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In under 40 minutes, you can serve your family this fresh dinner option of Grilled Lime Shrimp and Vegetable Rice.

Recipe by Southern Living April 2013


Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

Recipe Summary

Makes 4 servings


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  • Preheat grill to 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat. Bring first 3 ingredients and 2/3 cup water to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat.

  • While coconut milk mixture comes to a boil, whisk together red pepper jelly, next 3 ingredients, and 1/4 cup fresh lime juice in a small bowl. Reserve 2 Tbsp. lime mixture. Combine remaining lime mixture and shrimp. Let stand 20 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, stir rice into boiling coconut milk mixture. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat, and keep covered.

  • While shrimp marinates and rice simmers, brush corn, peppers, and onion with 2 tsp. olive oil, and grill, covered with grill lid, 8 minutes or until slightly charred, turning halfway through. Remove and discard seeds from peppers; chop peppers. Cut kernels from corn cobs. Discard cobs. Chop onion. Combine peppers, corn, and onion in a bowl.

  • Remove shrimp from marinade, discarding marinade. Grill shrimp, covered with grill lid, 3 minutes on each side or just until shrimp turn pink. Remove shrimp from grill; sprinkle with 1 Tbsp. lime juice, and toss with reserved 2 Tbsp. lime mixture. Reserve half of shrimp for Lime Shrimp Rolls. Stir remaining 1 Tbsp. lime juice into rice. Stir rice mixture and herbs into grilled vegetables. Serve remaining shrimp over rice-and-vegetable mixture.

  • LEFTOVER DINNER: Lime Shrimp Rolls: Preheat oven to 375°. Coarsely chop reserved shrimp from Grilled Lime Shrimp and Vegetable Rice. Stir together 1/2 cup chopped celery, 1/3 cup mayonnaise, 1/2 tsp. lime zest, 1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice, 1/2 tsp. chopped fresh tarragon, and shrimp in a bowl. Stir together 2 Tbsp. melted butter and 1 garlic clove, pressed; spread on cut sides of 4 hot dog buns. Bake 7 to 8 minutes or until toasted. Place 1 lettuce leaf in each roll; top with shrimp mixture. Serve with lime wedges. Makes 4 servings.