Cheesy Gluten Free Shrimp and Grits is an easy weeknight meal, packed with flavor and cheesy goodness, plus there’s bacon!
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Cheesy Gluten Free Shrimp and Grits
I love cheese grits. It’s in my blood. Cheese grits and fried fish are a Southern staple, at least they were in my family. I’m not even sure why I didn’t make cheese grits and fried fish for this post, it would have been a good idea- perhaps for another time.
When I got this month’s American Gluten Free box and saw the grits I knew I wanted to make Cheesy Gluten Free Shrimp and Grits. I’ve been craving shrimp and grits for awhile. I’m a sucker for anything with cheese. Plus, there was Pamela’s cornbread mix. It was a perfect combo.
These grits were a bit different than the ones I usually buy, still gluten free, but they are made from rice. I was a bit hesitant at first but turns out they are amazing.
The Delta Blues Rice Grits in this month’s American Gluten Free Box were just as creamy as corn grits but made of United States grown rice. It’s not often that you find American-grown rice, so I was really excited to try them. We are huge rice eaters (blame by Peruvian-Japanese husband, it’s in his blood) so finding a brand that is as local as you can get to us is pretty awesome.
It’s one of the things I love about getting my American Gluten Free box each month, I’m always getting to try new brands that I might not have heard of otherwise.
Quick and Easy
I love dishes that are quick and easy and these Cheesy Gluten Free Shrimp and Grits fit the bill. The grits take about 20 minutes (about the same time as rice) and shrimp cook really quickly. The corn muffins that we had on the side cooked in about 20 minutes as well so it was definitely an easy dinner.
You may have noticed that with my shrimp, there is also some bacon. Why? Because I am of the opinion that bacon makes everything taste better! I love the salty little bites it adds. Plus, my toddler won’t eat shrimp, but she will eat bacon, so her dish was cheesy grits with bacon!
I hope you love this dish, it may not be completely traditional, but it is delicious and easy to make. Plus, for all of you who can’t have corn, these rice grits are perfect!
If you love rice as much as we do, be sure to check out my Peruvian Arroz con Pollo. This traditional Peruvian Dish is packed full of flavor!
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Happy Gluten Free eating!