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Greek Shrimp Rice Salad Recipe

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You’ll love the flavor of this Greek Shrimp Rice Salad Recipe. The rice paired with the shrimp creates the perfect hearty texture and taste. Salad recipes like this are the best!

The next time you want a fast dinner recipe to fill you up, focus on this simple recipe. It’s so fun to make – and tastes so good!

Who knew that rice and shrimp were made for each other? You can make this dish for family and friends or have it as a quick, easy weeknight meal.

Greek Shrimp Rice Salad Recipe

My boys are all about adding rice to recipes. I’m amazed at how much they love rice, and it must be true because they always ask for it!

I’m fine with adding the shrimp because it’s a great protein – and I’m a shrimp fan. I also love the Greek flavoring, too!

It’s time to get out of the mindset that salads must only be a bed of lettuce. This easy shrimp salad recipe proves otherwise!

How do I know when the shrimp is fully cooked?

Cooking shrimp can be tricky, but with the proper technique, you can quickly determine when your shrimp is fully cooked. The key is to keep an eye on your shrimp as it cooks.

When you first put your shrimp in the pan, they will start translucent or grayish-pink, depending on their shell color. As they cook, they will start turning pink and begin to curl.

They’re done once the shrimp have curled and turned pink around.

Alternatively, you can also use a thermometer to check the internal temperature.

Fully cooked shrimp should reach a temperature of 145°F. Always properly cook your shrimp to avoid any risk of foodborne illness.

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Reminder, not all ingredients in the Shrimp and Rice Salad Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for

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Make it a Meal:

If you want to stop stressing over meals, it’s time to give meal planning a try! You’ll love how simple and easy it can be!

Vegetable Side: Creamy Ginger Carrot Soup Recipe

Starch Side: Parmesan Steak Fries with Ranch

Refreshing Drink: Paloma Mocktail Recipe

Don’t forget Dessert: Blueberry Cream Cheese Cupcakes Recipe

Best Salad Recipes:

Once you make this Simple Shrimp Salad Recipe, prepare your mind for more. There are so many fun ways to make a salad – here are some great recipes to start with!

This Red White and Blue Cheesecake Salad Recipe is perfect for dessert!

I love making this Raspberry Chicken Salad Recipe for a fast and easy dinner.

This Creamy Grape Salad is one of the best options for a light dessert.

The flavors of this Pesto Pasta Salad are out of this world!

Frito Corn Salad is so fast and straightforward to make!

If you want a fun flavor, try this Strawberry Salad Recipe!

My family loves when I make any of these Macaroni Salad Recipes!

How do I reheat rice?

Leftover rice can be hard to reheat correctly, but with a few simple tips, you can have deliciously fluffy rice quickly.

One way to reheat rice is by using the microwave. Add water to the rice, cover the dish with a damp paper towel, and microwave on high for one to two minutes.

Another option is to use a pan on the stove. Heat oil or butter to the pan, and then add the rice. Stir occasionally until it’s heated through.

Whatever method you choose, ensure the rice reaches an internal temperature of 165°F to ensure it’s safe to eat.

With these tips, you’ll never have to settle for clumpy, dry rice again.

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Greek Shrimp Rice Salad Recipe

Greek Shrimp Rice Salad Recipe

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This Greek Shrimp Rice Salad Recipe is the perfect weeknight dinner.

Ingredients

  • About
  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • ⅓ cup cucumber
  • ⅓ cup tomato
  • ⅓ cup red bell pepper
  • ½ cup baby spinach
  • ½ cup fresh parsley
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp dry dill
  • Salt/pepper
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Feta cheese- crumbled

Instructions

  1. Cook the rice according to the directions on the package.
  2. Cut the tomato, cucumber, bell pepper, spinach, and parsley.
  3. Heat olive oil in a skillet and then add the shrimp plus 1/4 tso of the dry dill and salt and pepper. Cook for 3-5 minutes until the shrimp is pink and cooked.
  4. In a bowl, combine the shrimp, cooked rice, and chopped veggies.
  5. Top with lemon juice, 1/4 tsp of dry dill, and feta cheese. Toss.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 247Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 220mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 5g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 7/20/2023

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