Curry Powder Shrimp and Rice


This recipe for rice with curry powder shrimp plus vegetables is a quick dinner solution that is gluten-free and sure to please your family.

Curried Rice With Shrimp
Cook the rice with curry powder and garlic until tender to infuse it with fragrant flavor. Get the recipe. Photo: Dana Gallagher
Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 serves


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 2 carrots, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 2 teaspoons curry powder

  • 1 cup long-grain white rice

  • kosher salt and black pepper

  • 1 ½ pounds peeled and deveined large shrimp

  • ½ cup fresh basil


  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and carrots and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, 6 to 8 minutes.

  2. Add the garlic and curry powder and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 2 minutes.

  3. Add the rice, 2½ cups water, and ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes.

  4. Season the shrimp with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Nestle them in the partially cooked rice. Cover and cook until the shrimp are opaque throughout, 4 to 5 minutes. Fold in the basil.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

431 Calories
7g Fat
50g Carbs
39g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 431
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 259mg 86%
Sodium 757mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 39g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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