Fiesta Shrimp Grain Bowl

This simple, tasty and healthy meal combines a fiber-filled whole grain, veggies and protein, as well as healthy fats and robust flavor. It’s perfect for a weeknight! Don’t let the long list of ingredients scare you off: almost half of them are spices. For faster shopping time, use any grain or vegetable already in your kitchen.

Watch the instructional video and read the recipe below it for a healthy, savory meal!



  • 1 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt


  • 1 pound large peeled, deveined shrimp
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  • ¼ large red onion, diced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, diced
  • ¼ cup corn, frozen or fresh
  • ½ cup tomatoes, diced


  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 small avocado, cubed
  • ¼ cup cheddar cheese, shredded (optional)
  • Dollop of sour cream or plain Greek yogurt (optional)
  • 1-2 teaspoons of Sriracha (optional)


  • In a rice cooker, combine 2 cups water with the brown rice. Once cooked, stir in cilantro, olive oil, lime juice and salt.

    Next, in a large bowl, combine shrimp, olive oil, lime juice and spices and mix until evenly coated. Warm a grill pan or sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add shrimp and cook 2-3 minutes per side, until pink. Remove shrimp and set aside.

    Lower heat to medium, and add more olive oil and red onion to the pan. Sauté for a few minutes and then add red bell pepper, corn and tomato (or leave tomato raw).

    To assemble, rewarm seasoned rice and place in a bowl along with veggies and shrimp. Top with cilantro, avocado and any optional toppings. Enjoy!