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Under 30 Minutes

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
Lemon Shrimp with Rice

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.

Reviews (15)

  • 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.

  • dinomom 6 Nov, 2008

    The shrimp were delicious. Maybe I used too sweet of a wine or a too big lemon because the rice had an odd taste. I might make it again with chicken broth.

  • allisonburgueno 29 Oct, 2008

    Use brown jasmine or basmati, cook it plain, use your rice cooker, then "stir-fry" shrimp in wok oil, add garlic, wine, red-pepper flakes, season with salt and pepper. Toss in rice, shake it up until mixed, put in bowl, squeeze lemon, stir to mix, add parsley. YUM.

  • corknut 22 Oct, 2008

    This recipe is a keeper! We loved it and will have it again. (Rice was a little sticky, but I don't mind sticky rice.) I used a 2 1/2 qt. corning-ware dish with lid and had no boil over. I used a small lemon and it was just right. A large lemon would of been too much.

  • imween 15 Oct, 2008

    We loved this recipe and so did out 1 and 2 year olds. I would keep and eye on the red pepper though. Our turned out a little spicy.

  • nolamom 9 Oct, 2008

    Blech. NOT good. Rice was VERY sticky (and boiled over in my microwave, thanks to the recommended shallow dish). Shrimp themselves were not well seasoned and the whole dish was too lemon-y and in an odd way. I very rarely rate recipes poorly because usually I have some ideas on how to tweak them to be more to my liking, but not the case with this one. Skip and try some of the chicken recipes from this issue -- they are divine!

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