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Cajun Shrimp & Rice Casserole Recipe

Updated on March 12, 2011

Looking for a new way to prepare shrimp? This tasty Cajun Shrimp & Rice Casserole recipe is like a combination of two spicy seafood favorites –it's like a mixture of Jambalaya and Shrimp Creole that anyone who enjoys spicy shrimp recipes is sure to love.

Delicious Cajun Shrimp & Rice Casserole Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 of a cup of canola oil
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup chopped celery
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 large green bell pepper, diced
  • ¼ cup of chopped parsley (dried or fresh)
  • 2 cloves of minced garlic
  • 3 cups of water
  • 1 16-ounce can of tomato sauce
  • 1 can of Rotel tomatoes
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Cayenne pepper to taste
  • 2 pounds of shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 cups of cooked rice

Cooking Directions:

Place a heavy skillet over medium high heat. Pour canola oil into skillet and allow to heat. When the oil is hot, slowly pour in the flour and reduce the heat to medium. Stir until all lumps are gone, then continue stirring constantly until the mixture begins to take on a deep brown hue. (This is process called "making a roux".)

When the roux is deep brown, add the vegetables (celery, onion, green pepper, and parsley) and the garlic to the skillet. Cook until the vegetables are tender, which will occur when the onions take on a translucent shade.

When the veggies are tender, add the water, tomato sauce, Rotel tomatoes, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper to the skillet. Stir to combine. Allow to simmer over medium heat for 20 minutes.

Add the shrimp to the mixture, bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 20 more minutes.

While sauce is cooking, pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.

Place the cooked rice in a 10 X 13 casserole dish. Pour the shrimp and vegetable mixture over the rice and mix well, stirring until the ingredients are thoroughly combined.

Bake for 45 minutes in the 350 oven. Serve hot and enjoy!

Serving Suggestion:

When served with a side salad or green vegetable and a few slices of crusty French bread, this dish makes a complete meal for any occasion. It's an excellent choice for a family dinner or any type of holiday or special occasion celebration meal.

Poultry Variation:

For an alternative way of preparing this dish, consider using chicken instead of shrimp. Simply substitute cooked diced chicken instead of the shrimp in the recipe. If you do that, you don't have to bring the mixture to a boil during the simmering process. Simply stir in the chicken and continue simmering until the sauce is prepared and ready to be combined with the rice for baking.

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