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Southern-Style Cajun Shrimp and Dirty Rice

Southern-Style Cajun Shrimp and Dirty Rice


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. Meanwhile, heat a skillet to medium-high heat and add butter, water, and bouillon to pan.
  3. Once butter has melted, add peppers and onions and cook until softened and translucent.
  4. 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!).
  5. Stir in beans and rice and adjust seasoning to taste.


  • Recipe provided by Jamila Lepore, founder of No Nonsense Nutritionist

Nutrition Information

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


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