Southern-Style Creamy Shrimp Over Rice

Southern-Style Creamy Shrimp Over Rice

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based on 25 reviews
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10 min.
25 min.
6 servings

Southern-Style Creamy Shrimp Over Rice is easy to prepare and great for family gatherings or potlucks.


  • 6 cups cooked white rice, kept warm
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 pkg. (16 oz.) frozen peeled, cooked shrimp, thawed
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 3/4 teaspoon OLD BAY Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce or to taste (optional)
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MELT butter in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add celery, green pepper, onion, and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in flour. Gradually stir in evaporated milk, water and tomato paste. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture just comes to a boil. Cook an additional 1 to 2 minutes or until mixture slightly thickens. Stir in shrimp, parsley, seasoning, salt and hot pepper sauce. Cook until heated through.

SERVE over rice.

NOTE:If a spicier dish is desired, substitute Creole seasoning for the OLD BAY Seasoning.

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Quick and full of flavor

Get your shrimp fix with this easy to prepare and family-pleasing meal. All in one pot (with rice on the side). Didn't have tomato paste, substituted tomato sauce for paste & water. Also substituted our favorite seasonings for parsley, Old Bay and salt. Sprinkled tobasco on adult portions. Mmmmm! Will definetly make this one again and again.

- Christina Woody from Lake In The Hills, IL

Simple and Great

We loved this recipe. Living on the gulf coast, I used fresh peeled and deveined shrimp instead of the frozen. I cooked them in a pan with a little olive oil and cayenne. I also substituted cayenne for the old bay as others suggested and used fat free evaporated milk. I will definately make this many more times.


Very Flavorful and Easy!!

This meal has a lot of flavor. It is very easy and quick!! I enjoyed it very much!! I will make this agian.

- jaclyn monday from APO, AE


This was very good. My family loved it. I used angel hair pasta instead of rice. My husband will not touch it if there is rice in it. The next time I will use a heavier noodle like linguine.

- Cynthia Kirk from BEAR, DE

creamy shrimp

I liked this recipe but there was to much parsley. I'll make it again but use cilantro and I'm going to try chicken broth instead of water. It also could have used some extra tomato paste. My 13 yr old daughter loved it.

- Rose Jeffries from BADEN, PA

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/6 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 6

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 500
  • Calories from Fat: 120
  • Total Fat: 13g (20% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 8g (39% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 190mg (63% of DV)
  • Sodium: 510mg (21% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 68g (23% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g (7% of DV)
  • Sugars: 8g
  • Protein: 26g
  • Vitamin A: 15% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 35% of DV
  • Calcium: 20% of DV
  • Iron: 35% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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