Cajun Shrimp Boil Rice

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

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Cajun Shrimp Boil Rice

Cooking time PREP TIME 8 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 7 mins
Servings SERVES 4 to 6
Ready in TOTAL TIME 15 mins (+ 5 mins standing time)
Cooking time
PREP TIME 8 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 7 mins
SERVES 4 to 6
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 15 mins (+ 5 mins standing time)


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


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

    Step 1

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

    Step 2

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

    Step 3

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

    Step 4

  • Cover and let stand for about 5 minutes, or until rice is tender and most of the liquid has been 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 you can also use smoked kielbasa.

    If desired, use corn on the cob, cut into wheels. You can also add small, cooked and halved new potatoes.

    Serve this dish with Louisiana-style hot sauce or cocktail sauce, if desired, for added kick.

Southern Style

Lousiana-style cuisine consists of hearty, spicy and filling meals. Traditionally made with Cajun seasoning, these dishes feature 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 come together in a meal that is sure to satisfy.

If you’re 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 and take your tastebuds on a quick trip to New Orleans. Or, for a simpler meal that’s still loaded with flavor, try our take on Red Beans and Rice or a seasoned 15 Minute Chicken and Rice Dinner recipe.

Shrimp Tip

Cooking with shrimp or other seafood can be intimidating for some home cooks, but there’s no need to worry. This recipe makes it easy to use shrimp. If you’re using fresh shrimp, make sure they are peeled, deveined and that the tails have been removed. If that sounds like a lot of work, ask the fish counter attendants at the grocery store to clean the shrimp for you. Otherwise, you can also buy frozen shrimp. There are many options for frozen shrimp that’s ready to be used in delicious recipes. Simply defrost the shrimp in a bowl of cold water before using it in your recipe.

Other Meal Inspiration

For another delicious meal, why not try this Microwave Egg Fried Rice recipe? Or for something with more Latin American flavor, take a look at this Mexican Rice Recipe.

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