Mushrooms and Shrimp Cajun Black Beans and Rice

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Mushroom and Shrimp Cajun Black Beans and Rice was an inspiration that came to me right after I created my DIY Cajun Spice.  Since then, I have found endless options for this flavorful spice including this Jamaican inspired dish.

It’s always an adventure trying to create a new recipe idea limited by the ingredients available in my fridge. Sometimes it works, and sometimes…. mm… not so much. However, this time culinary luck was on my side.

The combination of tender mushrooms and fresh shrimp tossed into a bed of Cajun spiced black beans and rice makes the delicious side to fish, chicken, beef or almost any meal.  I made the recipe with a nice balance of flavors and Cajun spice which can sometimes overpower a dish.  But, if you like a kick of heat to your food, by all means, increase the spice to the level that best suits your taste.  I suggest making it according to my directions first and then adjusting the flavor to control the final results.  

If you love the flavor of this spice, try my Cajun Spiced Fried Chicken Tenders.  They are simple to make and pairs beautifully with this dish.  The combination of recipes were a huge hit with my family and we still had plenty of left-overs to eat the next day!

I hope you enjoy this recipe! If you’ve made it please share it with me by tagging @culinary.butterfly on Instagram or @culinarybutterfly on Pinterest, or by using the hashtag #culinarybutterfly on Facebook

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Mushrooms and Shrimp Cajun Black Beans and Rice Yum
The combination of tender mushrooms and shrimp tossed into a bed of cajun spiced black beans and rice is the perfect compliment to fish, chicken, beef or just about any meal.
Course Sides
Cuisine Jamaican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
servings
Course Sides
Cuisine Jamaican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
servings
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in saute pan over medium-high heat for 30 seconds.
  2. Add onion and saute 3 to 4 minutes or until slightly translucent.
  3. Add garlic and continue to saute 30 seconds before adding in mushrooms and jalapeno. Saute 3 to 4 minutes or until mushrooms are soft.
  4. Sprinkle in 1/2 teaspoon salt and cajun seasoning, stirring well until combined.
  5. Add in black beans and shrimp, stirring until shrimp is slightly soft.
  6. Stir in rice until ingredients are combined.
  7. Gently toss in remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and cilantro until evenly distributed.
  8. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve warm.
Recipe Notes

-Add additional 1/2 to 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning if you like a lot of heat.
-Serve with Cajun Fried Chicken

Recipe by Lisa Soldo-Johnson for www.culinarybutterfly.com

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