice

    This Mexican Shrimp and Rice is a fantastic one pot meal. It has great Mexican inspired flavors, and goes especially great topped with avocado and sour cream.

    Get the Recipe @ wellplated

    14. Shrimp Pulao

    Shrimp pulao is for when you crave Indian flavors, but don’t want to go to all the effort of making biryani. Simpler in preparation, and taking a fraction of the time, it still tastes amazing.

    Get the Recipe @ whiskaffair

    15. Thai Shrimp Soup

    We can’t get enough of this Thai Shrimp and Rice Soup. It has a coconut milk based broth that is enhanced with red curry paste. It tastes fantastic and only takes about 30 minutes.

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    16. Italian Shrimp and Rice Casserole

    This Italian Shrimp and Rice Casserole shows that you can still do Italian, even without the pasta. The shrimp and rice cook in a savory tomato sauce that is seasoned with plenty of herbs. Great recipe!

    Get the Recipe @ aberdeenskitchen

    17. Sheet Pan Hawaiian Shrimp and Rice

    This tropical Sheet Pan Shrimp and Rice is perfect for when you have leftover rice already on hand. It only takes about 15 minutes to put this on the table, from start to finish. The sweetness of the pineapple go great with the shrimp.

    Get the Recipe @ averiecooks

    18. Persian Style Shrimp and Rice (Meygoo Polo)

    Meygoo Polo is a Persian inspired recipe with warm Middle Eastern spices and aromatics. It is a very tasty dish, and definitely worth trying.

    Get the Recipe @ unicornsinthekitchen

    19. Pineapple Shrimp Fried Rice

    This quick fried rice is the perfect combination of sweet, savory and spicy. Just look at it, this one is sure to impress guests!

    Get the Recipe @ skinnytaste

    20. Shrimp Risotto

    Risotto is a famous Italian rice preparation. Many find it intimidating, but you’ll be amazed how easy it is when following this recipe. It’s creamy, delicious and totally restaurant quality!

    Get the Recipe @ platingsandpairings

    So there you go, twenty amazing shrimp and rice recipes for you to try. Don’t they all look delicious? Which ones will make their way into your regular rotation?

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    The 20 BEST Shrimp and Rice Recipes

    This collection of easy Shrimp and Rice Recipes has plenty of tasty dishes featuring your favorite seafood and starch combo.


    • shrimp
    • rice
    • veggies
    • seasonings


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