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cajun shrimp in a skillet

15 Minute Cajun Shrimp Scampi With Cauliflower Rice

Cajun Shrimp Scampi with a spicy and rich cream sauce, served over healthy cauliflower rice. This is a quick and easy dinner recipe with just the right amount of kick!
5 from 6 votes
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Gluten-free, Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people


For cauliflower rice

  • 3 cups cauliflower rice plain
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic pressed with a garlic press
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon basil

For shrimp

  • 1 pound shrimp
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic pressed with a garlic press
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • 1 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest


  • Heat a medium skillet over medium heat. Add cauliflower rice, butter, onion, and garlic. Sauté 5 minutes, until onion is tender and rice is beginning to brown, then add paprika, cayenne pepper, oregano, and basil. Toss well.
  • Rub the raw shrimp with Cajun seasoning, salt, and pepper.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add olive oil. When the oil is hot, add shrimp and cook 2-3 minutes until just seared. Remove from pan.
  • Add the garlic, sauté for 1 minute then stir in the butter. Pour white wine, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Simmer until slightly thickened.
  • Turn off the heat and add the shrimp back into the sauce. Simmer until shrimp is opaque but not rubbery. Be careful not to overcook your shrimp.
  • To serve, spoon the shrimp and sauce over the cauliflower rice.


Both Bird's Eye and Green Giant have good frozen cauliflower rice. You can also make your own, but that is more work than I want to expend.
It would be perfectly fine to use regular rice instead of cauliflower rice. If you're doing so, sauté 1 cup of uncooked rice in the spices as instructed in step one, then once the rice is toasted, add 2 cups of chicken broth to the pan and proceed with the package directions.
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