This hearty one-pot 30-minute Cajun Shrimp Fried Rice brings the fabulous spicy flavours of Louisiana to your dinner table! An easy full-flavoured recipe.
Course Entrée/Main Dish
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 15minutes
Total Time 30minutes
Author Flavour & Savour
2tbspolive oil,extra virgin
7ozandouille sausages,thinly sliced, or chorizo
1mediumred bell pepper,chopped
1 ½ tspCajun seasoning,store-bought or homemade*
12ozprawns or large shrimp (about 20 to 24) cooked and peeled
sea salt to taste
1tbspcilantro,roughly chopped (optional)
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet. Add sliced sausage and cook, stirring occasionally until browned. Remove from skillet with tongs or a slotted spoon. Set aside in a bolw and cover to keep warm.
If there isn't enough oil left from browning the sausage, add a little more. Add shrimp. Cook for 1 minute without stirring, then stir and flip and cook for another 30 seconds to 1 minute. Remove from the skillet and transfer to the bowl with the sausage.
If necessary, add a little more oil to the skillet and cook the celery, onion and red pepper, stirring until lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Add the Cajun seasoning, and stir while cooking for about 1 minute.
Add the rice and continue stirring while cooking until rice is warm, about 3 minutes. Add the cooked shrimp and sausage and cook, stirring until heated through, about 2 minutes.
Check the seasoning, adding sea salt if necessary. Garnish with green onions (scallions) and/or cilantro and serve immediately.