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indian spiced rice with shrimp and peas


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  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. grated fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp. curry powder
  • 1 cup long grain white rice
  • 1 lb medium peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 1 cup frozen peas thawed
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • lemon wedges for serving


Level of difficulty Easy
Cost Average budget


Step 1

heat oil in large skillet over medium heat add onion season with 1/4 tsp salt and pepper and cook covered stirring until tender 6 to 8 minutes add garlic and ginger cook 2 minutes add curry powder cook stirring 1 minute

Step 2

add rice and stir to coat in onion mix. stir in 2 cups of water and bring to a boil. reduce heat and simmer covered for 15 minutes

Step 3

fold the shrimp and peas into the partially cooked rice and cook covered until shrimp is opaque throughout and rice is tender 4 to 5 minutes more

Step 4

remove from heat fold in cilantro serve with lemon if desired


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