Garlic Butter Shrimp Rice is a one-pot easy recipe that is perfect to make for weekday dinner. It’s delicious, filling & quick to make. Here is a simple recipe to make it.
We have all devoured those delicious pieces of shrimp coated with garlic and buttery goodness.
Given that rice is a quintessential part of our diet, why not add rice to this flavorful combination of garlic, butter and shrimp making it the perfect complete meal to gorge on for lunch or dinner.
You could use prawns or shrimps for this recipe, depending on the availability of fresh seafood, but this subtly flavored rice is delicious beaming with fresh flavors and the addition of seafood gives it that much-needed flavor boost.
To make this Garlic Butter Shrimp Rice recipe, long-grain rice is washed and soaked for some time.
Then the butter is heated in a pan and garlic is fried in the butter till slightly browned.
With the beautiful smell of garlic butter wafting in the air, fresh shrimps are added into the pan and fried for a minute.
Once the shrimps are added in, some salt and fresh parsley are added and mixed together.
The soaked rice is then drained and added into the pan with some water and it’s allowed to simmer on low heat.
Finally, the pan is removed from the heat and the rice is allowed to rest for a few minutes.
As the last step, the rice is fluffed to separate all the grains.
This Garlic Butter Shrimp Rice is to be served hot, you can serve it with an accompaniment of your choice or it also works as a great meal in itself.
If you’re planning a quick lunch or dinner and you have some fresh shrimps in-store, then this would be the perfect recipe to try.
This recipe does not require too much prep, it’s just the rice that has to be soaked beforehand, it’s also important to see to it that the rice doesn’t overcook and become soggy.
Overall this fresh recipe is great to serve at a summer party or devour as a simple comfort meal.
You could also try some of the simple and delicious rice recipes I’ve posted: Easy Mushroom Fried Rice, Bacon Fried Rice, Spicy Indo Chinese Schezwan Egg Fried Rice
This rice is low on the spice level and it’s a dish that the kids are sure to relish too.
The key to making delicious and satisfying shrimp rice is to get hold of some really fresh shrimps, the fresher the shrimps, the tastier the rice is going to be.
Garlic Butter Shrimp Rice Recipe
- 1 cup Long Grain Rice
- 3 tbsp Butter
- 2 tsp Garlic (Minced)
- 10-12 Shrimps (Medium Size)
- Salt to taste
- 2 tbsp Fresh Parsley (Chopped)
- Wash the rice and soak in enough water for 20 minutes.
- Heat butter in a pan.
- Add garlic and fry until it is slightly browned.
- Add the prawns and fry for a minute.
- Add salt and parsley and mix well.
- Drain the rice and add it in the pan along with 2 cups of water.
- Simmer the heat to low.
- Cover the pan and cook until rice is done.
- Remove the pan from heat and let the rice rest for 5 minutes.
- Fluff it with a fork gently to separate all the grains.
- Serve hot.