Mandarin shrimp

Recipe Information

Mandarin shrimp is a delicious American recipe usually served as a appetizer. It requires about 30 minutes of prep time and about 40 minutes of cooking time for a combined total time of 1 hour, 10 minutes. The overall cooking skill level is considered intermediate. This recipe will yield 6 servings if prepared as directed.
Servings 6
Preparation Time 30 Minutes
Cook Time 40 Minutes
Total Time 1 Hour, 10 Minutes
Difficulty Intermediate
Main Ingredient Shrimp
Category Seafood
Meal Brunch; Lunch; Dinner
Type Appetizer; Main Dish
Cuisine American; Asian
Cook Method Baking


  • 1 pound fresh or frozen raw medium shrimp (in shells)

  • 2 cups boiling water

  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms (about 5 ounces)

  • 1 cup uncooked long grain brown rice

  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 cup sliced water chestnuts

  • 1 can (15 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained

  • 1 package (6 ounces) frozen snow peas, thawed and drained


  • Heat oven to 350 °F.

  • Peel shrimp from shell. If using frozen shrimp, do not thaw and peel in cold water.

  • Remove the vein from each shrimp by making a shallow lengthwise cut down the back.

  • In a 13x9 baking dish, mix together the water, mushrooms, rice, onion, shrimp, salt, and ginger.

  • Tightly cover the baking dish with aluminum foil.

  • Bake in oven until liquid is gone and shrimp are pink, about 40 minutes.

  • Remove the dish from oven and pull back aluminum foil. Stir in water chestnuts, mandarin oranges, and snow peas.

  • Replace aluminum foil and allow to stand; do not place back in the oven.

  • The dish is ready when the snow peas are hot.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories: 190 cal

  • Total fat: 2g

  • Saturated fat: <1g

  • Monounsaturated fat: <1g

  • Cholesterol: 115mg

  • Sodium: 518mg

  • Potassium: 323mg

  • Carbohydrate: 25g

  • Fiber: 3g

  • Protein: 18g