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Over head photo of shrimp and rice skillet. with lemons and shrimp on top of the rice

Easy Shrimp and Rice Skillet

This is easily one of the best shrimp dishes to prepare. My easy shrimp and rice skillet will give you all the seafood flavor you are looking for. Seasoned with Old Bay, oregano, parsley and lemon to bring out the big flavors of the shrimp. And it only takes one skillet to get you there.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 261 kcal


  • Skillet


  • 1 lb. Shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 tbsp. Butter
  • 1 Cup Long grain rice
  • 2 ¼ c. water
  • ½ c. canned tomatoes roasted garlic
  • ½ c. diced bell peppers various colors
  • 1 ½ tbsp. Old Bay
  • 1 tbsp. Old Bay
  • 2 tsp. Parsley fresh or dried
  • 1 tsp. Paprika
  • 1 tsp. Onion powder
  • 1 tsp. Chopped onion dried
  • 1 ½ tbsp. Italian Seasoning
  • 1 Lemon garnish


  • In a medium skillet set to medium high heat add butter.
  • Once your butter has melted add rice, 1 ½ tbsp. Old Bay, chopped onion and Italian seasoning.
  • Stir everything together so the rice gets evenly coated with all the seasoning.
  • Continually stir and let the rice cook for about 1 to 2 minutes or until you can smell the seasonings.
  • After 1 to 2 minutes of the dry rice in the skillet add water, tomatoes, bell peppers and garlic.
  • Stir together and bring to a boil. Once your rice has come to a boil, lower the temperature to medium low heat.
  • While your rice is cooking, season your shrimp with Old Bay, parsley, paprika and onion powder. Mix well.
  • After about 10 minutes of the rice cooking, add your seasoned shrimp to the top of the dish.
  • Cover and let simmer until the rice is finished and the shrimp is cooked.
  • Finish with fresh parsley and lemon wedges on top. Give a squeeze of lemon for an extra bite of zest.
  • Enjoy!


Check your rice periodically. Depending on the temperature of your skillet you may need to add about a fourth a cup of water extra. Taste your rice to make sure that it is fully cooked.
Continually stir the rice at the beginning to make sure that it doesn't burn once you add seasonings to it.
The shrimp only takes a few minutes to cook so make sure you put that in right at the end once the water is at the end of reduction.


Serving: 1gCalories: 261kcalCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 6gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 79mgPotassium: 339mgFiber: 6gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 745IUVitamin C: 23mgCalcium: 224mgIron: 6mg
Keyword Quick & Easy, Quick Meal
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