Mexican Shrimp Pilaf

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Cook Time: 25 min.
Packaged Spanish rice mix and frozen corn make this a quick and easy one-pot meal.


  • 1 (6.8-ounce) package Spanish rice and vermicelli mix
  • 2 tablespoons margarine, melted
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 (14 1/2 -ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 3/4 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup zucchini, chopped
  • 1/2 cup frozen whole kernel corn, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons ripe olives, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons tortilla chips, crushed
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 tablespoons green onion, chopped
  • 1 jar picante sauce


  • Sauté rice in margarine in a large skillet until golden, stirring frequently.
  • Slowly add water, seasoning packet from rice, and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Cover; reduce heat to low and simmer 10 minutes.
  • Stir in shrimp, zucchini, corn and olives; cover and simmer 5 to 10 minutes or until shrimp are pink and rice is tender.
  • Transfer to serving bowl. Sprinkle with chips, cheese and onion. Serve with picante sauce.
Recipe courtesy of the National Fisheries Institute

Nutrition Facts

Calories 617
  Calories from Fat 123 (20%)
(21%)Total Fat 14g
(30%)Saturated Fat 6g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
(51%)Cholesterol 153mg
(88%)Sodium 2123mg
(9%)Potassium 314mg
Total Carbohydrate 93g
(19%)Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugars 7g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(63%)Protein 31g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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