New Orleans Shrimp with Cajun-Style Beans and Rice

New Orleans Shrimp with Cajun-Style Beans and Rice

Total Time

20 minutes

Serving Size


New Orleans Shrimp Ingredients

  • ¼ bunch fresh Italian parsley
  • 1 lemon, for juice
  • ¼ cup diced red onions
  • 3 tablespoons garlic-herb butter
  • 1 ½ teaspoons creole (or Cajun) seasoning
  • 1 ½ lb peeled/deveined large shrimp
  • ¼ cup diced fresh tomatoes
  • ½ cup white wine

Cajun-Style Beans and Rice Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon garlic-herb butter
  • ½ cup diced red onions
  • 1 teaspoon creole (or Cajun) seasoning
  • 1 (16 oz) can light red kidney beans
  • 1 (8.8 oz) package cooked white rice

Cooking Sequence

  1. Prepare beans and rice and begin to simmer (10 minutes)
  2. Complete shrimp and beans and rice; serve (10 minutes)

New Orleans Shrimp Steps

  1. Preheat large sauté pan on medium-high 2–3 minutes. Chop parsley (1/4 cup). Cut lemon in half. Place onions and butter in pan; cook and stir 2 minutes or until hot. Sprinkle seasoning over shrimp.
  2. Add tomatoes, parsley, and shrimp to pan (wash hands); squeeze juice of one-half lemon (about 1 tablespoon) over shrimp. Cook 1–2 minutes, then add wine; cook 2–3 more minutes until shrimp are pink and opaque. Serve with remaining half lemon, if desired.

Cajun-Style Beans and Rice Steps

  1. Preheat large saucepan on medium-high 2–3 minutes. Add butter, then add onions and seasoning; cook and stir 4–5 minutes until onions are browned.
  2. Add beans and rice; cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer 8–10 minutes until hot. Serve.

Aprons' Advice

  1. Complete your meal with a Caesar salad, sourdough bread, and carrot cake for dessert.
  2. For a quick and tasty New Orleans-style po’ boy, cut thick slices of sourdough bread, top with shredded lettuce, and pile on the prepared shrimp. Serve the rice and beans on the side.

Nutritional Information

New Orleans Shrimp
Amount per ¼ recipe serving: Calories 200, Total Fat 9.00g, Sat Fat 6.00g, Trans Fat 0.00g, Chol 200mg, Sodium 1080mg, Total Carb 4g, Fiber 0.00g, Sugars 1g, Protein 30g, Calc 6%, Vit A 20%, Vit C 20%, Iron 15%

Cajun-Style Beans and Rice
Amount per ¼ recipe serving: Calories 220, Total Fat 3.50g, Sat Fat 2.00g, Trans Fat 0.00g, Chol 10mg, Sodium 480mg, Total Carb 38g, Fiber 6.00g, Sugars 3g, Protein 9g, Calc 6%, Vit A 2%, Vit C 0%, Iron 10%