Mexican Rice Bowl with Shrimp
Our Mexican Rice Bowl with shrimp is a quick and easy meal perfect for lunch or dinner.
- 1 pound shrimp fresh or frozen, peeled and deveined, thawed if frozen
- 1 1/2 cups long-grain white rice
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 6 cloves garlic or 1 1/2 tablespoons garlic paste
- 1 tsp. cumin
- 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 bell pepper any color
- 1 avocado
- 2 cups fresh spinach
- 1 15 ounce can black beans drained
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 cup fresh cilantro heaping
- 2 limes juiced
- 1 tsp. honey
- 1 clove garlic or 1 teaspoon garlic paste
- 1 pinch salt
Add 1 1/2 cups long-grain white rice along with 1 1/2 cups water to a rice cooker and start the program. Alternatively, cook up a batch of Portuguese Rice (the easiest stovetop rice!) or Instant Pot White Rice.
Dice 1 bell pepper, cut 1 avocado into slices, and chop 2 cups spinach. Mince 6 cloves garlic.
Heat 1 15 ounce can of black beans (drained) in a small pot over medium heat with the lid on. Stir occasionally. After 5 minutes, they will be heated through.
Place a skillet over medium heat and add 1 tablespoon cooking oil. Add your garlic and saute for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently.
After 2-3 minutes is up, add 1 pound shrimp along with a pinch of salt and pepper. Saute for 2-3 minutes per side, then add 1 teaspoon cumin and 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper to the shrimp. Toss to coat. When shrimp are done cooking, they will shrink and become opaque.
Prepare the Cilantro Lime Dressing
Add 1 cup sour cream, 1 heaping cup fresh cilantro, juice from 2 large limes, 1 teaspoon honey, 1 peeled clove garlic, and a pinch of salt to a food processor. Pulse until smooth and creamy.If you don’t have a food processor, add the above ingredients to a bowl. Use 1 teaspoon garlic paste instead of a whole clove and mix together until creamy.
Assemble the Mexican Rice Bowls
Add a heaping scoop of cooked rice to the bottom of a bowl. Top with a large spoonful of black beans, diced bell peppers, avocado, spinach, and cooked shrimp. Drizzle with cilantro lime dressing to taste.
Garnish with a squeeze of lime and fresh cilantro. Enjoy!
Calories: 600kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 316mg | Sodium: 967mg | Potassium: 749mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 3328IU | Vitamin C: 65mg | Calcium: 304mg | Iron: 5mg