Caribbean Shrimp & Rice Bowl

This colorful and flavorful rice bowl is inspired by the vibrant cuisine of the Caribbean. With juicy shrimp, sweet pineapple, and spicy jalapeño, this dish is a perfect balance of sweet, savory, and heat. Serve with a squeeze of lime and a sprinkle of fresh cilantro for a burst of fresh flavor.

Prep Time 20 min Cook Time 30 min Rest Time 5 min Total Time 55 mins Difficulty: Intermediate Servings: 4 Calories: 450 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year



  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the rice and water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 18-20 minutes, or until the rice is tender and the water is absorbed.
  2. While the rice is cooking, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

  3. Add the shrimp to the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes per side, or until pink and opaque. Remove the shrimp from the skillet and set aside.

  4. Add the onion, garlic, jalapeño, and red bell pepper to the skillet and sauté for 5-7 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.

  5. Add the cumin, smoked paprika, thyme, salt, and black pepper to the skillet and stir to combine with the vegetables.

  6. Add the pineapple chunks to the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until the pineapple is lightly caramelized.

  7. To assemble the rice bowls, divide the cooked rice between four bowls.

  8. Top each bowl with the shrimp and the vegetable mixture.

  9. Garnish with lime wedges and chopped cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1/4 of recipe

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 450kcal
Calories from Fat 63kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 172mg58%
Sodium 576mg24%
Potassium 536mg16%
Total Carbohydrate 71g24%
Dietary Fiber 3g12%
Sugars 14g
Protein 26g52%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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