Texas Pesto Shrimp Over Rice

If you like shrimp recipes, you’ll love this Texas Pesto Shrimp Over Rice. Ready in just 30 minutes, it’s the perfect meal for lunch or dinner.

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Texas Pesto Shrimp Over Rice

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


  • 2 bags Success® White Rice
  • 1 1/2 lbs large fresh shrimp, unpeeled
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 3 green onion, cut in thirds
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 jalapeño pepper, unseeded
  • 1/2 tomato
  • 2 Tbsps pine nuts, toasted
  • 3 Tbsps fresh lemon juice (about 1 lemon)
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, divided


  • For a shrimp recipe that’s but simple and delicious, this Texas Pesto Shrimp Over Rice is a great option.

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions; keep warm.

    Step 2

  • Peel shrimp; devein, if desired. Set aside.

    Step 3

  • Process cilantro, next 9 ingredients, and 3 tablespoons olive oil in a food processor until smooth.

    Step 4

  • Sauté shrimp in remaining 1 tablespoon hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 3 to 4 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink. Pour cilantro mixture over shrimp, stirring well. Serve shrimp mixture over hot cooked rice