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Cilantro Lime Rice Shrimp Bowl
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Cilantro Lime Rice Shrimp Bowl

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Take your weeknight dinners to the next level with this rice bowl recipe. Enjoy blackened shrimp sautéed in butter and seasoned with garlic powder, paprika and ground cumin. Serve over a bed of cilantro lime rice cooked in savory chicken broth and topped with lime zest and diced jalapeno peppers. This easy weeknight dinner recipe will keep you coming back for more. Recipe and photo courtesy of Julie Gransee of Lovely Little Kitchen.

  • 15m

    prep time

  • 15m

    Cook Time

  • 15



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Cilantro Lime Rice

  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 to 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and diced
  • 2 cups instant white rice
  • 2 cups chicken broth Substitutions available
    • vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick Gourmet™ Sicilian Sea Salt
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, divided
  • Zest of 1 lime



  • Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic, and jalapenos and saute 3 to 4 minutes or until softened. Add rice, broth, lime juice, salt and 2 tablespoons cilantro. Bring to boil, cover and reduce heat to low. Cook 5 minutes, remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff rice with fork and add remaining butter, cilantro and lime zest.

  • For the shrimp, melt butter over medium-high heat in a separate medium skillet. Whisk in spices and add shrimp, cooking about 2 minutes per side or just until shrimp turn pink.

  • To serve, divide Cilantro Lime Rice between 4 bowls. Top with shrimp and garnish with additional cilantro, lime wedges and avocado slices.

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