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Spicy Sriracha Shrimp

Spicy Sriracha Grilled Shrimp With Whole Grain Red Rice

Grilled shrimp basted in a lemon garlic Sriracha sauce served over a bed of whole-grain red rice. Delicious and healthy southern eats!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten free, seafood
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 193kcal
Author Amee


  • For the rice:
  • 2 onions finely diced
  • 6 oz tomato paste
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 ½ cups whole grain brown rice
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 8 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • For the shrimp:
  • 1 lb shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha sauce
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice plus extra for squeezing onto shrimp
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp lemongrass paste
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ tsp garlic salt
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise


  • First prepare the rice.
  • In a large saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add onions and sauté until soft.
  • Add the tomato paste, water, salt, pepper, sugar, and olive oil. Bring to a full boil, whisking a few times to mix in the tomato paste.
  • Add rice, bring to a second boil, then reduce heat to low and cover.
  • Keep covered, without peeking, and simmer for 20 minutes, until liquid is all absorbed.
  • Now prepare the shrimp.
  • Preheat the grill to medium heat.
  • Place shrimp on skewers and drizzle with a little olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • Set aside to make the sauce.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together Sriracha, lemon juice, lemon zest, lemongrass paste, 1 tbsp olive oil, garlic salt and mayo until blended.
  • Separate the sauce into two small bowls.
  • Grill shrimp 2-3 minutes per side, until bright pink, making sure not to overcook and baste with half of the sauce.
  • Serve over rice and drizzle skewers with remaining sauce when serving.


*Nutrition information is for prepared grilled shrimp.  The rice recipe makes 8 servings.  One serving of rice adds 285 calories, 35 grams of carbohydrates, 4 grams of protein, and 15 grams of fat.


Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 289mg | Sodium: 1156mg | Potassium: 91mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 164mg | Iron: 2mg