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Caribbean Shrimp & Rice Bowl

I had a similar rice bowl on vacation and re-created this lighter version at home. It takes me back to the islands every time I make it. Try grilling the shrimp for more beachy flavor. —Lauren Katz, Ashburn, Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 medium mango, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1 package (8.8 ounces) ready-to-serve brown rice
  • 1 pound uncooked shrimp (31-40 per pound), peeled and deveined
  • 1 teaspoon Caribbean jerk seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • Lime wedges, optional


  • For avocado cream, mash avocado with sour cream and salt until smooth. In a small saucepan, combine beans, pineapple, mango and salsa; heat through, stirring occasionally. Prepare rice according to package directions.
  • Toss shrimp with jerk seasoning. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add shrimp; cook and stir until shrimp turn pink, 2-3 minutes.
  • Divide rice and bean mixture among four bowls. Top with shrimp and green onions. Serve with avocado cream and, if desired, lime wedges.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 498 calories, 14g fat (2g saturated fat), 145mg cholesterol, 698mg sodium, 62g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 9g fiber), 29g protein.

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  • muffbear74
    Apr 9, 2020

    This was a delicious mixture of tastes and textures. Not sure that the avocado cream was really necessary, but it added a nice touch.

  • Yvette
    Feb 29, 2020

    Wow!! My boyfriend surprised me with this dish and was super easy to make and all the ingredients were spot on. He made his own jerk seasoning and really gave it POW of flavor. Very happy happy with the dish and will do again!! Thank you for a wonderful recipe.

  • Holly
    Apr 19, 2018

    Despite the many layers, the flavor was lacking. I think if I make this again I will not add the entire can of black beans. The Jamaican jerk shrimp by itself was very tasty. I didn't have Jamaican jerk seasoning in a bottle but I used a recipe from genius kitchen.

  • KristiBenshoof
    Apr 26, 2017

    We really enjoyed this dish, but it did take longer to fix than indicated.

  • TheTallEntree
    Mar 23, 2017

    We liked this one! It was a nice change from the usual. Use coconut oil instead of canola for more island flavor. Does need a bit more flavor but otherwise we'll be making this again.