Garlic Shrimp with Butter Herb Rice

Yes, shrimp, we all love shrimp, well most of us. I do! How about an easy recipe with few ingredients with lots of flavor? Perfect for a Monday. Yesterday was Mothers Day, but most of us are back to cooking dinner tonight, so make it easy on yourself with this recipe!


Garlic Butter Herb Rice

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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What you’ll need:


4 cups water
2 cups white rice
bouillon cubes
4 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
​2 tbsp butter


1 1/2 pound large peeled shrimp
8 tbsp butter
​5 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup chicken stock
juice of 1 lemon
2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
salt and pepper

Bring water to a boil, add some salt, 2 small or 1 large chicken bouillon cube, chopped parsley, and rice. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and cover. Simmer for 20 minutes. Add 2 tbsp butter and mix thoroughly.
Melt 2 tbsp of butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add shrimp with salt and pepper to taste. Cook and stir occasionally until pink, about 3 minutes, then remove the shrimp and set aside.
Add garlic to the skillet and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the chicken stock and lemon juice. Bring to a boil and reduce heat back to medium. Simmer for 2 minutes. Stir in remaining 6 tbsp of butter, one tbsp at a time. when melted and smooth, add shrimp and parsley and stir. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Serve immediately over the Butter Herb rice. This is a buttery dinner that will leave you satisfied and happy!Bon Apetit!

Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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