Fish, Main Dish, Recipes

Shrimp Fajita Bowls with Cilantro-Lime Rice

Shrimp Fajita Bowls are a tasty and easy dinner that the entire family will enjoy!

If you have leftover Cilantro-Lime Rice, pair it with our Shrimp Fajita Bowls the next night to continue putting delicious meals on your table. Neither my husband nor I am home until nearly 5:00 p.m. every evening, so it’s important for us to get a meal quickly created. We have two teen boys who are starving by supper!

Shrimp Fajita Bowls with Cilantro-Lime Rice

Prep Work for Shrimp Fajita Bowls

If you want to save even more time for this meal, I recommend chopping your onions and peppers the night before. Place them in a baggie with your shrimp and seasonings. The added bonus is that they’ll marinate and add a more intense flavor.

I love using these Reusable Silicone Food Storage Bags for marinating. They are food grade silicone which contains NO BPA, NO PVC, NO Phthalates, NO Petroleum, is Plastic Free & Latex Free. It’s one little way our family is becoming more eco-friendly!

Shrimp Fajita Bowls with Cilantro-Lime Rice

One of my favorite features of this bowl the variety of flavors you’ll taste in each bite. I also love the bright colors from the peppers and green of the cilantro.

Bell peppers are full of antioxidants and vitamins, making them a tasty part of a healthy diet. Did you know that one medium-size bell pepper provides 169% of your recommended daily intake of Vitamin C? That’s more than an orange — they’re around 18%!

The peppers are also packing a healthy dose of Vitamin B6 (important for the creation of red blood cells), Vitamin K1 (blood clotting & bone health), Folate/B9 (cell growth & metabolism), Vitamin E (healthy nerves & muscles), and Potassium (blood pressure support, cardiovascular health, & more).

With two growing teen boys, I try to incorporate peppers into our meals as much as possible. We love them grilled with mushrooms, onions, eggplant, and squash, too.

Give this meal a try with your family – I know they’ll be asking for it time and time again! If you try it out, be sure to stop by and let us know how it turned out.

Shrimp Fajita Bowls with Cilantro-Lime Rice

Shrimp Fajita Bowls

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Shrimp Fajita Bowls are a tasty and easy dinner that the entire family will enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 2 T. extra virgin olive oil (+ more, if needed)
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium yellow pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium orange bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1 lbs. shrimp, peeled and de-veined
  • 1 t. ground cumin
  • 1 t. chili powder
  • ½ t. garlic powder
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Additional cilantro and lime wedges, for serving

Instructions

Add the cooked rice, lime juice, lime zest, ground cumin, and cilantro to a large bowl. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine. Cover to keep warm and set aside.

Add two tablespoons olive oil to a large skillet set over medium heat.

Add the bell peppers and red onion. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables soften and develop a bit of color, approximately 10 minutes.

Transfer the veggies to a plate and add the shrimp to the skillet. (Add a little more olive oil, if necessary). Sprinkle with ground cumin, chili powder, and garlic powder. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and cook just until the shrimp turns opaque, approximately 3-4 minutes. Do not overcook.

To serve, divide the seasoned rice between four serving bowls and top each bowl with the cooked vegetables and shrimp. Garnish with additional cilantro and lime wedges, if desired.

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 240Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 239mgSodium: 1245mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 27g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 12/11/2019


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