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Jamaican Coconut Shrimp and Cauliflower Rice

Updated: Nov 3, 2023

This flavor-rich Coconut Shrimp and Cauliflower Rice dish is a filling, healthy dinner!


(Makes 2 servings, approx. 12 shrimp, 2 cups veggies each)



Prep Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 17 mins Total Time: 32 mins


What You Need

  • 24 raw medium shrimp, peeled, deveined, tails removed (approx. 12 oz.)

  • 2 tsp. mild Jamaican jerk seasoning

  • 2 tsp. extra-virgin organic coconut oil, divided use

  • 3 cups cauliflower rice

  • ¼ cup green onions, chopped

  • ¾ cup green (or red) bell pepper, chopped

  • ⅓ cup canned lite coconut milk

  • 1 Tbsp. fresh cilantro, chopped

  • 2 Tbsp. unsweetened shredded coconut

  • 2 wedges fresh lime (for garnish; optional)


How To Make

  1. Season shrimp with seasoning. Set aside.

  2. Heat 1 tsp. oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.

  3. Add cauliflower; cook, covered, stirring occasionally, for 4 to 6 minutes, or until cauliflower is tender. Set aside and cover to keep warm.

  4. Heat remaining 1 tsp. oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.

  5. Add green onions and bell pepper; cook, stirring frequently, for 3 to 4 minutes.

  6. Add coconut milk; cook, stirring frequently, for 1 to 2 minutes, or until most of the coconut milk is absorbed.

  7. Add shrimp; cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 to 3 minutes, or until shrimp is firm and opaque.

  8. Evenly divide cauliflower rice between two serving plates. Evenly top with shrimp, cilantro, coconut, and lime wedges (if desired).

Recipe Notes

  • Cauliflower rice may be found at your favorite grocery store.

  • To make cauliflower rice, place half a medium head of cauliflower, cut into florets, in a food processor; pulse until cauliflower is cut into pieces about the size of rice. Repeat with the other half. Place cauliflower on cheesecloth (or a heavy-duty paper towel), in small batches; squeeze dry.


Estimated Nutritional Information (per serving):

Calories 302 - Calories from Fat 144

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 16g - 25%

Saturated Fat 13g - 65%

Cholesterol 214mg - 71%

Sodium 1022mg - 43%

Total Carbohydrates 15g - 5%

Dietary Fiber 5g - 20%

Sugars 5g

Protein 27g - 54%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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