Garlic Lime Shrimp Meal Prep With Cilantro Lime Rice

By Rena |

Easy to make Garlic Lime Shrimp recipe served with a side of cilantro lime rice. The perfect meal for those who meal prep and makes for a tasty and filling lunch or dinner. A healthy shrimp recipe that stores well in the fridge for a few days.

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Easy Garlic Shrimp Recipe

This shrimp meal prep bowl recipe is so full of flavor whether you eat it for lunch, dinner, or the next day! It is so flavorful and so filling and healthy. The Shrimp is sauteed with some garlic, lime zest and then served with a side of cilantro brown rice. You may top with fresh tomatoes, fresh cilantro, and some jalapenos.

How to make this Garlic Shrimp Meal prep bow

Start by cooking the cilantro lime rice:

  • Wash the rice in a fine-mesh strainer under cold running water, repeating the process until the water is clear.
  • Heat oil in a pot over medium-high heat. Sauté the onion and garlic for 2-3 minutes. Add rice, broth, and salt, mix well and bring to boil.
  • Once the rice starts to bubble immediately reduce the heat and let simmer on low until the liquid is cooked off.
  • Once the rice is cooked, remove from the heat, stir in lime juice, zest, and 2 tablespoons
    of cilantro, fluffing the rice with a fork.

Cook the garlic-lime shrimp:

  • In a medium skillet heat oil until shimmering. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant.
  • Add shrimps in a single layer, sprinkle with salt and pepper; cook for about 2-3 minutes until shrimps are opaque and cooked through.
  • Remove from the heat and set aside.

Assemble the garlic-lime shrimp bowls:

  • Divide the rice among 4 glass containers, then add the garlic shrimp next to it.
  • Add in optional toppings if desired, then place the lid on and refrigerate for up to 3-4 days.
  • You can serve the cilantro lime shrimp bowl cold or heat, either way. Remove tomatoes before you reheat or add them when ready to serve.

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Recipe note and tips

Substitutes:

  • You may use instant pre-cooked rice to save on some cooking time.
  • Quinoa is a nice rice substitute.
  • For a low carb option, use this cilantro lime cauliflower rice recipe instead.
  • You may swap the shrimps for any other protein like chicken.
  • You can serve the cilantro lime shrimp bowl cold or heated, either way. Remove tomatoes before you reheat or add them when ready to serve.
  • Use lemons if you don’t have lime.
  • Frozen shrimps are just as good to use.
  • Any broth works in place of chicken broth, or water.
  • Place in a container and store in the fridge for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave when ready to eat. You can freeze for up to 3 months.

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shrimp meal prep recipe

What to serve garlic shrimp with

Garlic lime shrimp can be served with a variety of side options. If you are looking for a low carb keto-friendly option then serve it with veggies like this or this easy cauliflower bake. Other side options would be some potatoes like this Hassleback potato recipe and this cauliflower rice recipe.

Can you use frozen shrimp

Frozen shrimp is perfectly fine to use to make this garlic-lime shrimp meal prep recipe. Thaw the shrimps on your kitchen counter in a bowl or in a colander and then rinse. Then tap dry with a paper towel before cooking.

Is shrimp healthy to eat

Shrimps have several health benefits which include promoting heart and brain health due to its high omega-3 fatty acids and the antioxidants content. They are also a great source of protein and very low in fat.

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easy shrimp meal prep recipe

shrimp meal prep recipe

Garlic Shrimp Meal Prep Bowl With Cilantro Lime Rice

Easy to make sauteed garlic shrimp recipe with a side of cilantro lime rice.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 597kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

Cilantro lime rice:

  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Small Onion grated
  • 2 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 2 Cups Brown Rice
  • 2 Cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Lime Juice
  • ¼ Tsp Sea Salt
  • ¼ Cup Chopped Fresh Cilantro
  • Zest of 1/2 lime

Shrimp:

  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • ½ Tsp Sea Salt
  • 3 Garlic Cloves minced
  • Zest of 1/2 lime
  • 12 Jumbo Shrimp peeled and deveined

Optional add-ins:

  • 1 Cup Cherry Tomatoes halved
  • 1 Jalapeño Peppers seeded and diced
  • Extra cilantro, to taste
  • Lime Slices or wedges

Instructions

  • Start by cooking rice. Wash the rice in a fine-mesh strainer under cold running water, repeating the process until the water is clear.
  • Heat oil in a pot over medium-high heat. Sauté the onion and garlic for 2-3 minutes. Add rice, broth, and salt, mix well and bring to boil.
  • Once the rice starts to bubble immediately reduce the heat and let simmer on low until the liquid is cooked off.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the shrimps. In a medium skillet heat oil until shimmering. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant.
  • Add shrimps in a single layer, sprinkle with salt and pepper; cook for about 2-3 minutes until shrimps are opaque and cooked through.
  • Remove from the heat and set aside. Once the rice is cooked, remove from the heat, stir in lime juice, zest, and 2 tablespoons of cilantro, fluffing the rice with a fork.
  • Divide the rice among 4 glass containers, then add the garlic shrimp next to it. Add in optional toppings if desired, then place the lid on and refrigerate for up to 3-4 days.
  • You can serve the cilantro lime shrimp bowl cold or heat, either way, it's delicious.

Notes

Substitutes:
  • You may use instant pre-cooked rice to save on some cooking time
  • For a low carb option, use this cilantro lime cauliflower rice recipe instead.
  • You may swap the shrimps for any other protein like chicken.
  • You can serve the cilantro lime shrimp bowl cold or heated, either way. Remove tomatoes before you reheat or add them when ready to serve.
  • Use lemons if you don't have lime.
  • Frozen shrimp is also fine to use.
  • Any broth works in place of chicken broth, or water
Storage:
Place in a container and store in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. Reheat in the microwave when ready to eat. You can freeze for up to 3 months.
Nutritional facts:
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.

Nutrition

Calories: 597kcal | Carbohydrates: 81g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 212mg | Sodium: 1432mg | Potassium: 662mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 590IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 142mg | Iron: 3mg
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