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Macro Friendly Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Rice

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Macro Friendly Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Rice

This one pan meal is so tasty and flavorful! Filled with turkey andouille sausage, shrimp, rice and veggies, you will fall in love with this easy dinner. My kids LOVE shrimp and they were fighting over the leftovers. Next time, I'm making a double recipe. SO good.
servings 4 servings
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tablespool olive oil
  • 1/2 cup diced yellow onion
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper chopped
  • 13 oz andouille sausage I used Jenny-O turkey andouille sausage, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 cup long grain white rice uncooked
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cajun seasoning divided; I used McCormick Grillmates
  • 2 bay leaves
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 pound shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 green onions chopped

Equipment

  • 12" nonstick pan

Instructions

  • Heat olive oil over medium heat in large, nonstick skillet. Saute onion, celery, red pepper and andouille turkey sausage for 4-5 minutes or until veggies are mostly tender.
  • Add in rice, chicken broth, 1 tablespoon cajun seasoning, bay leaves, salt and pepper. Stir well and bring to boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer gently until rice is cooked. Stir after 10 minutes to ensure the rice isn't scorching the bottom of the pan. You may also have to add in an extra splash or two of chicken broth, depending how much liquid the rice is absorbing.
  • While rice is cooking, blot shrimp to remove any excess moisture. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and remaining cajun seasoning. Toss to coat.
  • Once rice is mostly cooked and nearly tender, stir in shrimp and cover to cook another 5 minutes to steam. Once shrimp is pink and opaque and the rice is fully cooked, remove from heat. Top with chopped green onion. Divide into four equal portions and serve hot.

Notes

The more accurate macros for 1 serving (1/4th) of this recipe are as follows: 445 calories, 12.6g F/47.9g C/33.7g P.

Nutrition

Calories: 627kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 363mg | Sodium: 2373mg | Potassium: 725mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1522IU | Vitamin C: 40mg | Calcium: 222mg | Iron: 5mg
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: shrimp

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