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 Easter meal!

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Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 10 mins
Servings
SERVES 4
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 20 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 bags Success® White Rice
  • 1 cup packed parsley leaves
  • 1/3 cup packed fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 red chili pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 shallot, finely diced
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 lb raw 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 in record time.

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions.

    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. Set aside.

    Step 3

  • Toss shrimp with half the of the chimichurri in a medium bowl. Heat oil in a grill pan over medium-high heat. Cook shrimp for 2-3 minutes per side, or until pink and cooked 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 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.