Cajun Shrimp and Rice

Lord knows, I love Cajun food. One of my favorite trips was to New Orleans, and their food is absolutely phenomenal. But once you have a decent skill set in the kitchen, and you can get your hands on the right ingredients, it can be pretty easy to make your own Cajun food at home. Is it as good as New Orleans food? Probably not, but no doubt about it, you can come pretty dang close. This is a Cajun style rice skillet, and it’s very simple to execute, especially with the shrimp, being that they cook so fast. I actually used frozen precooked shrimp, which made it a breeze, but of course it’s just a little bit better with fresh shrimp. Happy cooking!

What you’ll need:

Melt 2 tbsp butter in a large skilet over medium heat. Stir in garlic, 2 tsp Cajun seasoning and the rice.

Stir in chicken broth, bring o a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer and cover. Cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. While the rice is cooking, prepare the shrimp by stirring together 2 tbsp melted butter and 2 more tsp of the Cajun seasoning. Mix the shrimp into the mixture. Stir the shrimp into the rice, cover, and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Garnish with parsley if desired.

Bon Appétit!

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