Recipe By LaurenSyd
Published Apr 7th
Prep 20m Cook 33m Additional 20m Ready In 1h 13m
Servings 6 servings Calories 623.9

A spicy pan-seared shrimp dish flavored with sambal oelek.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 pound large frozen shrimp, tails removed
  • ½ cup butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced, or more to taste
  • ½ lemon, juiced, divided
  • 1 ½ teaspoons butter
  • ¾ cup chopped onion
  • ½ cup sambal oelek (Indonesian red chile paste)
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 cups sushi rice
  • ½ bunch green onions, chopped

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Place shrimp in a large bowl of cold water until thawed, 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. 2 Melt 1/2 cup butter in a microwave-safe glass or ceramic bowl in the microwave in 15-second intervals, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Mix in garlic and half the lemon juice.
  3. 3 Melt 1 1/2 teaspoon butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add shrimp, garlic butter mixture, and sambal oelek. Cook and stir until garlic is cooked and shrimp are heated through, 7 to 8 minutes.
  4. 4 Bring water and sushi rice to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until rice is tender, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat, and let stand, covered, until liquid has been absorbed, about 10 minutes.
  5. 5 Serve shrimp over rice, topped with remaining lemon juice and green onions.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 623.9
  • Carbohydrate 94.2 g
  • Cholesterol 158.4 mg
  • Fat 20.2 g
  • Fiber 3.7 g
  • Protein 19.7 g
  • Saturated Fat 12 g
  • Sodium 430.3 mg
  • Sugar 5.8 g

Chef's Notes

You can keep the tails on the shrimp if preferred.


  1. did not put as much Sambal in as they said, about 1/2 and it was spicy enough for us.
  2. Super taste fantastically easy! This is going to become a weeknight staple!
  3. Made as is, not bad, a mild spiciness to it
  4. Made as directed except didn't use green onions and used extra garlic. Was very tasty and quick to make. The sambal amount was just right and the aroma was mouthwatering. Only thing it was too oily from all the butter. I did thaw the shrimp as directed and it worked!! Thanks for the tip. Will - Read more ...
  5. I needed to make dinner and I had Sambal Oelek and Uncle Ben's Rice in the fridge along with frozen Trader Joe's shrimp. I thought "What can I do with this?" and randomly found this recipe. Hurrah for random recipes! Really delicious and I will cook it again probably soon. 1. Don't use Uncle Ben's - Read more ...
  6. Made as written except that I could not find sushi rice in my supermarket and just used minute rice instead. It worked great and if you do the rice while the shrimp are cooking it can be on your dinner table in 10 minutes. The recipe didn't specify but you need to use raw shrimp - Read more ...

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