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Shrimp Bowl with Cilantro Lime Rice

In our series of delicious and easy-to-make seafood recipes, we bring you yet another lip-smacking dish called the Shrimp Bowl with Cilantro Lime Rice. This dish combines succulent shrimp with aromatic cilantro and zesty lime rice to create a flavourful and healthy meal that’s perfect for any occasion. Soft, succulent shrimp are sautéed to perfection and served with a bed of cilantro lime rice, which is made by cooking rice with fresh cilantro and lime juice. The combination of these two ingredients creates a deliciously fragrant and zesty flavour that complements the shrimp perfectly.

This recipe is not only easy to make, but it’s also versatile and can be customized to suit your taste preferences. You can add other ingredients like avocado, black beans, or roasted corn to make it even more delicious. Whether you’re looking for a quick weeknight dinner or a dish to impress your guests, this Shrimp Bowl with Cilantro Lime Rice is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

The origin of the dish is unclear, but it is believed to have originated in the coastal regions of Mexico, where the seafood is abundant and readily available. Shrimp, in particular, has been a staple in Mexican cuisine for centuries, and this recipe is a testament to the country’s love for fresh and bold flavors.

Over time, the dish has evolved, and many variations of the recipe have emerged, with different ingredients and cooking methods used. However, the core elements of shrimp, rice, cilantro, and lime remain the same.

Today, Shrimp Bowl with Cilantro Lime Rice is a popular dish served in many restaurants and homes across the world. It is not only delicious but also healthy, with shrimp being a rich source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids and rice providing a good source of carbohydrates.

So, let’s get started and whip up this delicious meal in no time!


For the shrimp:

  • 1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • For the cilantro lime rice:
  • 1 cup uncooked white rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

    To prepare the bowl:

    • 1 avocado, sliced
    • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
    • 1/4 cup diced red onion
    • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
    • 1 lime, cut into wedges


    • To make the cilantro lime rice, combine uncooked rice, water, and salt in a medium saucepan.
    • Bring the rice to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and cover with a tight-fitting lid.
    • Simmer the rice for about 18-20 minutes, or until it has absorbed all the liquid and reached the desired level of tenderness.
    • Once the rice is done, remove it from the heat and fluff it with a fork. Add lime juice and cilantro, and stir to combine.
    • Cover and keep warm.
    • For the shrimp, whisk olive oil, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Add shrimp and toss to coat.
    • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and cook for 2-3 minutes per side, or until they turn pink and are cooked through.
    • To assemble the bowls, divide the cilantro lime rice among four bowls. Top each bowl with cooked shrimp, sliced avocado, halved cherry tomatoes, diced red onion, and crumbled feta cheese.

    Serve the shrimp bowls with lime wedges on the side for squeezing over the top.

    And (finally!) sit back and enjoy!

    Chef’s Note: Feel free to customize this recipe to your liking by adding or substituting your favourite ingredients for example you can add corn, and black beans, or even give it a healthy twist by adding a salad dressing of your choice.

    So, whether you’re a seafood lover or just someone who appreciates good food, Shrimp Bowl with Cilantro Lime Rice is a recipe that is sure to delight your taste buds.


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