How to Make the Best Shrimp Rice

Learn how to make this simple, quick and tasty shrimp rice and get the perfect result with our tips and video guide.

Shrimp rice on a tureen

Shrimp rice is a traditional Portuguese dish that is very popular in our country. This easy recipe mixes rice with shrimp and chopped coriander, resulting in a delicious and very aromatic easy rice dish.
This delicious comfort food is made with a simple sauté of olive oil, onion and garlic and the rice and shrimp are cooked in seafood broth to give the recipe extra flavor.
This easy meal is often served as a main dish in family meals or on special occasions, accompanied by a lettuce or tomato salad.
It is a very popular recipe due to its delicious flavor, but also for its simple way of preparing and the versatility of ingredients that can be used to adapt the recipe according to personal taste.

You might also like these delicious rice recipes: Rice with shrimp and leek, Easy turkey and sausage rice, Lemon rice and Cuttlefish with rice.

Shrimp rice on a tureen

INGREDIENTS FOR SHRIMP RICE

Here you'll find all the ingredients needed to make this recipe:

  • Shrimp - Peeled shrimp.
  • Rice - Long-grain rice or medium-grain rice.
  • Seafood broth - To give flavor and cook the rice.
  • Olive oil, chopped onion, peeled tomato cut into small chunks and chopped garlic - To give color and flavor and to cook the shrimp.
  • Salt and pepper - For seasoning.
  • Coriander - Chopped coriander. Gives a fresh aroma and bright taste.

Below you’ll find the correct measurement of all ingredients and the step-by-step guide for this recipe.

HOW TO MAKE SHRIMP RICE

Step 1: In a saucepan, add the peeled tomato cut into chunks, chopped onion, chopped garlic and the olive oil. Stir and simmer until the tomato start to break down.

Step 2: Add the shrimp, stir and cook for 3 to 4 minutes.

Step 3: Add the rice and season with salt and pepper. Stir, pour the seafood broth and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. When starts boiling, reduce to a low heat and cook for about 12 minutes.

Step 4: Sprinkle with chopped coriander, turn off the heat and serve.

Shrimp rice on a tureen

TIPS FOR COOKING RICE

The amount of water for the rice depends on each person's taste. The mesure we usually use is 250 ml (about 1 cup) to 300 ml (1 1/3 cups) of water per 100 grams (1/2 cup) rice.

Always cook the rice with the pan covered and over low heat to prevent the rice from burning and sticking to the bottom of the pan.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How long does it takes to cook rice?
The cooking time for rice may vary depending on the type of rice and cooking method.
For long grain rice, 10 to 12 minutes and about 13 to 15 minutes for medium grain rice.
This cooking time is after boiling. After boiling, cook the rice over low heat.
Can I replace tomato pulp with fresh tomatoes?
Absolutely! For a quicker recipe we usually use tomato pulp. If you have more time and want to prepare a healthier and tastier meal, prepare this recipe with fresh tomatoes.
Keep in mind, fresh tomatoes might have more liquid than tomato pulp.
RECIPE VIDEO:

How to Make the Best Shrimp Rice

Shrimp rice on a tureen

Learn how to make this simple, quick and tasty shrimp rice and get the perfect result with our tips and video guide.

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    Category:Quick & easy, Recipes, Rice, Seafood, Side dishes, Videos
    Cuisine:
    Difficulty:
    Servings: 4
    Prep Time:5 m
    Cook Time:30 m
    Total Time:35 m

    Ingredients

    • 350 grams (12 1/2 ounces) peeled shrimp
    • 200 grams (1 cup) long-grain rice
    • 600 ml (2 1/2 cups) seafood broth
    • 50 ml (1/4 cup) olive oil
    • 3 medium ripe tomatoes
    • 1 large onion
    • 3 cloves of garlic
    • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
    • Coriander (to taste)
    • 1 teaspoon salt

    Directions

    1. In a saucepan, add the peeled tomato cut into chunks, chopped onion, chopped garlic and the olive oil. Stir and simmer until the tomato start to break down, stirring occasionally.
    2. Add the shrimp, stir and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    3. Add the rice and season with salt and pepper. Stir, pour the seafood broth and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. When starts boiling, reduce to a low heat and cook for about 12 minutes.
    4. Sprinkle with chopped coriander, turn off the heat and serve.
    How to Make the Best Shrimp Rice
    Nutrition facts
    Serves 4
    Per Serving:
    % DAILY VALUE
    Calories 271
    Total Fat 15 g(19%)
    Saturated Fat 2.5 g(12%)
    Cholesterol 186 mg(62%)
    Sodium 1242 mg(54%)
    Total Carbohydrate 9.5 g(3%)
    Protein 26
     

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