Cajun Shrimp Boil Rice

Perfect for sharing, this Cajun Shrimp Rice has all the lovely flavors of a Louisiana-style seafood boil in the form of a rice pilaf.

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Cooking time PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 10 mins
Servings SERVES 4 to 6
Ready in TOTAL TIME 20 mins (+ 5 mins standing time)
Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 10 mins
SERVES 4 to 6
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 20 mins (+ 5 mins standing time)


  • 2 cups sodium-reduced chicken broth
  • 8 oz smoked sausage, sliced
  • 4 tsp Cajun seasoning
  • 2 cups Minute® Instant White Rice
  • 1 lb large shrimp, peeled, deveined, tail removed
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped


  • For a traditional yet simple southern-inspired dish, this Cajun Shrimp Boil Rice is exactly it. Comforting, tangy and filled with juicy shrimp, you’ll be wanting to make this dish on repeat.

    Step 1

  • In saucepan set over medium heat, combine broth, sausage and Cajun seasoning; bring to boil.

    Step 2

  • Stir in white rice; reduce heat to low. Cover and cook for 3 minutes.

    Step 3

  • Add shrimp, corn and butter; cover and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until shrimp are curled and cooked through and corn is heated through.

    Step 4

  • Cover and let stand for about 5 minutes or until rice is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed.

    Step 5

  • Fluff rice with a fork. Stir in lemon juice and parsley.

    Recipe Tips

    Andouille sausage lends authentic flavor to this dish but smoked kielbasa works well too.

    If desired, cut sausage into large rounds, and use corn on the cob, cut into wheels. Add small, cooked and halved new potatoes.

    Serve with Louisiana-style hot sauce or cocktail sauce if desired.

Southern Style

Lousiana southern cuisine always consists of hearty, spicy and filling meals. Cajun seasoning is a traditional spice that is used in many dishes, mainly seafood-based, mixing together a combination of tangy and delicious tastes. This Cajun Shrimp Boil Rice is a quick meal to enjoy on your own or with a group of friends and family! The juicy shrimp, tender rice and spicy cajun seasoning offer a meal that will leave you full for hours.

If you are looking to try more southern-style meals, Minute® Rice makes it simple and hassle-free. Try out this Shrimp Jambalaya or a 15 Minute Jambalaya for a quick trip to New Orleans or Red Beans and Rice for a simpler meal loaded with yummy flavors.

Shrimp Tip

Cooking with shrimp or other seafood might be intimidating for some chefs, but not to worry. This recipe makes it easy to use shrimp. If you’re using fresh shrimp, make sure it is peeled, deveined and has its tail removed. If that sounds like a lot of work, ask the grocery store fish counter attendants to clean it for you or buy it frozen. There are many options for frozen shrimp that is ready to go for recipes. Simple defrost before adding into your skillet.