Cilantro Lime Shrimp and Rice

Cilantro Lime Shrimp and Rice. Blackened shrimp served with a flavorful cilantro lime black bean rice. Super easy everything is made in one skillet!

Cilantro Lime Shrimp and Rice |

I love one skillet meals. They are so easy to throw together and means less cleanup. This Cilantro Lime Shrimp and Rice comes together in under 35 minutes!

This cilantro lime rice is loaded with black beans, fresh cilantro, lime zest and lime juice. The rice gets topped with spicy blackened shrimp and sauteed red bell pepper. It is so delcious and flavorful!

How to make this Cilantro Lime Shrimp and Rice

  • Start by making your Homemade Blackening Seasoning and tossing your shrimp in it.
  • Heat a large skillet with olive oil and saute shrimp until pink and firm, 3-4 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  • Add more oil and butter to the same skillet and add in the rice and garlic. Saute until golden brown them add in stock. Simmer until tender.
  • Once the rice is cooked add in lime zest, lime juice, fresh cilantro and black beans. Toss together with the shrimp and bell pepper and serve immediately!

Cilantro Lime Blackened Shrimp and Rice |

How to make your own Homemade Blackening Seasoning

Making your own blackening seasoning at home is so easy! All of the ingredients you should already have in your spice drawer. I made just enough seasoning for the recipe however you can always double or triple this recipe and store it in your pantry. Here is what you’ll need:

  • Paprika
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Oregano
  • Onion Powder
  • Garlic Powder
  • Salt + Pepper

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Cilantro Lime Shrimp and Rice

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Cilantro Lime Shrimp and Rice. Blackened shrimp served with a flavorful cilantro lime black bean rice. Super easy everything is made in one skillet!


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 small red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 15.5 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed

Blackening Seasoning

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Cilantro Lime Rice with Black Beans

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups basmati (or another long grain rice)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 lime zested
  • 1 cup cilantro chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste


Blackened Shrimp

  • Mix together the blackening seasoning in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Toss the shrimp in the seasoning.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet. 
  • Add in the bell pepper and saute for 3-4 minutes or until tender. Remove from the pan and set aside on a plate. 
  • Add in the shrimp to the same skillet and cook in two batches until firm and fully cooked, 3-4 minutes. Set aside with the bell peppers.

Cilantro Lime Rice with Black Beans

  • Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of butter in the same skillet that the shrimp were in.
  • Add in rice and saute until golden brown stirring frequently so it does not burn. 
  • Add in garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  • Pour in chicken stock and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer covered for 15 minutes or until all the liquid is absorbed and the rice is tender.
  • Add lime zest, lime juice, cilantro, black beans and the shrimp and bell peppers to the rice. Toss to combine and season with salt and pepper to taste. 

Recipe Notes

Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe adapted from Simply Recipes

Nutrition Facts
Cilantro Lime Shrimp and Rice
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 519 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 297mg99%
Sodium 1373mg60%
Potassium 394mg11%
Carbohydrates 64g21%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 1165IU23%
Vitamin C 33.7mg41%
Calcium 199mg20%
Iron 3.5mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cilantro Lime Shrimp and Rice



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  • Donnie

    This is probably the fanciest lunch i’ve ever cooked and the hardest part was not eating the seasoned shrimp while the rice was cooking lol. I’m going to be making this again.

  • Nathan

    Hi Donnie,

    I’m so glad you tried and enjoyed this recipe! Thank you for commenting!


  • Brenda

    Can you put the rice in after. I have a rice cooker and will make the rice separately.

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