This spicy Cajun shrimp with rice pilaf dish is pure comfort food and I couldn't be happier about that. This dish is just simply so GOOD. Bold flavors but not too overpowering, perfectly cooked and seasoned rice, just not one bad thing about it!
At first I was nervous about diving into Cajun spices as I don't have much experience with them, but MAN am I happy that I did. Honestly, Cajun seasoning is one of my favorites and it brings such delicious flavor to any dish. I haven't been able to stop using it!
I bought my Cajun seasoning from a local market, but there are many many recipes on the internet if you'd like to make it from scratch. It's made with spices you more than likely have in your pantry!
Plus, this spicy Cajun shrimp with rice pilaf dish is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal. You can marinate the shrimp while you get the rice started, then when the rice is close to done, start the shrimp. In my opinion, one of the many wonderful things about shrimp is how quickly it cooks, so the timing here is just perfect.
Lastly, if you're just looking for a stand alone rice pilaf recipe, this one is definitely a great base. So feel free to use this recipe just for that!Print