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Lemon Shrimp with Rice


This delicious and fuss-free recipe requires only 10 minutes of prep and requires only one dish, making cleanup a breeze.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, October 2008


  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 1 cup dry white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 lemon, cut into 8 wedges and seeded
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


  1. In a shallow 2-quart microwave-safe dish with a lid, combine rice, wine, oil, garlic, red-pepper flakes, and 2 cups water; season with salt and pepper.

  2. Cover, and microwave on high until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, 20 minutes, stirring twice during cooking.

  3. Stir in shrimp and lemon wedges; cover, and microwave 3 minutes more. Let stand, covered, until shrimp are opaque throughout, 2 minutes. Stir in parsley; serve immediately.

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  • off2jamaica
    6 APR, 2010
    I did in on the stove top and changed it a bit since I didn't have some of the items on hand. I used half chicken broth half wine and I used tarragon instead of parsley and orange instead of lemon. It turned out quite well.
  • kgibson9
    6 APR, 2010
    wait i just read allison's comment! thanks for the idea!
  • kgibson9
    6 APR, 2010
    any suggestions on using a rice cooker instead? and i would rather saute the shrimp also. ..
  • PatGH
    6 APR, 2010
    I cannot believe there is a recipe on Martha's website that tells you to microwave shrimp! That is horrible! It takes 5 minutes to saute shrimp and who would microwave it? WOW, unbelievable.
  • ptownfan
    16 FEB, 2010
    I think Allison (comment 7) nailed the tweaks this dish needs next time. Great flavors... just needs a bit more finish to be wonderful. While very easy, the microwave technique produced sticky rice. I used jumbo prawns... if I'd used smaller shrimp, I think they would have been quite overdone. I used crushed red pepper. It includes seeds. It was a bit spicy... i think I'll dial it back to 1/8 tsp next time.
  • mistyn
    4 FEB, 2010
    ditto on the nutrition facts!!!!
  • Mtgqueen
    4 FEB, 2010
    1 cup of wine and 2 cups of water! They seems alot for only 1 cup of rice.
  • smd1227
    13 JAN, 2010
    I know it's a little more work, but I cleaned the shrimp and boiled down the shells to make a little shrimp stock. I then added that to chicken stock to cook the rice. I also added some saffron to kick up the flavor a little bit. If you don't have saffron, throw in a bay leaf or some thyme. This really enhanced the flavor of the dish. Next time, I'll make it on the stove instead of the microwave.
  • jerrellheadred
    7 JAN, 2010
    I really wish they would include nutrition facts with all their recipes. *Sigh*
  • pipet
    20 MAY, 2009
    To those who have "blah" shrimp: if you are using frozen shrimp when you defrost make sure to salt them a little and sprinkle some lemon juice on them. It gives a dash of flavor and eliminates any fishiness.