June 23, 2022

Shrimp Burrito Bowls

Simple and easy Shrimp Burrito Bowls made with perfectly cooked shrimp, cilantro lime rice, and all of your favorite toppings. This hearty bowl is easy to customize and comes together quickly!

Why You’ll Love These Shrimp Burrito Bowls

  • Easy – these shrimp burrito bowls could not be easier to make! just season your shrimp, prep your toppings, and then assemble your bowls!
  • Quick – shrimp takes absolutely no time to cook which means that these bowls come together quickly. With a little prep in advance you could get them on the dinner table in 15 minutes!
  • Delicious – perfectly seasoned shrimp and all of your favorite flavorful toppings make these bowls extra delicious!

shrimp seasoning

Burrito Bowl Ingredients

Shrimp: you’ll need one pound of raw peeled and deveined shrimp for this recipe.

Coconut Sugar: a little coconut sugar is used in the shrimp seasoning to help give the shrimp the perfect golden brown crust.

Lime Zest: you can’t have a burrito bowl without a little lime flavor, in my personal opinion! the lime zest in the shrimp seasoning really makes the flavor of the shrimp pop!

Spices: a combination of chipotle powder, paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper give the shrimp the best flavor.

Cilantro Lime Coconut Rice: I use my delicious cilantro lime rice recipe as the base for these burrito bowls!

Toppings: you can add whatever toppings you like to your burrito bowl to really make it your own. I’ve included some suggestions below if you need a few ideas!

Olive Oil: you’ll use a little olive oil to cook your shrimp!

shrimp with seasonings in mixing bowl

Ingredient Swaps and FAQs

  • Shrimp – don’t love shrimp? you could easily use the same seasoning rub on white fish or salmon instead.
  • Coconut sugar – you can easily swap the coconut sugar for brown sugar if you prefer.
  • Oil – swap the olive oil for avocado or coconut oil if you prefer.
  • Rice – don’t want to use white rice? swap it for brown rice or even cauliflower rice if you like!

shrimp being cooked in skillet

How to Make This Shrimp Burrito Bowl Recipe

Prep the Shrimp: Add the coconut sugar, lime zest, chipotle powder, paprika, cumin, salt and pepper to a small bowl and stir until well combined. Pat the shrimp dry and then add to a mixing bowl. Sprinkle the seasoning blend over the shrimp and toss until the shrimp are well coated.

Cook the Shrimp: Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add the olive oil to the pan and then add the seasoned shrimp. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until the shrimp is opaque and pink around the edges.

Assemble the Bowls: Start with a bed of rice and then top with the shrimp, black beans, shredded lettuce, avocado, pico, sour cream, etc.

burrito bowl ingredients

All About Toppings

Once you have the shrimp cooked and the rice prepped, all you have to do is decide on your toppings! When it comes to these burrito bowls the topping ideas are endless. Here are a few of my favorite:

  • shredded romaine lettuce
  • avocado
  • pico de gallo
  • sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • sliced radish
  • fresh cilantro
  • salsa
  • green onion or red onion

shrimp burrito bowl with topping

Ways to Prep in Advance

These shrimp burrito bowls are perfect to meal prep in advance! A little bit of prep can make assembling these bowls incredibly easy. If you want to meal prep this recipe here are a few tips:

  • Make the shrimp seasoning in advance – mix together the coconut sugar, lime zest, and spices in a small mixing bowl and then store in an air-tight container in the fridge for 2-3 days until you are ready to use.
  • Prepare the rice – I love to make a big batch of cilantro lime rice in advance to have on hand for burrito bowls. You can store the rice in the fridge for 3-5 days or freeze it!
  • Chop the veggies and toppings – that way all you have to do is make the shrimp, reheat the rice, and then pile on the toppings!

More Bowl Recipes to Love

Salmon Burrito Bowls

Turkey Burrito Bowls

Healthy Burger Bowls with Special Sauce

Slow Cooker Chipotle Beef Burrito Bowls

Honey Chipotle Chicken Bowls with Spicy Lime Tahini

Sheet Pan Chipotle Chicken Burrito Bowls

shrimp burrito bowls with toppings

I hope you give these Shrimp Burrito Bowls a try! They’re so easy to make and perfect for meal prep! If you do give this recipe a try, I want to know! Leave a comment with a star rating below. You can also snap a photo & tag @allthehealthythings on INSTAGRAM. Your reviews help support All the Healthy Things and make it possible for me to continue to create the recipes you know and love.

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Shrimp Burrito Bowls

  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican-Inspired
  • Diet: Gluten Free
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  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican-Inspired
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Ingredients

For the Shrimp

  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 teaspoon coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

For the Bowls

  • 1 batch CILANTRO LIME COCONUT RICE
  • shredded romaine lettuce
  • avocado
  • pico de gallo
  • sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • sliced radish
  • fresh cilantro

Method

  1. Prep the Shrimp: Add the coconut sugar, lime zest, chipotle powder, paprika, cumin, salt and pepper to a small bowl and stir until well combined. Pat the shrimp dry and then add to a mixing bowl. Sprinkle the seasoning blend over the shrimp and toss until the shrimp are well coated.
  2. Cook the Shrimp: Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add the olive oil to the pan and then add the seasoned shrimp. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until the shrimp is opaque and pink around the edges.
  3. Assemble the Bowls: Start with a bed of rice and then top with the shrimp, black beans, shredded lettuce, avocado, pico, sour cream, etc.

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Recipe by: Ashlea Carver / All the Healthy Things | Photography by: THE MINDFUL HAPA

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    3 comments
  1. We make these bowls once a week and never get tired of them! They are so flavorful and take less than 30 minutes from start to finish. Perfect weeknight meal for busy parents.

  2. Ashlea, you’ve done it again. This was a snap to put together and really delicious. My husband declared it “a keeper!” We both loved it. Thank you for sharing!

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