Key Lime Coconut Shrimp and Rice

Fresh shrimp is sauteed in coconut milk and lime sauce and serve on the bed of sticky coconut rice.

Keyword coconut milk, coconut rice, coconut shrimp, dinner, rice, shrimp
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 913 kcal



  • 1 cup jasmine rice
  • 1 cup coconut milk (canned)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 lime (juice) juice only
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • salt


  • 1 lb shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 large lime juice AND zest
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk (canned)
  • salt
  • pinch cayenne pepper optional
  • fresh cilantro for topping optional
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  1. Combine water, lime juice, and coconut milk in a small pot over medium-high heat. 

  2. Once mixture starts to simmer, stir in sugar and salt.

  3. Lower the heat to low and add rice. Stir, cover, and cook until rice is done. Remember to stir rice occasionally and break up the clumps.

  4. Once rice is cooked, take off heat right away.


  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine coconut milk, lime juice, lime zest, sugar, salt and if using, cayenne pepper powder. Mix well and add shrimp. Stir well and let it sit while preheating the pan. 

  2. Preheat a cooking pan over medium-high heat. 

  3. Add a little bit of canola oil to the pan. Take out the shrimp and sear on both sides until opaque. 

  4. Add the coconut mixture that shrimp marinated in to the pan. Let it simmer for a minute or two. Take off heat.

  5. Divide rice among two bowls and top it off with shrimp and sauce. 

  6. Optional: garnish with some fresh cilantro.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Key Lime Coconut Shrimp and Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 913 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Fat 35g54%
Saturated Fat 29g181%
Cholesterol 571mg190%
Sodium 1792mg78%
Potassium 687mg20%
Carbohydrates 93g31%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 56g112%
Vitamin C 29.9mg36%
Calcium 404mg40%
Iron 10.9mg61%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.