These flavorful Shrimp Fajita Bowls are a healthy vegetarian meal ready in minutes.
Fajita Bowls are so much fun to eat. And this recipe is ready in about 30 minutes, which includes cooking the brown rice.
Just get the rice going by boiling it or use your pressure cooker if you prefer. Then chop your ingredients and start cooking. Everything should finish up about the same time.
Perfect for Meatless Monday or Fajita Friday (that’s a thing right?) okay, how about Lenten Fridays instead.
Shrimp Fajita Bowls
- 2 tablespoons 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)
- 1 pounds shrimp (peeled and deveined)
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- Kosher salt and black pepper (to taste)
- 4 cups prepared plain brown rice or cilantro lime rice (recipe below)
- chopped cilantro and lime wedges (for serving)
- Start preparing the rice for the Cilantro Lime Rice (see recipe below). Then cut ingredients and prepare vegetables and shrimp. Everything should be done about the same time.
- 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. Sauté until the vegetables soften and develop a bit of color, stirring occasionally, about 7-10 minutes.
- Remove peppers and onions from skillet and add the shrimp. 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, about 3-4 minutes. Do not overcook.
- To serve, divide the 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!
Cilantro Lime Rice
- 1 1/2 cups brown rice
- 1 fresh lime
- 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro (chopped)
- salt and black pepper (to taste)
- In a large sauce pan, combine the rice with 4-5 cups of water. Bring to a boil then reduce to medium low for 25 minutes. Taste a few grains for tenderness. When rice is cooked to your preference, drain remaining water.
- While rice is cooking zest and juice the lime and chop the cilantro.
- Fluff cooked rice with a fork and stir in fresh lime juice, lime zest, and cilantro. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
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