Yellow Rice and Shrimp

Yellow rice and shrimp

Whoot whoot, It’s October so let’s Make it Shrimptacular!!!!!!

Living in Tampa we have access to fresh seafood all year long, but I am well aware if you live in an area not by the sea, you may have a tough time getting fresh seafood. I developed this recipe especially for you guys.

Use frozen shrimp.

Specifically SeaPak Shrimp Scampi. Walmart has always had it in stock when I have needed it! You can locate it where you live here.

Like I said before I live in Tampa where Cuban food such as yellow rice and black beans are everywhere you turn.
I wanted to created a semi Paella recipe but not with all the other seafood usually used in Paella such as lobster, muscles and clams. I wanted to keep it simple and quick.

Simple and quick is sometimes my middle name. With baseball, homework, after school activities, my kids social lives and everything else, I need quick and that’s why I love using SeaPak.

yellow rice and shrimp

Yellow Rice and Shrimp
Recipe type: Dinner
A simple and tasty rice and shrimp recipe.
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • ½ medium Red Onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 1 small Red Bell Pepper, finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon Turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon Coarse Koser Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Freshly Cracked Black Pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 3 cups Water
  • 1½ cups Long Grain White Rice
  • ½ cup Frozen or Fresh Peas
  • 1 12oz. package SeaPak Shrimp Scampi
  1. In a large pot with a lid, heat olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add onion, cook 5 minutes.
  3. Add garlic, red bell pepper, turmeric, salt, pepper and cayenne, sauté for 3 minutes.
  4. Add water to same pot and bring to boil. Add rice.
  5. Place lid on pot, reduce heat to low and cook for 20 minutes, or until water is absorbed.
  6. Add peas, place lid back on and let sit for 5 minutes.
  7. While peas are warming in rice, prepare shrimp.
  8. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, arrange shrimp in a single layer.
  9. Saute for 7- 8 minutes.
  10. Pour shrimp and sauce from pan over rice and stir to incorporate.

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  1. 1

    These flavors!!! Great dinner idea!