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Cajun Shrimp and Rice Skillet

This Cajun skillet needs to be on your menu for the week. Trust me on this one. It is full of flavors that are so rich and comforting.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Sara


  • 1 Tbls olive oil
  • 1 cup Onion diced
  • 2 stalks Celery Chopped
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper diced
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 lb Boudin Sausage
  • 2 Tbls Tomato Paste
  • 1 cup White Rice uncooked
  • 2 cups Chicken Broth
  • 1 lb Shrimp raw, deveined
  • 2 Tbls Cajun Seasoning or Easy Chicken Spice Rub
  • 2 Tbls Parsley chopped (for topping)


  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat and add in the onion, celery and bell peppers. Cook until tender and slightly caramelized (5-7 minutes)
  • Next add in the sausage and garlic (I removed the casing, it's up to your preference) and let cook down for another 2-3 minutes
  • Add in the tomato paste and 1 Tbls of the seasoning and stir it all together
  • Then add in the rice and the broth, stir again and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer and cover (I used a sheet pan to cover mine if you don't have a large enough lid) leave covered for 15 minutes
  • After the 15 minutes, stir in the raw shrimp and cover again for another 10 minutes or until rice has absorbed the liquid and the shrimp are fully cooked
  • Season with more of the cajun seasoning to taste (it depends on the brand you use) if you use one without salt, you will need to salt to taste as well
  • Top with chopped parsley