Unbelievably delicious and aromatic tropical shrimp rice bowl. This dish is made with juicy shrimp, sweet pineapples, and a beautiful sweet, tangy, and spicy sauce.
PINEAPPLE SHRIMP RICE BOWL
I’m still drooling as I look at this Tropical Shrimp Rice Bowl, this is one tasty dinner. Don’t get me started on the aroma of the sauce, I was smelling my hands for a while after preparing it.
I just love that combination of sweetness, spice, and citrus. Lime already has a great scent and combining it with pineapple juice, soy sauce, honey, fresh cilantro, and a little spice creates a wonderful, aromatic sauce.
Aroma always plays such a big role in preparation of food. It’s what entices us first about the food, makes us stop and take another look at what the smell is, and makes us try it. I just love the scent of my favorite ingredients on my hands. Some people hate the smell of garlic on their hands but I love it. I often run a basil leaf between my fingers too, to get that garlic basil scent. (No wonder I love pesto so much.)
When you will be making this tropical shrimp rice bowl, make sure to stop for a second and smell the sauce before you cook it. You will LOVE it!
HOW TO MAKE SHRIMP RICE BOWL
For the rice bowl, you can use leftover cooked rice or cook rice while preparing the shrimp. The benefit to cooking rice right for the dish is the fact that you can add flavor to the water and infuse rice with it while it’s cooking.
To make the sauce, simply mix together pineapple juice, soy sauce, honey, lime juice, lime zest, chili powder, and cilantro. Set it aside until ready to use.
It’s important to peel, de-vein, and rinse shrimp before cooking it. Mix shrimp with lime juice, pineapple juice, chili powder, and salt in a bowl and let it sit while preheating a cooking pan.
Sear shrimp in a pre-heated pan until shrimp is pink and opaque on both sides. Take shrimp out and set aside. (You can save the juice from marinating the shrimp and add it to the sauce.)
Add a little bit more oil to the pan and add drained pineapple chunks. Sear pineapple chunks until nicely browned. Lower the hear to medium and add sauce to the pan. Stir and let it simmer for 2-3 minutes. Quickly add shrimp and divide the shrimp, pineapple, and sauce mixture over the two rice bowls.
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Tropical Shrimp Rice Bowl
- 3 cups cooked jasmine rice
- 1/2 Tbsp fresh minced cilantro
- 1/2 lb shrimp
- 2 tsp lime juice
- 2 Tbsp pineapple juice
- 1/4 tsp chili powder
- 8 oz can of pineapple chunks drain but save the juice
- 1/2 cup pineapple juice
- 1 1/2 Tbsp soy sauce
- 1 Tbsp honey
- Zest from 1 lime
- Juice from 1 lime
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1 Tbsp fresh minced cilantro
- Cook rice in slightly salted water, according to the package instructions. Stir in some fresh cilantro and set aside. (Divide rice between two bowls when ready to serve.)
- For the sauce: mix together pineapple juice, soy sauce, honey, lime juice, lime zest, chili powder, and cilantro. Set aside until ready to use.
- Peel, de-vein, and rinse shrimp. Mix shrimp with lime juice, pineapple juice, chili powder, and salt in a bowl and let it sit while preheating a cooking pan.
- Preheat a cooking pan with about a tablespoon of oil over medium-high heat. Once the pan is hot, sear shrimp until pink and opaque on both sides. Take out and set aside. (You can save the juice from marinating the shrimp and add it to the sauce.)
- Add a little bit more oil to the pan and add drained pineapple chunks. Sear pineapple chunks until nicely browned. Lower the hear to medium.
- Stir and add sauce to the pan. Stir and let it simmer for 2-3 minutes.
- Quickly stir in shrimp and divide the shrimp, pineapple, and sauce mixture over the two rice bowls.
Edith Collins says
Wanted . to prepare for my family who’s coming from out of town. Hoping they enjoy the amazing favors.
I hope everyone likes it!
I steamed some vegetables (peas, beans and carrots) and added to the bowl. Next time I would make more of the sauce. It was great and we all wanted more of it. Thx.
Awesome! I am so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for stopping by to let me know. 🙂
What are the portions for ingredients if I want to make dinner for 5? Thank you
I would triple the recipe to be enough shrimp for five, I hope you enjoy it!
Britany Fink says
Where can I find the Nutrition Info for this recipe?
I updated it and it is now located at the bottom of the recipe card. It is for the whole recipe and you can split it between how ever many servings you’d like to make it. Hope this helps.
This will be the fourth time I make this dish and it’s a hit every time!!
Hi Kiki, Thank you for taking the time to let me know and rating my recipe! I am so glad you liked it! 🙂
Can you use lemon instead of lime juice?
Even though both lemon and lime are both citrusy the flavors are different so I don’t think you could substitute it in this recipe.
Pretty good recipe. Not very easy to follow though. Would have liked more detail. Appreciated the taste.
Hi, Kim! I am glad you liked it but sorry that you found the instructions difficult. 🙁