Shrimp and Rice with Olives and Oranges
Shrimp and Rice with Olives and Oranges

Shrimp and rice with olives and oranges is a delightful and flavorful dish that combines the sweetness of oranges with the briny goodness of olives and the succulence of shrimp. Here’s a recipe to make this delicious dish:


For the Shrimp:

  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

For the Rice:

  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup orange juice (freshly squeezed if possible)
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1/2 cup pitted green olives, sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Orange slices or wedges (for garnish, optional)


  1. Marinate the Shrimp: In a bowl, combine the peeled and deveined shrimp with minced garlic, paprika, salt, black pepper, and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Toss to coat the shrimp evenly, cover, and let them marinate in the refrigerator for about 15-30 minutes.
  2. Cook the Rice: In a medium saucepan, combine the white rice, chicken or vegetable broth, and orange juice. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 15-20 minutes, or until the rice is tender and has absorbed the liquid. Remove from heat and let it sit, covered, for 5 minutes. Fluff the rice with a fork.
  3. Prepare the Shrimp: While the rice is cooking, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the marinated shrimp and cook for 2-3 minutes per side until they turn pink and opaque. Remove the cooked shrimp from the skillet and set them aside.
  4. Assemble the Dish: In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked rice, orange zest, sliced green olives, chopped parsley, and chopped green onions. Toss everything together to mix well. Season with additional salt and black pepper to taste.
  5. Serve: To serve, spoon the orange and olive rice mixture onto plates or a serving platter. Top with the cooked shrimp. Garnish with orange slices or wedges if desired.
  6. Enjoy your Shrimp and Rice with Olives and Oranges!

This dish offers a delightful combination of citrusy and savory flavors. It’s a perfect choice for a special dinner or a refreshing meal on a warm day. You can customize it by adding other ingredients like roasted red peppers or capers for extra flavor.