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Recipe courtesy of Joseph Simmons

Momma Evelyn's Special Shrimp and Rice

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 45 min
  • Active: 45 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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2 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 onion, chopped small  

1/2 green pepper, seeded and chopped 

3 cloves garlic, grated  

One 25-ounce jar tomato sauce  

2 1/2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined  

Steamed white rice, for serving  

4 to 6 strips bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled 


  1. Heat the olive oil in a medium Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onions and peppers, and saute until soft and translucent, 5 to 8 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic, cook for 1 minute more, then add the tomato sauce and heat to a simmer. Stir the shrimp into the sauce; cook until pink and cooked through. Stir in the crumbled bacon.
  3. Serve on top of white rice.