Asian Pecan, Shrimp and Rice Salad

This Asian-inspired pecan, shrimp and rice salad is great for a quick meal to keep you energized throughout the day and feeling full longer.

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Cooking time PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 10 mins
Servings SERVES 4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 15 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 10 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 15 mins


  • 1 1/2 cups Minute® Premium Rice
  • 1 lb cooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup toasted pecan halves, chopped
  • 1 cup sliced green onion
  • 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 2 tbsp canola oil


  • In just 15 minutes, enjoy the flavorful taste of fluffy Minute® Instant Premium Rice combined with cooked shrimp, toasted pecans and chopped green onions all drizzled with teriyaki dressing.

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions. Let cool.

    Step 2

  • Mix rice, shrimp, pecans and green onions in a large bowl.

    Step 3

  • Whisk together teriyaki sauce and oil in a small bowl, until well blended. Add to rice mixture and toss to combine. Serve salad at room temperature, or chilled.

    Recipe Notes

    To toast nuts, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the nuts in a single layer. Bake at 350°F for 5 to 7 minutes, or until lightly toasted.

    If you’re using raw shrimp, marinate them beforehand in a small amount of the teriyaki sauce for added flavor.

    For added savory flavor, cook the rice in vegetable or chicken broth, instead of water.

    To increase the whole-grain factor, use Minute® Instant Brown Rice.

    Want more veggies? Add in matchstick carrots, bean sprouts, coleslaw mix or corn.

Premium Rice Salad

This refreshing rice salad is a great addition to your next barbecue alongside either our Corn and Edamame Rice Salad or our tasty Homemade Red Beans and Rice recipe. Alternatively, bring it with you for a quick and simple lunch at school or the office.

This simple dish is a great meal prep option that will help ward off hunger pangs thanks to premium rice grains, protein-packed shrimp, nutty pecans and a savory dressing. If taking this salad to-go, we suggest you save the teriyaki sauce mixture in a separate container. When you’re ready to eat, simply mix together and enjoy.


If you’re missing a touch of green, grab some large lettuce leaves and make these into teriyaki shrimp and rice salad lettuce wraps at home or simply serve with a leafy green lettuce side salad.

If you’re not a fan of shrimp, swap them out for a bit of marinated tofu, chicken or beef. Use what you have on hand to make a great Egg Rice Recipe or chicken and rice lunch or dinner in minutes.

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