Shrimp Peas and Rice

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This shrimp Peas and Rice dish is incredibly delicious. It is packed full of flavor and will become a new favorite!

Shrimp and rice with peas on a white plate.

Shrimp and Rice Recipe

Sometimes you just need a quick, no fuss dinner. A dinner that will practically cook itself in under 30 minutes. This shrimp peas and rice is just that!

What you Need to Make Shrimp Peas and Rice:

(scroll all the way down to recipe card for exact measurements)

  • Shrimp: Large shrimp, peeled, deveined and tail off.
  • Rice: I use medium grain rice like Uncle Ben’s, but you can use basmati rice or brown rice.
  • Peas: frozen
  • Garlic powder
  • Extra virgin Olive oil
  • Lemon juice
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
shrimp and rice

Tips and Variations:

  • Thaw the shrimp as directed on the package (usually overnight in the refrigerator in a colander with a bowl underneath; or more quickly in a colander under running cold water).
  • Let the shrimp marinate for at least 10 minutes before cooking it.
  • Keep in mind that shrimp cook very quickly – don’t take your eyes off of them or they may overcook.
  • Use long grain rice like Basmati rice if you want to speed up the cooking time even more. Long grain rice cooks faster than medium grain rice.
  • Rinse and soak the rice. Rinsing helps get rid of excess starch which is what tends to make rice too sticky. Soaking the rice for a few minutes helps it cook quickly and evenly.

Looking for easy shrimp dinner without rice? Get this awesome recipe for Simple Shrimp Salad!

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Shrimp and Rice with Peas

Shrimp and rice with peas in a white plate

Shrimp Peas and Rice

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Additional Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes

I love this speedy and easy shrimp dish served over peas and rice!


  • 1 pound shrimp, large (peeled, deveined and tail off)
  • 1 cup medium-grain rice
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil or unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

For the shrimp

  • 1 lemon- squeezed
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove- minced


  1. Start by marinating the shrimp. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together crushed garlic, lemon juice, salt, black pepper and olive oil. Add the shrimp and mix well until every shrimp is coated.
  2. In a large heavy skillet melt coconut oil or butter over medium heat. Add the rice, salt and garlic powder and sauté about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add 2 cups of water and the peas and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low, cover the pot and simmer for 20 minutes or until rice is cooked.
  4. Meanwhile, heat another large heavy skillet over medium high heat. 
  5. Add shrimp to the large hot skillet and cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side, turning once midway, until shrimp is cooked through. Remove shrimp from the skillet.
  6. Arrange shrimp on top of the cooked rice and peas and toss gently.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 329Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 247mgSodium: 2258mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 28g

Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use.

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