Cilantro-Lime Black Bean Shrimp and Rice – easy, light dinner, with so much flavor! Prep takes only 10 minutes, you cook everything in one pan (about 30 minutes total), and the cleanup is really minimal (only one pan to clean!)
It’s Summer, and I really crave simple, light recipes that are perfect to eat in the hot weather. This shrimp + rice dish is perfect for warm Summer nights.
I used large raw shrimp, peeled and deveined. The shrimp is cooked in olive oil with minced garlic and then coated with fresh lime juice and cilantro – YUM! It is then nestled on top of cilantro-lime black bean rice.
Here is how to cook this shrimp rice: First, cook raw shrimp, sprinkled with 1/4 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 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 1/4 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 shrimp to the skillet with rice and gently reheat.