Shrimp Rice Bowl with Nut Sauce

Shrimp Rice Bowl with Nut Sauce

This rice bowl has it all: briny shrimp, a flavour-packed nut sauce, crunchy veggies, and a sweet kick courtesy of pineapple. Bowls are sure to empty quickly.

1 1/4 cups (310 mL) brown jasmine rice
1/4 cup (60 mL) unsalted almond butter or natural peanut butter
2 Tbsp (30 mL) coconut milk
1 in (2.5 cm) piece of ginger, grated or finely minced
1 garlic clove, grated or finely minced
1 Tbsp (15 mL) reduced sodium soy sauce
1 Tbsp (15 mL) rice vinegar
2 tsp (10 mL) Asian chili sauce, such as Sriracha
1 tsp (5 mL) honey
3 cups (750 mL) shredded red cabbage
1 large carrot, shredded
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1 Tbsp (15 mL) grapeseed oil or coconut oil
1 lb (450 g) large sustainable shrimp, shells removed
1 1/2 cups (350 mL) diced pineapple
1/4 cup (60 mL) fresh cilantro
1 lime, sliced into wedges

Place rice and 1 3/4 cups (435 mL) water in medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer covered until rice is tender, about 30 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand covered for 10 minutes. Fluff rice with fork.

To make sauce, place nut butter in small bowl and whisk in coconut milk, ginger, garlic, soy sauce, rice vinegar, chili sauce, and honey until smooth. Stir in additional coconut milk if needed to reach desired consistency. In large bowl, combine cabbage, carrot, and green onion.

Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add shrimp and cook for 2 minutes on each side, or until pink.

Divide rice among serving bowls and top with vegetables, pineapple, shrimp, and nut butter sauce. Garnish with cilantro and serve with lime wedges.

Serves 4.

Each serving contains: 542 calories; 32 g protein; 18 g total fat (4 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 64 g total carbohydrates (10 g sugars, 5 g fibre); 492 mg sodium

source: “Rice Bowls“, alive #385, November 2014

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