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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Crock Pot Cajun Shrimp and Rice

Ever since I created an account on pinterest I have been hooked and so has everyone and their mom, seriously. It really is a fantastic idea and site (minus some glitches). I think it is very easy to get caught up in pinning great idea after great idea you see in the moment and never really do anything with it. I have started to take action on some pins in my food board area by cooking some of the recipes. After all, why pin a recipe if you never plan on making it.

First up is crock pot Cajun Shrimp and Rice. This appealed to me because I really love crock pot meals and I love shrimp.

Here is the recipe from Fitness Magazine

Cajun Shrimp and Rice
From, 6 servings

1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes
1 14-ounce can chicken broth
1 cup chopped onions
1 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 6- to 6-1/4-ounce package long-grain and wild-rice mix, such as Uncle Ben's
1/4 cup water
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 teaspoon cajun seasoning
1 pound cooked, shelled and deveined shrimp
Hot-pepper sauce (optional)

1. In a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker, combine tomatoes with their juices, chicken broth, onions, bell pepper, rice mix with seasoning packet, water, garlic, and Cajun seasoning.
2. Cover; cook on low-heat setting 5 to 6 hours or on high-heat setting 3 to 3 1/2 hours.
3. Stir shrimp into rice mixture. Cover; cook for 15 minutes longer at high-heat setting. Sprinkle with hot-pepper sauce if desired.

223 calories, 21g protein, 32g carbohydrate, 2g fat (0g saturated), 3g fiber

Tip: Definitely err on the side of less time in the crock pot or you could end up with overcooked rice. On low it was ready a little quicker than 5 hours.

The only disadvantage of this dish is that it cannot go 9+ hours in the crock pot making it impossible during the week for us to leave while we are at work. Otherwise, this was a fabulous and flavorful crock pot dish. Goes very nicely with a side salad.

I CANNOT wait to share more recipes with you that I have tried out from my pins!

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  1. Hi Emily, my mouth is watering thinking of making this scrumptious meal. I love most Cajun food and cannot wait to try this one. Thanks for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  2. Mmmm....this sounds delicious! I would have to make it less spicy for my husband, and perhaps chicken rather than shrimp (boy, I'm making him sound like a picky's really just seafood and spices that bug him!!). I just love my crock pot and appreciate any yummy recipe. Thanks!


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