Dried shrimp with rice

Dried shrimp with rice

Today we will prepare a hearty, soft textured and delicious rice with dried shrimp, a dish made in the best Asian style but with a peculiar Mexican touch!


  • ½ kilo of dried shrimp
  • 1 ½ of rice
  • ½ white onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, chopped
  • ¼ cup oil
  • 3 cups vegetable or fish broth
  • 2 medium celery stalks, diced
  • ½ cup peas
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • Salt and pepper to taste

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  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat, add the rice and cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes.
  2. Add the celery, onion, garlic, chili and continue stirring for 6 to 8 minutes, then add the vegetable or fish stock.
  3. Add the dried shrimp and reduce the heat to medium-low, cover the pan and cook the rice for about 5 minutes, checking the seasoning.
  4. Add salt and pepper if necessary, continue cooking without stirring until almost all the stock has evaporated and small air pockets form on the surface.
  5. Stir in the peas, cover again with the lid, reduce the heat to very low and cook for 5 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and set aside until ready to serve, add the cilantro and stir a little to separate the mixture, finally serve your rice with dried shrimp.

If you liked this dish, be sure to check out our Shrimp and Rice Recipes section.


  • Before adding the first ingredients to the dish, note that the rice will be ready once it acquires a light golden color, this should not take more than 10 minutes.
  • If you wish, you can omit adding the jalapeño pepper to the preparation, however, we suggest you incorporate it to taste that Mexican touch in your dish.
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