Chimichurri Shrimp and Rice

In this recipe, shrimp is paired with Success® White Rice and chimichurri, an Argentinian herb sauce that’s fresh and zesty, for a perfect special occasion meal!

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Cooking time
PREP TIME 15 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 15 mins
Servings
SERVES 4
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 bags Success® White Rice
  • 1 cup packed parsley leaves
  • 1/3 cup packed fresh cilantro leaves
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 red chili pepper
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 lb raw medium shrimp, peeled and deveined (tail on)

Instructions

  • For a flavorful spring dish, this is hard to beat! Packed with herbs and shrimp, this fresh, tasty dinner is a winner that’s perfect for special occasions or any night when you want a delicious dish with Success® White Rice in record time.

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions. Preheat grill pan or barbecue to medium high heat.

    Step 2

  • Meanwhile, in a food processor, pulse parsley, cilantro, olive oil, garlic, red wine vinegar, chili pepper, salt and pepper until combined; stir in shallot.

    Step 3

  • Toss shrimp with half of the chimichurri. Cook shrimp on greased, preheated grill pan or barbecue for 2 to 3 minutes per side or until pink and coated through.

    Step 4

  • Serve cooked shrimp over rice. Drizzle remaining chimichurri over top.

    Recipe Tip

    Play around with flavor by adding your favorite herbs to the chimichurri. Try using basil, mint, fresh oregano or green onion.

Argentinian Inspiration!

If sunny days make you crave bright, fresh dinners bursting with herbs, this is the dish for you! Quick-cooking, it boasts a delicious homemade chimichurri sauce made from parsley, cilantro, garlic, red chili pepper, olive oil and red wine vinegar. This delicious, uncooked sauce is a favorite in Argentina and Uruguay, where it’s traditionally served with beef. We think it’s so good that you’ll want to serve it with every protein you can find!

Whip this up for a weeknight dinner or make it for guests. It’s not only beautiful to look at, it’s also easy to prepare. Make the sauce ahead of time and store it in the fridge until it’s time for dinner. Any leftover sauce can be used within a few days, on beef, chicken or fish.

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