Lemon Herb Shrimp and Rice

5 from 10 votes

Try this Lemon Herb Shrimp and Rice recipe for a weeknight dish- it's a one pan meal that comes together quickly with a handful of ingredients

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This lemon herb shrimp and rice recipe is the perfect one pan weeknight meal. Easy to make with just a handful of ingredients, this seafood and rice dish is perfect for a tasty meal the whole family will enjoy. Full of veggies and delicious fresh flavors, this is a meal you’ll want to have on repeat

Close up of lemon herb shrimp stir fry served with rice

When you are running short on time, but still want to make a healthy, nutritious and filling meal then this could be your answer! Packed full of flavor and healthy ingredients, this is a great recipe to add into your weekly meal rotation!

Ingredients to make the recipe

How to make lemon herb shrimp & rice

marinate the shrimp

2 image collage showing the shrimp marinade before and after marinating

cook the rice and shrimp

6 image collage to show how to make the recipe in one pot

I love how quickly and easily this dish comes together! It’s a really great option on busy weeknights!

Close up shot of the lemon herb shrimp and rice with spoon inside bowl

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Finished shrimp and rice recipe garnished with lemon wedges in the pot

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Lemon Herb Shrimp and Rice

Try this Lemon Herb Shrimp and Rice recipe for a weeknight dish- it's a one pan meal that comes together quickly with a handful of ingredients
5 from 10 votes
Servings 6 servings
Course Main Course
Calories 259
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 4 garlic cloves minced divided
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped parsley divided
  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt divided
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper divided
  • 1 pound large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 large yellow onion finely chopped
  • 1 ½ cup long grain brown rice
  • 2 ¼ cups low-sodium vegetable broth


  • In a large bowl, stir together 2 tablespoons olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, 2 minced garlic cloves, 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley, ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon black pepper. Add shrimp and turn to coat in marinade. Cover and let sit at room temperature for 30-60 minutes.
  • Heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onions and garlic, and cook, stirring, until onion is translucent and garlic is fragrant, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in brown rice, remaining 1 teaspoon salt and remaining ¼ teaspoon black pepper.
  • Add vegetable stock and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 40 minutes, or until water is absorbed and rice is tender.
  • Working quickly, spoon the shrimp in a single layer on top of the cooked rice and replace the lid. Cook until the shrimp is cooked through and turns opaque in color, 5 more minutes.
  • Serve warm with lemon wedges.


Calories: 259kcal, Carbohydrates: 40g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Sodium: 612mg, Potassium: 222mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 2IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 24mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate. It will vary based on cooking method and specific ingredients used.

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  1. This is amazing. I made it today for dinner. Quick and soooooo delicious. Even my kids loved it. Next time I’ll serve it with risotto os alfredo pasta