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Try This Unique Barbecued Shrimp with Pecan Rice Recipe

BBQ Shrimp with Pecan Rice

Try This Unique Barbecued Shrimp with Pecan Rice Recipe

When we think of barbecue, we often think of chicken, beef, and pork. Seldom do we think of shrimp! We think barbecue shrimp is underrated; it deserves a lot more appreciation than it gets. When combined with pecan rice, you'll have a dinner on your hands that everyone will love.

If you're nervous about the idea of making barbecue shrimp, don't be. It isn't hard! By following the steps we've laid out carefully, you'll be able to easily make a fantastic dinner. Shrimp is a great addition to your family's diet, as is most seafood. Unlike red meat, shrimp is relatively low in calories but high in protein.

As more and more families look to eat less red meat, seafood consumption will continue to go up. Shrimp is one of the most accessible seafood out there, being available in virtually every grocery store. So, this recipe can be made by pretty much anyone regardless of where in America you live!

We have several other great shrimp recipes on our site, to help you eat healthier. Healthy meals don't have to taste boring. It's completely possible to get your daily nutrients while enjoying food that is as delicious as can be. Take a look at our other recipes and see for yourself!

Barbecued Shrimp with Pecan Rice


2 teaspoons olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
2 cups converted white rice
3 cups chicken broth
½ cup chopped pecans, toasted
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
½ cup steak sauce
6 Tablespoons cider vinegar
6 Tablespoons ketchup
6 Tablespoons packed light brown sugar
3 Tablespoons bourbon
2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce
2 pounds medium shrimp, shelled and deveined



1. Heat the oil in a nonstick saucepan over medium heat.

2. Add the onion and cook until tender and golden, about 5 minutes.

3. Add the rice, stirring to coat well, and cook until begins to turn golden (about 3 minutes).

4. Add the broth and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce the heat, and simmer until broth has evaporated and rice is tender (about 20 minutes).

5. Remove from heat and stir in the pecans and parsley.

6. Mix the steak sauce, vinegar, ketchup, brown sugar, bourbon, and pepper sauce in a bowl until blended. Add the shrimp and toss to coat.

7. Heat a nonstick ridged grill pan over medium-high heat. Grill the shrimp until pink and lightly browned, about 3 minutes.

8. Turn the shrimp and cook until nicely browned, about 2 minutes longer.

9. Spoon the rice onto a platter and top with shrimp. Makes 4 servings.

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