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Green Goddess Rice Bowl With Shrimp

This creamy rice bowl is made with a vegan avocado green goddess dressing that is SO fresh, healthy + delicious. Pair with shrimp or your favourite protein! Recipe is gluten-free, with vegan option available.
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword avocado, brown rice, lemon, parsley, spinach
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 cup brown rice, dry
  • Approx. 32 shrimp, thawed, tails-off, deveined
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cups baby spinach

Vegan Green Goddess Dressing:

  • 1 large avocado
  • 1 cup parsley, packed
  • 1/2 cup chives
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 lemon, juice only
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • Salt + pepper, to taste


  • Cook brown rice by rinsing rice in a sieve and transferring to a large pot. Add 2 cups water and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and let cook for about 25 minutes or until all the liquid is absorbed. Turn off heat and let steam for 10 minutes.
  • While the rice cooks, prepare the green goddess dressing by combining all dressing ingredients in a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth, adjusting seasonings as desired.
  • Next, pat shrimp dry with a paper towel and toss in olive oil. Heat a pan to med-high and cook shrimp 2 mins each side. To ensure adequate space between each shrimp, you will likely have to do this in batches. Set cooked shrimp aside in a clean bowl.
  • When the rice is ready, fold in baby spinach and stir in green goddess dressing until well-combined.
  • Serve green goddess rice mixture and top with shrimp. Enjoy!


*Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. Reheat on the stovetop (stirring frequently) or in the microwave.
  • Feel free to swap the brown rice in this recipe for another grain. This bowl would taste great with quinoa or farro, too!
  • You can also try pairing the green goddess rice with another protein. Enjoy it as a side dish to some baked or crispy salmon, or some baked chicken.
  • For a vegan option, swap the shrimp for a plant-based protein like tofu. Remember - unlike regular green goddess dressing, this one is entirely plant-based!