Chimichurri Shrimp With Cilantro Lime Rice

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"I received this in our local Fred Meyer sounds yummy."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (229.1 g)
  • Calories 335.9
  • Total Fat - 16.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 171.8 mg
  • Sodium - 1075.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 27 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.4 g
  • Sugars - 0.9 g
  • Protein - 20.1 g
  • Calcium - 114.2 mg
  • Iron - 1.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 22.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Mix together first 6 ingredients, creating a chimichurri sauce.

Step 2

Toss half of sauce with the shrimp and set half aside.

Step 3

Thread the shrimp onto skewers and grill for 2-3 minutes per side, or until shrimp turn pearly and opaque (safe internal temperature 145°F).

Step 4

For the cilantro lime rice, combine the chicken stock, garlic, salt and rice in a medium-sized pot.

Step 5

Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce to a simmer.

Step 6

Cover and simmer 20 minutes or until all liquid has been absorbed.

Step 7

Stir in the cilantro, lime juice, zest and red pepper.

Step 8

Top the cilantro lime rice with the cooked shrimp and finish with a drizzle of the remaining half of the chimichurri sauce. Serve immediately, refrigerating any leftovers.

Tips & Variations

  • Skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes



We really enjoyed this recipe. The rice was great but the amount were off to us. The chimichurri sauce was delicious but the garlic is pretty spicy and might burn your mouth. The shrimp went great with all of it.

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(17 May 2022)


This is one delicious dish! I had to make two changes. I used cooked shrimp and warmed with the sauce and jarred red peppers. Wonderful flavours, textures and colours. Will see repeats here for sure. Thank you for sharing Teresa! Made for Billboard Recipe Tag.

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(14 May 2022)


Another wonderful recipe. The hubby & I both enjoyed this very much. It was full of great flavors and had nice textures. The shrimp and rice complimented each other perfectly. Thanks for sharing a recipe we will enjoy again. Made for Went to Market tag game.

review by:
(16 Apr 2017)


Tasty! I had left-over, cooked shrimp from the football game, so instead of skewering them, I just warmed them up in a pan with the sauce. Mighty fine! and easy! Made for your football win January 2017

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(10 Jan 2017)

Daily Inspiration

We really enjoyed this chimichurri shrimp and rice. We used some colossal-size shrimp and they made a beautiful presentation with the vibrant color of the parsley. The only change I made was to sub lime juice for the vinegar. Next time, I might use less garlic as it was a little overwhelming but still very delicious.

(9 Nov 2016)