All-in-One Shrimp Skewers with Grilled Rice

Easy grilled shrimp skewers over Minute® Rice makes for a quick, delicious outdoor meal with minimal cleanup.

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All-in-One Shrimp Skewers with Grilled Rice

Cooking time PREP TIME 15 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 10 mins
Servings SERVES 4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 25 mins (+ 10 mins standing time)
Cooking time
PREP TIME 15 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 10 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 25 mins (+ 10 mins standing time)


  • 24 (1 lb) jumbo tail-on shrimp, deveined
  • 1/2 cup Italian Dressing or vinaigrette, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups Minute® White Rice
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced


  • These simple shrimp skewers served with Minute® Instant White Rice are perfect for enjoying outside on a sunny day.

    Step 1

  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Meanwhile, soak 4 wooden skewers in water. Toss shrimp with 1/4 cup of the dressing. Let stand 10 minutes to marinate. Drain; discard marinade. Place shrimp evenly on skewers.

    Step 2

  • Layer three (14-inch) squares of foil. Fold foil in half. Double fold the 2 opposite sides to make a pouch. Place rice, peppers and zucchini in pouch. Gradually add chicken broth and remaining 1/4 cup dressing. Double fold foil at top of pouch to seal, leaving room for air to circulate inside pouch.

    Step 3

  • Place foil packet on grate of grill; cover grill with lid. Grill 10 to 15 minutes, or until most of the liquid has been absorbed. Let stand 5 minutes. Meanwhile, place skewers on grill. Grill 5 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Place rice mixture on serving platter; top with shrimp. Sprinkle with onions.

    Recipe Tips

    If you don’t have skewers, add the raw shrimp to the foil packet along with the remaining ingredients, then grill as directed.

    To use your oven, preheat the oven to 350°F. Assemble the foil packets as directed. Bake 15 minutes. Remove from the oven; let stand 5 minutes. Meanwhile, cook the shrimp on a grill pan which has been preheated on medium-high heat. Cook for 3 minutes on each side or until the shrimp turn pink. Serve as directed.

    All out of Minute® Instant White Rice? This recipe works well with Minute® Instant Brown Rice, or any of our other delicious rice varieties.

What Goes with Shrimp?

This recipe calls for Minute® Instant White Rice , though there are plenty of other options to serve with your shrimp. For example, this Mediterranean Shrimp and Rice dish is served with Minute® Yellow Rice Cups. You can also serve shrimp with Minute® Garlic and Olive Oil Rice Jasmine Cups, as seen in this Pesto Shrimp and Rice Bowl.

For another shrimp and white rice recipe, check out this Cajun Shrimp Boil Rice. 

How to Make Vinaigrette

Although you can buy ready-made vinaigrette from the store, it’s actually very simple to make yourself at home. All you need to do is mix together olive oil, vinegar, Dijon mustard, honey, garlic, salt and pepper.

Once you have mastered this basic recipe, feel free to experiment with other flavors! For another dish made with home-made vinaigrette, check out this Baby Kale, Pineapple and Chicken Salad with Ponzu Vinaigrette recipe. 

How do You Dice a Zucchini?

To start with, cut the ends off your zucchini and cut it lengthwise into small slices. Now stack your slices on top of each other and slice them lengthwise again. Repeat this process until you have your desired zucchini cube size.

Once you’ve mastered dicing zucchini, you may want to try out this Zucchini Noodle Rice Bowl, or for a baked recipe, learn how to make this Squash, Zucchini and Rice Casserole.

Keep Cooking!

For another tasty recipe, try our Mexican Rice Recipe.

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