Garlic Butter Shrimp & Rice

I am not a huge seafood fan but I do love shrimp!  This recipe reminds me a bit of shrimp scampi only with rice instead of noodles. It is so yummy and quite easy to make!


  • 1 cup dry rice (I used brown rice)
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 3 to 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 bag (12-ounces) extra large, cooked, peeled, deveined shrimp(without tails as well! I accidentally bought some with tails. It worked, it’s just a bit more annoying)
  • ¼ cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons skim milk
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • shredded parmesan cheese for garnish, optional


  • Prepare rice according to the directions on the box.
  • In a large skillet, melt butter over medium-heat.
  • Add garlic and cook for 3 minutes, or until lightly browned, stirring very frequently. Careful not to burn the garlic.


  • Stir in the shrimp and cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently.
  • Add prepared rice to the skillet and mix until well combined.
  • Add cheese, milk, parsley; mix and stir for 1 to 2 minutes, or until creamy and heated through.


  • Remove from heat.
  • Garnish with parmesan cheese.
  • Serve.


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