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Looking for an easy shrimp recipe for dinner? This sautéed shrimp with tomato sauce, feta, rice, and vegetables will hit the spot. It’s healthy, so easy to make, and super flavourful!

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Protein-rich shrimp and tons of veggies all packed into a yummy rice bowl? It’s like all my favourite things in one!

This sautéed shrimp with tomato sauce, feta, and rice recipe is such a comforting, healthy, and easy dinner idea. I hope you love this one as much as I do.

This recipe packs in a TON of veggies in the form of spinach, mushrooms, and tomato sauce. It’s served over fibre-rich whole grains (brown rice), is high in protein from the shrimp, and gets in healthy fats in the form of olive oil.

As a dietitian, this ticks all my boxes for a healthy, nutritionally-balanced dish. Let’s get cooking!

Want more shrimp recipe inspiration? Check out my roundup of 15+ easy, healthy shrimp recipes for more ideas!

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How To Sauté Shrimp

Sautéed shrimp is one of my go-to proteins to add to any meal. They’re super quick to cook and pair well with everything. Plus, you can easily keep a bag of frozen shrimp in your freezer – they thaw in minutes!

To start, you’ll want to make sure your shrimp are thawed, deveined, and tails removed. I simply thaw shrimp by running cold water over them in a colander.

Pat the shrimp dry and then place in a bowl. Toss them in a bit of oil (I like avocado or olive oil), salt, and pepper.

Then, heat up a pan over medium-high heat. Once the pan is hot (a splash of water should sizzle on it), place the shrimp on the pan. They should be in a single layer with a bit of space between each piece.

Cook the shrimp for 1-2 minutes per side, then remove and set aside. They’ll be opaque, pink, and slightly browned when done.

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How To Store + Reheat Leftovers

Leftovers of this dish can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. To reheat – simply pop the leftovers in the microwave or warm them up on the stove.

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Recipe Modifications

Feel free to experiment with different types of whole grains instead of brown rice (try serving this over quinoa, for instance). Or, you could even serve this over pasta if you’d prefer!

You can also experiment with adding different veggies to this dish – don’t feel like you need to stick to mushrooms and spinach. Off the top of my head, I think sautéed kale, bell peppers, or carrots would taste delicious.

To make a dairy-free version of this recipe, simply omit the feta or replace it with a vegan version.

If you prefer things a little spicy, feel free to add a pinch of red pepper flakes!

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Health Benefits of Shrimp

  • An excellent source of high-quality protein – a standard 3-ounce or 85-gram serving provides 18 grams
  • A good source of micronutrients like selenium, B12, iron, phosphorus, niacin, zinc, magnesium, and iron
  • A good source of omega-3 fatty acids

Health Benefits of Tomatoes

  • Rich in micronutrients, including vitamin C, potassium, folate, and vitamin K
  • A good source of dietary fibre
  • High in antioxidants, like lycopene and beta-carotene

Health Benefits of Brown Rice

  • A fibre-rich whole grain, with 1 cup providing 3.5 grams (about 14% of your daily needs)
  • An excellent source of B-vitamins, like thiamin, niacin, B6, and pantothenic acid
  • A good source of minerals like manganese, selenium, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, zinc, and iron
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This sautéed shrimp with tomato sauce, feta, rice, and vegetables is the BEST dinner. It's healthy, so easy to make, and super flavourful!
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add brown rice to a saucepan with 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then cover, reduce heat, and let cook for about 25 minutes, or until water has absorbed. Remove from heat and allow to steam with cover on.
  • Meanwhile, heat up a large pan over medium and add 1 Tbsp of olive oil. Add minced garlic and sauté for 1 minute.
  • Add sliced mushrooms, oregano, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper to the pan and cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring regularly.
  • Next, add spinach to the pan and cook for about 2 minutes, or until wilted.
  • Pour tomato sauce over mushroom-spinach mixture. Stir and cook for a few minutes until the tomato sauce begins to bubble. Taste and adjust seasonings as desired. Set aside.
  • Heat a separate pan over medium-high heat. Toss shrimp in remaining Tbsp of olive oil, salt, and pepper. Cook shrimp on pan 1-2 minutes per side. When pink, opaque, and slightly browned, remove from pan and stir into tomato sauce mixture.
  • Serve brown rice into bowls and top with tomato-veggie-shrimp mixture. Sprinkle feta cheese over top, stir together, and enjoy hot!

Notes

*Feel free to experiment with different types of whole grains instead of brown rice (try serving this over quinoa, for instance). Or, you could even serve this over pasta if you’d prefer!
*You can also experiment with adding different veggies to this dish – don’t feel like you need to stick to mushrooms and spinach. Off the top of my head, I think sautéed kale, bell peppers, or carrots would taste delicious.
*To make a dairy-free version of this recipe, simply omit the feta or replace it with a vegan version.
*If you prefer things a little spicy, feel free to add a pinch of red pepper flakes!
*Leftovers will keep in an airtight container for 3-4 days in the fridge. Reheat in the microwave or on the stove.

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