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Chili-Lime Shrimp with Rice

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Fast and easy meals are a necessity for my family!  There are many nights I only have half an hour to get dinner on the table before rushing off to Scout meetings or sports.  This recipe for Chili-Lime Shrimp over Rice, made with the reformulated I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!, is perfect for those busy nights.

Chili Lime Shrimp with Rice

The original recipe was for Chili-Lime Shrimp Over Quinoa, but my husband won’t eat quinoa, so I changed the recipe to use rice instead.  The meal is ready in about 30 minutes, and I made a quick salad while the rice cooked for a complete quick and easy meal.  I usually just serve rice plain, but adding the I Can’t Believe Its Not Butter Spread! to the rice along with some cilantro was a big hit with my family.  It adds a delicate flavor to the rice, and makes it taste much richer.

Chili Lime Shrimp with Rice

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Yield: 4

Chili-Lime Shrimp over Rice

Chili-Lime Shrimp over Rice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 cup rice
  • 3 Tbsp. butter or oil, divided
  • 1/4 cup lime juice, divided
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 lb. peeled and deveined uncooked extra large shrimp, (about 16 to 20)
  • 3 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro leaves, divided


  1. Cook the rice according to package directions.
  2. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons lime juice and chili powder and cook until bubbly.
  4. Stir in shrimp and cook, turning once, until pink, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in 1 tablespoon of the cilantro.
  5. Stir remaining 1 tablespoon Spread, 2 tablespoons cilantro and 2 tablespoons lime juice into hot cooked rice.
  6. Arrange rice on a platter. Top with shrimp; drizzle any sauce remaining in skillet over shrimp.


Nutrition facts are estimates.

Nutrition Information:



Amount Per Serving: Calories: 367Saturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 309mgSodium: 972mgCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 26g

Chili-Lime Shrimp with Rice

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By on November 23rd, 2014

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