Rice with shrimp and leek

Rice with shrimp and leek on a dish

When you do not have much time the solution is to prepare a simple meal! This rice recipe with shrimp and leek is simple but at the same time quite tasty!! Bon appetit!!!

Category: Quick & easy, Recipes, Seafood
Servings:: 3
Prep Time:5 m
Cook Time:30 m
Total Time:35 m
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  • 750 grams (1 2/3 pounds) shrimp
  • 100 ml (1/2 cup) olive oil
  • 50 grams (1 3/4 ounces) leek
  • 200 grams (1 cup) rice
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 small onion to cook the shrimp
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • Juice of half lemon
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • Salt (to taste)


  1. Place 50 ml (1/4 cup) olive oil and the chopped garlic in a saucepan and saute for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the rice, season with a little salt and let fry in the olive oil about 1 minute. Pour the water (twice the rice volume) and boil over medium-high heat. When starts boiling, reduce to low heat and cook about 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, place the shrimp in a saucepan with water seasoned with salt and the unpeeled small onion. Boil over high heat. When starts boiling, reduce to low heat and cook about 5 minutes. When the shrimps are cooked, drain them with a skimmer and let cool slightly. Peel the shrimps and set aside.
  3. Place the remaining olive oil, chopped onion and the leek cut into finely round slices in a saucepan and saute until the onion start to turn slightly golden. Add the shrimps and cook for 7 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Then, fold the rice and cook for more 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Turn off the heat, season with lemon juice and pepper and serve immediately.
Rice with shrimp and leek
Nutrition facts
Serves 3
Per Serving:
Calories 848
Total Fat 36.5 g(56%)
Saturated Fat 6 g(30%)
Cholesterol 526 mg(175%)
Sodium 670 mg(28%)
Total Carbohydrate 65.5 g(22%)
Protein 62.5 g

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