Spanish Shrimp and Rice Recipe

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Get ready to love this simple Spanish shrimp and rice recipe! Not only does it pack a great flavor and taste but it’s literally so simple to cook as well. And with how simple clean up is for this simple skillet shrimp recipe, you’re going to love being able to kick up your feet after dinner is done and rest, too!

How Do You Know When Shrimp Is Done Cooking?

You’ll want to pay close attention to the coloring of the shrimp. Once it’s done cooking, it’s going to be clear and have some pink and red to it as well. This is one of your biggest indicators that the shrimp is done and ready.

Spanish Shrimp with Rice

Serves: 4

Prep Time: 7 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

How to Cook Shrimp in a Skillet?

Cooking shrimp in a cast iron skillet isn’t hard but you do need to make certain that you’re cooking it in a way that gets it cooked all the way through. In just a few moments of time, your shrimp will be done and ready to eat. Add in some olive oil, and your shrimp and let the heat of the cast iron skillet cook it all the way through. Don’t forget to flip the shrimp as well so that you get that char on both sides.

Ingredients for Spanish Rice With Shrimp

  • 4 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1 TBSP of Olive Oil
  • 1 TSP of Smoked Paprika
  • ½ TSP of Cumin
  • ½ TSP Chili powder
  • 1/2 TSP of Salt
  • 1 Lb of Shrimp ( buy fresh deveined)
  • 1/2 Cup of Red Onion (chopped finely)
  • ½ Cup of Red Pepper ( chopped finely )
  • ½ Cup of Cherry Tomatoes ( sliced in half )
  • 1 ½ Cups of Spanish Yellow Rice
  • 1/2 TSP of Turmeric
  • 2.5 Cups of Water
  • 1 TBSP of Fresh Parsley

Directions for Cooking Spanish Shrimp and Rice

Add the shrimp, 1 TBSP of olive oil, paprika, cumin, chili powder, garlic,  and salt to a bowl.

Toss your shrimp in the mixture.

Line a baking tray with foil and evenly lay your shrimp on top.

Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge to marinate!

The longer the better!

On medium heat add 1 TBSP of olive oil to your saute pan.

Allow to get hot then add your onions, peppers,  cherry tomatoes, and
saute until soft (about 4 minutes).

Add your shrimp and cook until the shrimp is no longer translucent, about 4 minutes.

Remove your shrimp and set to the side.

Add in your rice,  and turmeric to the onion mixture.

Mix to combine, add the water, cover and reduce heat to a simmer.

Cook for 4 minutes then add back in the shrimp.

Continue to heat covered for another 2-3 minutes.

Add parsley as garnish.

Yield: 4

Spanish Shrimp And Rice

RICE AND SHRIMP IN THE SKILLET

You're going to love this tasty Spanish Shrimp And Rice recipe.

Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 Cloves of Garlic
  • TBSP of Olive Oil
  • 1 TSP of Smoked Paprika
  • ½ TSP of Cumin
  • ½ TSP Chili powder
  • 1/2 TSP of Salt
  • 1 Lb of Shrimp ( buy fresh deveined)
  • 1/2 Cup of Red Onion (chopped finely)
  • ½ Cup of Red Pepper ( chopped finely )
  • ½ Cup of Cherry Tomatoes ( sliced in half )
  • 1 ½ Cups of Spanish Yellow Rice
  • 1/2 TSP of Turmeric
  • 2.5 Cups of Water
  • 1 TBSP of Fresh Parsley

Instructions

  1. Add the shrimp, 1 TBSP of olive oil, paprika, cumin, chili powder, garlic,  and salt to a bowl.
  2. Toss your shrimp in the mixture.
  3. Line a baking tray with foil and evenly lay your shrimp on top.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge to marinate!
  5. The longer the better!
  6. On medium heat add 1 TBSP of olive oil to your saute pan.
  7. Allow to get hot then add your onions, peppers,  cherry tomatoes, and
    saute until soft (about 4 minutes).
  8. Add your shrimp and cook until the shrimp is no longer translucent about 4 minutes.
  9. Remove your shrimp and set to the side.
  10. Add in your rice,  and turmeric to the onion mixture.
  11. Mix to combine, add the water, cover and reduce heat to a simmer.
  12. Cook for 4 minutes then add back in the shrimp.
  13. Continue to heat covered for another 2-3 minutes.
  14. Add parsley as garnish.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 292Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 239mgSodium: 1597mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 28g

This is such a great recipe and one the whole family will enjoy. It’s certainly one of my favourite skillet shrimp recipes! That’s for sure.

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