Spicy Indian Shrimp

With a delicious blend of tomato, spices, shrimp and Success® Basmati Rice, this Spicy Indian Shrimp dish is bursting with flavor and sure to impress.

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Spicy Indian Shrimp

Cooking time
PREP TIME 15 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 15 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 30 mins


  • 2 bags Success® Basmati Rice
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 fresh tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, minced (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves


  • Tonight, take your taste buds on an adventure to India! This easy Spicy Indian Shrimp dish is cooked in a sauce made from chopped tomato and spices and served over a bed of fluffy Success® Basmati Rice.

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook until golden, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes. Stir in chopped tomato and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in garlic, jalapeño, if using, garam masala, turmeric and salt.

    Step 3

  • Reduce heat to medium-low, add shrimp and cook, stirring, until the shrimp are bright pink and cooked through, about 8 minutes. Add a small amount of water if mixture becomes too dry. Stir in cilantro. Serve over rice.

Simply Spicy

If you’re new to making Indian food, this has got to be one of the simplest recipes to try. Not to mention, it takes just 30 minutes to pull everything together from prep to plate.

Using Success® Boil-In-Bag Basmati Rice makes a successful dinner easy and cuts down significantly on the cook time!

Cooking Up Flavor

To make this dish a success, prep all of your ingredients before starting. While your rice is cooking, start sautéing the onions in a skillet. Once the onions are translucent, add in the chopped tomato. Feel free to add a dash of salt and squish the tomato with the spatula to help it release its juice and cook down.

After two minutes, add in the spices and blend well. At this point, it’s important to turn the heat down to medium-low because shrimp cook quickly over high heat. If you notice that the pan is beginning to dry out, add a small amount of water to keep the ingredients moist.

Cilantro is a fresh herb that pairs excellently with Indian dishes with garam masala, garlic or turmeric. It can also stand alone as a delicious and powerful herb in this Cilantro Lime Rice dish. If you find you’re not a fan, simply omit it or replace it with parsley.

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