Cilantro Lime Shrimp and Rice

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

  1. Mix together the blackening seasoning in a small bowl and set aside.

  2. Toss the shrimp in the seasoning.

  3. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet. 

  4. Add in the bell pepper and saute for 3-4 minutes or until tender. Remove from the pan and set aside on a plate. 

  5. 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

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of butter in the same skillet that the shrimp were in.

  2. Add in rice and saute until golden brown stirring frequently so it does not burn. 

  3. Add in garlic and cook for 1 minute.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cilantro Lime Shrimp and Rice