Ginger Lime Shrimp & Rice

When you really need to get dinner on the table in short order – Shrimp is a great protein to start with. It’s pretty versatile and does a great job of picking a huge range of flavors. This is especially true with this super simple but full of flavor shrimp dish – Ginger Lime Shrimp & Rice.

Ginger Lime Shrimp & Rice

In this recipe, I use Large Shrimp, but you can really use whatever size you can get. Just remember to adjust the cooking time so they aren’t over done. Some people prefer smaller shrimp – but in my home we like the big meaty shrimp! My kids are always super excited with they see shrimp on the meal planner for the week. I think it makes them feel fancy!

Some people question the way I make rice – because I never use water. Once you make rice with chicken broth (you can use veggie broth too!) you will never want to go back to plain water. It gives it so much more flavor, adding a depth to the meal.

Ginger Lime Shrimp & Rice

There are a couple of items that will make preparing Ginger Lime Shrimp & Rice a little easier. The first is the Skinny Tongs – which I have been in love with since I got them. Some people use extra long chop sticks to turn and flip smaller things while cooking, but I’m just not dexterous enough for that. So I love these skinny tongs that are basically the same thing. The other thing is my absolute favorite shallow pasta bowls. They are the perfect depth to keep the food together but still spread out enough to be a pretty plate! I serve probably 80% of meals in them from pasta to rice to soup to salad. They just let you serve up such pretty meals.

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Ginger Lime Shrimp & Rice

A super fast, full of flavor shrimp dish that is perfect for a busy weeknight
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Chinese
Keyword Garlic, ginger, lime, rice, Rice Dishes, shrimp
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 6

Equipment

  • Skinny Tongs – to flip the shrimp.
  • Shallow Pasta bowls – to serve it up!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Carrots shredded
  • 1 tsp Parsley
  • 1 tbsp Sesame Seeds

For the Rice

  • 2 cups Basmati Rice
  • 1 qt Chicken Broth
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder

For the Shrimp

  • lb Shrimp large, peeled
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 2 tbsp Avocado Oil

For Sauce

  • ¼ cup Honey
  • ¼ cup Cocoa Aminos or soy sauce
  • 2 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Ginger minced
  • 2 tbsp Lime Juice

Instructions

  • Prepare all of the ingredients
  • In a sauce pan over medium heat, add all ingredients for rice. Cover with lid and let cook for 20 minutes. Remove from heat but leave on lid until ready to plate.
  • In a small bowl, combine ingredients for the sauce and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, dredge each shrimp in flour.
  • In a large saute pan over medium-high heat, add oil. Cook shrimp, flipping once, for 5-7 minutes. Remove from pan and keep warm. Add sauce mix to pan and let cook for 3 minutes. Add shrimp back to pan and evenly coat with sauce.
  • In a shallow bowl, put in helping of rice. Top with portion of shrimp and then garnish with carrots, scallions, and sesame seeds.

Serving up dinner in a bowl is pretty common in my home. This recipe would fit right into my Homemade on a Weeknight Cookbook in the Soups, Salads & Bowls section. If you want more healthier alternatives please check out my cookbook. It’s available in PRINT OR KINDLE eBOOK VERSIONS on Amazon.

Published by Estelle Forrest

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

10 thoughts on “Ginger Lime Shrimp & Rice

  1. That sounds delicious! I love making shrimp for dinner since it is such a quick meal; however my younger two won’t even touch any sort of seafood so I tend to make them chicken instead.

  2. I normally reach for lemon with my prawns, but this lime and ginger was a refreshing change.
    Love the look of those skinny tongs too. A kitchen gadget I do not own!

  3. Sarah James @ Tales From The Kitchen Shed – Midlands UK / Brittany France – Hi, I’m Sarah and welcome to my blog. Sharing my favourite bakes, cakes and seasonal recipes from the Kitchen Shed is a great pleasure for me and I hope you’ll have a nose around to see what I’ve been up to. As a PR friendly blog I’m happy to review or test products and ingredients related to baking, seasonal cooking or slow cooking.
    Sarah James @ Tales From The Kitchen Shed says:

    What a tasty dish, I love ginger and lime. Thanks for the tip about using a stock to cook the rice.

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