Southern-Style Cajun Shrimp and Dirty Rice
Brown rice and beans give this recipe a fiber boost. Plus, you'll get over 30 grams of protein from the shrimp and the combo of rice and beans, which will keep you even more satisfied.
- 1 1/3 cups dried brown rice
- 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon Cajun Seasoning
- Salt, to taste
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 teaspoon bouillon base (or 1 bouillon cube)
- 1 1/2 cups diced onions and bell peppers
- 1 pound shrimp (any size, peeled & deveined)
- 2 red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
- Cook rice according to package instructions and add Old Bay and Cajun seasonings to prepared rice. For a milder version, only use 1 teaspoon of each seasoning. For a hotter version, add 2 teaspoons. Add salt to taste.
- Meanwhile, heat a skillet to medium-high heat and add butter, water, and bouillon to pan.
- Once butter has melted, add peppers and onions and cook until softened and translucent.
- Toss shrimp into pan and heat until just cooked through, 3-5 minutes (depending on size of the shrimp you use - small shrimp cook faster!).
- Stir in beans and rice and adjust seasoning to taste.
- Recipe provided by Jamila Lepore, founder of No Nonsense Nutritionist
Per serving: 325 kcal cal., 4 g fat (1 g sat. fat), 42 g carb., 8 g fiber, 3 g sugar, 33 g pro.. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet