A delicious twist on a Texas favorite, this Shrimp Pico Rice Skillet is loaded with succulent shrimp and pico de gallo flavors and is a perfect summer dish.
Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a cast-iron skillet or ovenproof skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic, and jalapeno to skillet and cook until onions are translucent and jalapenos are softened, stirring often about 3-4 minutes. Add rice, stir and continue to cook for 2 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, broth, cumin, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil.
Carefully transfer skillet to oven; bake for 15-20 minutes. Carefully remove skillet from oven, place shrimp over rice, and return to oven. Bake for 5-7 minutes, or until shrimp are opaque.
Sprinkle with cilantro and serve with lime wedges.
Pico de gallo is a popular salsa in Tex-Mex cuisine made of chopped onions, jalapeños, tomatoes, cilantro, and fresh lime juice, and is perfect for anything from topping tacos or burritos, to enjoying as a dip with your favorite tortillas chips. If you’re a fan of tangy flavors and a bit of spice, you’re sure to love this popular salsa. Simply chop up the fresh veggies, squeeze a good bit of fresh lime juice, and give it a good mix. Easy as that!
Vianney Rodriguez, Award-Winning Food Blogger, Recipe Developer, and author of The Tex-Mex Slow Cooker and Latin Twist, brings us this flavorful Shrimp Pico Rice Skillet in which she has perfectly married those tangy pico de gallo flavors with succulent shrimp and fluff Mahatma® White Rice. This easy and delicious recipe is one your family is sure to love. Make sure to check out Vianney’s website Sweet Life Bake for more delicious Tex-Mex recipes.
Skip the hassle and speed things up in the kitchen by using peeled and deveined shrimp from your fresh seafood market or from the freezer aisle at your local grocer. For extra fresh flavors, this recipe can be made with two large tomatoes, but if they are out of season or you would like to speed up prep time, one can of diced tomatoes also does the trick.
Stock up on pantry ingredients like your favorite rice variety, canned tomatoes, spices and frozen shrimp to have your dinner ingredients ready at hand!