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Spicy Shrimp Rice

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Spicy Shrimp Rice has a lot of variations and I make it the way my mum makes it. It’s a really simple and delicious Indian dish which uses a variety of spices bringing out a lovely blend of flavors.

Shrimps are really easy to cook and this dish makes for a quick and fuss-free meal. It is usually made with ‘Basmati rice’ as it has its own unique flavor, but normal plain white rice will also do.

Spicy Shrimp Rice

Ingredients

  • Shrimp - 1 lb.
  • Basmati Rice or Plain white Rice - 2 cups
  • Onion - 1 chopped
  • Pepper corn - 3 - 4
  • Cloves - 1 - 2
  • Bay Leaves (optional) - 2
  • Red Chili Powder - 2 - 3 tbsp
  • Turmeric - 1/4 Tsp
  • Garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Lemon - 1 tbsp
  • Water - 3 cups
  • Coconut Milk (optional) - 1 cup
  • Cashews (optional) - 1/4 cup
  • Salt to Taste

Instructions

  1. Wash and Soak the rice in water for about half an hour.
  2. Peel and clean the shrimp well. Marinate it with red chili powder, turmeric, garlic paste, and salt and keep it aside. (You can marinate it anywhere from 1/2 hour to 2 hours.)
  3. Bring 3 cups of water to boil. At the same time, put some oil in a big pan and add the cloves, pepper and bay leaves to hot oil. Then add the chopped onions and fry it till it becomes golden brown. You can add cashews (optional) once the onion is done and then add the marinated shrimp. Sauté the shrimp with the onion for about 2 minutes after which you are ready to add the soaked rice. Give it a quick mix but don't over stir it as it may cause the rice to break. 
  4. Keep the flame on medium to high heat. Once it comes to a slight boil, add 1 cup coconut milk and lower the heat. Cover it and let it simmer. Note that if you are not putting coconut milk, then simply increase the quantity of water from 3 cups to 4 cups.
  5. Switch off the heat once the rice is done. Some people worry that the shrimp may get overcooked but since the flame is on low to medium heat, it doesn't happen.
  6. Garnish with chopped cilantro and a lemon wedge on the side. Some people also like to garnish with freshly grated coconut. (I also added extra fried onions on top for added flavor but this is a completely optional step)
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P.S.: As usual, you can adjust the level of heat as per your liking. 🙂

 

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38 Comments

  • Lynz Real Cooking

    July 29, 2015

    YUMM!

  • Hannah

    July 29, 2015

    Yummzza! 😛

  • Lina

    July 29, 2015

    Looks too delicious…will try it:)

  • Lina

    July 29, 2015

    *sounds…I’m so used to typing looks..XD

    • Smiling Notes

      July 29, 2015

      Thank you so much Lina.. It was indeed yummy 🙂

  • themissshweta

    July 29, 2015

    This looks so yummy!! I must say the presentation is so good.. Very pro ?

    • Smiling Notes

      July 29, 2015

      Ahh..such a sweet compliment Shweta…love you dearie. Btw..I’m far for being a pro hahaa but you just made my day 😀 *hugs*

  • oh_fernweh

    July 29, 2015

    Yum yum!!

  • Freda @ Aromatic essence

    July 29, 2015

    That looks yummy 🙂 love shrimps 🙂

    • Smiling Notes

      July 29, 2015

      Thank you Freda..I love me some shrimps too 😉

  • It's All About Food

    July 30, 2015

    Woah

  • Love Served Daily

    July 30, 2015

    Delicious

  • theuglyducklingslife

    July 31, 2015

    That looks so temptingly delicious .!

    • Smiling Notes

      July 31, 2015

      Thank you so much Janice 🙂

      • theuglyducklingslife

        July 31, 2015

        Anytime. You’re amazing cook and always great at presentation. I love your posts. =)

  • Snapshotsincursive

    July 31, 2015

    Shrimp is divine in all forms and recipes! ?

  • eatingwellnyc

    August 1, 2015

    Looks great! That platter full of it is making me hungry.

  • Shiva Acharya

    August 9, 2015

    This looks really delicious. And shrimps are my favorite. Planning to prepare Spicy Shrimp Rice soon. Thanks for this yummy blog post. 🙂

    • Smiling Notes

      August 9, 2015

      Thank you so much..if you try do let me know whether you like it ?

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  • Lina

    August 15, 2015

    https://lins239.wordpress.com/2015/08/15/the-recipe-challenge-week-2/,
    I have nominated you:) Would be lovely if you could take part!

    • Smiling Notes

      August 15, 2015

      Thank you so much!! Would love to take part in it!!

      • Lina

        August 15, 2015

        Thank you:)

  • Quinn Caudill

    September 27, 2015

    This spicy shrimp rice looks very tasty. Love the exotic flavors. Thanks for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday link party. Please join us again next week and invite your friends to come along.

    • Smiling Notes

      September 28, 2015

      Thank you so much for your kind words. I will surely join next week and share it on social media also so that more people can join in the fun!! Thanks for hosting the link party!!

  • Chef Devaux

    November 28, 2015

    What a beautiful picture, so colorful. And the spicy shrimp rice recipe is such a healthy and delicious idea. Yummy.

    • Smiling Notes

      November 28, 2015

      Thank you so much..glad you liked it!! It’s indeed delicious!! ?

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