Healthy Meal Prep
Lemongrass Shrimp and Rice Recipe

Lemongrass Shrimp and Rice


This Asian-inspired shrimp and rice bowl includes snow peas, edamame, and a special coconut milk-based sauce scented with lemongrass and lime.


  • 1 (14 ounce) can coconut milk
  • 2 limes, zested and juiced
  • 3 4- to 6-inch lemon grass stalks, ends removed and coarsely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 1 large shallot, coarsely chopped
  • 1 ½ pounds uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 cups uncooked brown rice
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 (10 ounce) package shelled, cooked edamame
  • 1 (6 ounce) package snow peas


  1. Combine coconut milk, lime juice, lime zest, lemon grass, garlic, and shallot in a blender. Puree until smooth.
  2. Refrigerate 1 1/4 cups of the puree for later use. Pour the rest into a large bowl; add shrimp. Cover and refrigerate until shrimp is marinated, 2 to 3 hours.
  3. Bring brown rice and water to a boil in a saucepan while shrimp marinate. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until rice is tender and liquid has been absorbed, 45 to 50 minutes.
  4. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add edamame and snow peas; saute until tender but still crispy, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the 1 1/4 cups of reserved puree and bring to a simmer.
  5. Add shrimp and marinade to the sauce in the skillet; cook until shrimp are firm and no longer pink, 8 to 10 minutes. Serve over the cooked rice.

Add comment

Nutritional Information

Lemongrass Shrimp and Rice

Servings Per Recipe: 6
Calories: 510.1
% Daily Value *
protein: 53 %
carbohydrates: 19 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 18 %
fat: 30 %
saturated fat: 67 %
cholesterol: 58 %
vitamin a iu: 13 %
niacin equivalents: 90 %
vitamin b6: 36 %
vitamin c: 47 %
folate: 14 %
calcium: 11 %
iron: 44 %
magnesium: 61 %
potassium: 19 %
sodium: 9 %
thiamin: 38 %
calories from fat:
percent of calories from carbs:
percent of calories from fat:
percent of calories from protein:
percent of calories from sat fat:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018,
ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved