Shrimp and Rice Patties with Creamy Cilantro Sauce

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 20 min.
Cook Time: 10 min.
Total: 30 min.
Daljeet Singh
Not just delicious, shrimp is an excellent natural source of healthy omega-3s. And this mildly spicy recipe is sure to delight.


  • 1 cup chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1 (16-ounce) container light sour cream
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt, divided
  • 3 cups cooked medium or long grain rice
  • 1 lb medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 Tbs olive oil


  • Combine cilantro, sour cream, jalapenos and 1/2 teaspoon salt in food processor and puree until smooth(do not wipe clean). Spoon into bowl; refrigerate. Combine rice, shrimp, green onions, remaining salt and pepper in food processor; pulse until texture is coarse. Shape into 12 patties, about 3 inches in diameter. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 6 patties and cook 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until lightly golden; remove. Cook remaining patties, using additional oil, if needed. Serve with sauce and lime wedges, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 341
  Calories from Fat 131 (38%)
(23%)Total Fat 15g
(31%)Saturated Fat 6g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
(48%)Cholesterol 143mg
(32%)Sodium 758mg
(12%)Potassium 436mg
Total Carbohydrate 31g
(5%)Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 1g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(42%)Protein 21g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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