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Southern-Style Creamy Shrimp Over Rice

Southern-Style Creamy Shrimp Over Rice
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  • 6 cups cooked white rice, kept warm
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 pkg. (16 oz.) frozen peeled, cooked shrimp, thawed
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 3/4 teaspoon OLD BAY Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce or to taste (optional)


MELT butter in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add celery, green pepper, onion, and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in flour. Gradually stir in evaporated milk, water and tomato paste. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture just comes to a boil. Cook an additional 1 to 2 minutes or until mixture slightly thickens. Stir in shrimp, parsley, seasoning, salt and hot pepper sauce. Cook until heated through.

SERVE over rice.

NOTE:If a spicier dish is desired, substitute Creole seasoning for the OLD BAY Seasoning.

Nutritional Information

% Daily Value *

  • Total Fat 13g 20%
  • Saturated Fat 8g 39%
  • Cholesterol 190mg 63%
  • Sodium 510mg 21%
  • Carbohydrates 68g 23%
  • Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
  • Vitamin A 15%
  • Vitamin C 35%
  • Calcium 20%
  • Iron 35%
  • Sugars 8g
  • Protein 26g

* Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.