Cajun-Style Rice Pilaf

Cajun-Style Rice Pilaf Bring the spirit of Bourbon Street to your gathering with this modern take on a rice pilaf with Italian sausage and shrimp!


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 15 mins

    COOK : 1 hr 5 mins

    TOTAL : 1 hr 20 mins

    SERVING : 4

    YIELD : 4 servings

  • Boil sausage in 1/4 cup water for 5 minutes. While the sausage is boiling, remove the shells from the shrimp. Put shells and tails in 2 cups of water. Bring shrimp water to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes.

  • Grill the sausage links for about 5 minutes or until they are completely cooked through. Brush the shrimp with 1/2 tablespoon oil and grill about 2 minutes per side. Pull off and set aside.

  • Heat a medium pot on medium high heat and add vegetable oil, onions, and red pepper. Saute for 3 to 4 minutes or until the onions are translucent. Add Cajun seasoning and rice; cook and stir for 1 minute. Add the Syrah Rose, stir for a few seconds, and strain the shrimp stock into the pot. Once it comes to a boil, turn the heat down to a simmer, cover, and cook for 20 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, chop the shrimp and sausage into bite-sized pieces.

  • Once rice is done, add peas, shrimp, and sausage and cook for another 2 minutes to heat through. Add salt and pepper to your taste. Garnish with chopped green onions.

Per Serving: 530 calories; protein 29.9g; carbohydrates 44.4g; fat 23.8g; cholesterol 194.5mg; sodium 948.5mg. For more recipe ideas and Chateau Ste. Michelle pairings click here.