This summery one-skillet meal starts on the stovetop, where yellow squash and shallots get a quick sauté, then rice is added and the dish transferred to the oven and the pilaf cooks—hands-off, no stirring needed. Shrimp are nestled on top and everything bakes a few minutes more. At the table, a store-bought pesto sauce is drizzled on top for a simple yet rich-tasting boost of flavor. 

Martha Stewart Living, June 2022


Credit: Johnny Miller

Recipe Summary

20 mins
50 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in an ovenproof straight-sided skillet over medium-high. Add shallot; cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent, 2 to 3 minutes. Add squash, season with salt and pepper, and cook until beginning to soften, 1 to 2 minutes.

  • Add wine; cook, stirring, until mostly evaporated, about 2 minutes. Stir in rice, 2 1/2 cups water, and 1 teaspoon salt. Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, then cover and transfer to oven. Bake 25 minutes.

  • Season shrimp and nestle into skillet. Cover, return to oven, and bake until shrimp are opaque and rice has absorbed liquid, 5 to 6 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes, then fluff with a fork. In a small bowl, whisk together pesto, lemon juice, and remaining 1 tablespoon oil; drizzle over shrimp and rice. Serve with basil and lemon wedges.