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30-Minute Lemony Shrimp & Rice Pilaf

This One-Pot Wonder has all of the flavors of shrimp scampi with rice and comes together in 30 minutes. I love dishes like this one that the entire family enjoys and is super quick and easy to make. To make things go even faster, I use already peeled and deveined frozen shrimp. They’re worth the extra cost when I’m in a hurry. You’re going to love this!!

 

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30-Minute Lemony Shrimp & Rice Pilaf

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By Dimitra Khan Serves: 4

This One-Pot Wonder has all of the flavors of shrimp scampi with rice and comes together in 30 minutes. I love dishes like this one that the entire family enjoys and is super quick and easy to make. To make things go even faster, I use already peeled and deveined frozen shrimp. They’re worth the extra cost when I’m in a hurry. You’re going to love this!!

Ingredients

  • 4 servings
  • 1-pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup Basmati rice
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, grated
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2-4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Garnish:
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley or finely chopped scallions
  • Feta cheese
  • Lemon wedges

Instructions

1

Rinse the rice 4-5 times in cool water until the water runs clear. Soak in the water for 15 minutes.

2

If using frozen shrimp, drain all of the liquid when they thaw out and pat dry with paper towels.

3

Lightly season the shrimp with salt and pepper.

4

Melt the butter over medium-high heat and add the shrimp to a pot. Cook until pink. 3-4 minutes. Remove from the pot and set aside in a bowl/plate.

5

Add the onion to the pot along with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and cook over medium heat until soft and golden. 6-8 minutes.

6

Add the grated garlic and warm through for 30 seconds.

7

Drain the water from the rice and add to the pot along with the lemon zest, juice, 1 teaspoon of salt, black pepper, and a cup of water. Mix and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover the pot with the lid and simmer for 12 minutes.

8

Add the shrimp back to the pot and gently fold it into the rice. Simmer 5 minutes.

9

Garnish with parsley or with thinly sliced scallions and serve with feta cheese and lemon wedges.

10

Enjoy!

 

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