Craving something fresh this time of year? Try this Cilantro-Lime Shrimp with Black Bean Jasmine Rice - a delicious, easy recipe! I cooked the shrimp in olive oil with minced garlic and then coated it with fresh lime juice and cilantro – YUM! The shrimp is then nestled on top of cilantro-lime black bean rice.
What's great about this cilantro lime shrimp is that prep takes only 10 minutes, then you cook everything in one pan (about 30 minutes total) and just wait until the rice is done. Very easy and good looking dinner!
It's Summer, and I really crave simple, light recipes that are perfect to eat in the hot weather. This cilantro lime shrimp and rice with black beans is perfect for warm Summer nights.
Ingredients for cilantro lime shrimp and rice:
1 pound raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
4 garlic cloves, minced
red pepper flakes
chicken broth or vegetable broth
uncooked Jasmine rice
- Use large raw shrimp, not small kind. Also, do not use pre-cooked small shrimp. When you use large raw shrimp and cook it with spices, you get so many more juices and so much more flavor!
- With raw shrimp, make sure it's peeled and deveined.
- Do not use pre-cooked rice. Use rice, such as jasmine rice, that takes about 15-20 minutes to cook. This way, the rice has time to absorb all the flavors.
- Use freshly squeezed lime juice - it's not as acidic and has much richer flavor.
How to make cilantro lime shrimp and rice:
First, cook raw shrimp, sprinkled with ¼ teaspoon of salt and ½ teaspoon of red pepper flakes, and minced garlic in a large skillet on medium heat, stirring once or twice, on medium heat, about 3-4 minutes total, until pink in color. Remove shrimp from the skillet to a plate.
To the same (now empty) skillet, add chicken broth, water, uncooked rice, and ¼ teaspoon salt.
Bring to boil. Mix everything well. Reduce the heat to low boil simmer. Cover the skillet with the lid. Simmer for 15-20 minutes, covered, until the rice is cooked through.
Mix in the lime juice, rinsed and drained black beans, and fresh cilantro into the cooked rice.
Mix to combine:
Add extra lime juice (about 1 tablespoon) and extra chopped fresh cilantro to the plate with shrimp, mix to coat shrimp with lime juice and cilantro. Add the cilantro lime shrimp to the skillet with rice and gently reheat.
More delicious cilantro lime shrimp recipes:
Now that you enjoyed this shrimp and rice recipe, why not try, say, cilantro lime pasta with shrimp? It's so refreshingly delicious - it will bring Summer to your table! Or, if you want plain shrimp with cilantro lime flavors, make this cilantro lime honey garlic shrimp that makes a great Summer appetizer.
Cilantro-Lime Black Bean Shrimp and Rice (30-Minute, One-Pan Meal)
Cilantro Lime Shrimp
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 pound shrimp , raw, peeled and deveined
- 4 garlic cloves , minced
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
Cilantro Lime and Black Bean Rice
- 2 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth
- 1 cup Jasmine rice uncooked or use any rice that says on the package that it takes 15 minutes to cook it
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons lime juice freshly squeezed + extra
- 15 oz black beans from the can, rinsed, drained
- ½ cup fresh cilantro chopped + extra
Cooking Cilantro Lime Shrimp
- Heat large skillet until hot on medium heat. Add olive oil - it should run easily but not sizzle or burn. Add shrimp and minced garlic to the skillet, making sure it doesn't crowd, sprinkle ¼ teaspoon of salt and ½ teaspoon of red pepper flakes over shrimp. Cook shrimp, stirring once or twice, on medium heat, about 3-4 minutes total, until pink in color.
- Remove shrimp from the skillet to a plate.
Making Cilantro Lime and Black Bean Rice
- To the same (now empty) skillet, add chicken broth, uncooked rice, and ¼ teaspoon salt. Bring to boil. Mix everything well. Reduce the heat to low boil simmer. Cover the skillet with the lid. Simmer for 15-20 minutes, covered, until the rice is cooked through. You might need to add ½ cup of water if your rice is not completely cooked through.
- Mix in the lime juice, rinsed and drained black beans (from the can), and fresh cilantro into the cooked rice.
- Add extra lime juice (about 1 tablespoon) and extra chopped fresh cilantro to the plate with shrimp, mix to coat shrimp with lime juice and cilantro. Add the shrimp to the skillet with rice and gently reheat.
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We are not shrimp eaters but would like to try this with chicken. Have you done this?
Lillian, chicken would definitely work great!
I have a very similar recipe with bone-in skin-on chicken thighs:
Or, you can use sliced chicken and do it similarly to this recipe:
Is it possible to make this without the cilantro
Kelly, yes you can make this without cilantro! Lime juice will add flavor regardless. You can also try fresh thyme or fresh basil instead - if you like it!