This blackened shrimp salad bowl is big and bold in flavor and makes for a low-calorie meal packed with shrimp, brown rice, corn, crisp bell pepper, black beans, and avocado. Easy to create with ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen/pantry. If you prefer to serve burrito-style, just heat up some flour tortillas and wrap it all up. Either way, it's delish!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
50 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Rice:
Shrimp:
Corn Salad:
Greek Yogurt Avocado-Cilantro Dressing:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Combine water and dirty rice mix in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cover. Cook until water is absorbed, about 45 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff rice with a fork and set aside until needed.

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  • While rice is cooking, combine shrimp, chili powder, paprika, cumin, onion powder, salt, and black pepper in a bowl.

  • Heat oil in a medium cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp and cook until no longer pink, about 2 minutes per side.

  • Mix corn, red bell pepper, cilantro, lime juice, and olive oil together in a bowl to make corn salad.

  • Combine avocado, cilantro, yogurt, garlic, olive oil, salt, and black pepper in a food processor. Pulse until dressing is smooth.

  • Assemble bowls by dividing cooked rice, cooked shrimp, corn salad, black beans, and sliced avocado evenly. Drizzle with dressing and garnish with lime wedges.

Cook's Notes:

Add more oil (or water) a little bit at a time to the dressing if you desire a smoother consistency.

If prepping in advance, add sliced avocado and dressing just before serving.

Nutrition Facts

696 calories; protein 32.5g 65% DV; carbohydrates 61.8g 20% DV; fat 39.3g 61% DV; cholesterol 175.4mg 59% DV; sodium 2032.1mg 81% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2018
DEFINITELY RECOMMEND. Really flavorful and easy. I made it exactly as directed and it was spicy but not too hot. My kids loved it and there were no leftovers. We had to add some milk to the dressing to get it think enough to pour. next time I will use two cans of beans because we were wanting more. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2018
DEFINITELY RECOMMEND. Really flavorful and easy. I made it exactly as directed and it was spicy but not too hot. My kids loved it and there were no leftovers. We had to add some milk to the dressing to get it think enough to pour. next time I will use two cans of beans because we were wanting more. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2020
I made this tonight for dinner and not only was it delicious and flavorful but it actually looked just like the picture. I did a slight modification to the dressing and added more yogurt and oil to give it a creamier consistency because it was a little too thick. I think some chopped tomatoes would have been good in it too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2020
I used cubed tofu instead of shrimp. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2019
This was a big hit everyone loved it. Will be making again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2019
Deeeeelicious and quite satisfying! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2020
So good! Each component of this dish would be delicious alone. But together, like an ensemble cast in a movie in which each actor elevates the other actors, each part of this recipe makes every other part better. In particular, the corn salad, blackened shrimp, and avocado dressing are A list superstars. Even pedestrian brown jasmine rice becomes special when surrounded by everything else. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2020
Fantastic! I put it all on one big platter and it was beautiful. Delicious and well-balanced. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2019
This was amazing especially with the avacado-yoghurt sauce. I made the dirty rice from scratch and mixed the veggies and beans into it but that was the only change. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2020
Couldn't find any dirty rice. Shelves empty at the store. Used brown rice and was still delicious. Read More