Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp Rice

Shrimp sautéed in garlic butter with lemon juice, parsley and saffron milk. Need I say more? This is a super simple recipe for kids and adults alike. With just a handful of ingredients you have a wholesome delicious meal in minutes. I’ve used a pressure cooker here but you can use a pan too @sarchakra

PREP TIME: 5 mins

COOK TIME: 10 mins

YIELDS: Serves or makes 3


  • Shrimp 8 oz, deveined and cleaned
  • Long grain rice 1 cup
  • Sea salt
  • Saffron 1 tsp
  • Milk 2 tbsp
  • Garlic 2 tbsp, grated
  • Black pepper 2 tsp
  • Butter 2 tbsp
  • Parmesan 4 tbsp
  • Juice of ½ a lemon
  • Flat leaf parsley 2 tbsp, chopped


  • Warm milk in the microwave for 10 secs. Soak saffron in it for a few mins.
  • Heat butter. Add garlic and black pepper. Sauté till aromatic. Reserve 2 tbsp of butter.
  • Add shrimp to the butter in the pressure cooker. Stir till just pink.
  • Add rice. Season with salt. Add in milk and saffron. Stir.
  • Add lemon juice, parsley and Parmesan.
  • Cook for 2 whistles in the pressure cooker. Let the pressure release by itself before opening the lid.
  • Add the rest of the garlic butter.
  • Plate the rice on a serving plate. Top with parsley.
  • Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp Rice is ready.
Sautéing the shrimp in the garlic butter
Saffron soaked in milk
Add the rice and saffron milk
Add parsley, water and lemon juice
Add some more butter
Served with some fresh parsley
Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp Rice

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