Spicy Garlic Shrimp with Coconut Rice Recipe

Spicy Garlic Shrimp with Coconut Rice Recipe

How To Make Spicy Garlic Shrimp with Coconut Rice

Amazingly delicious with a special spicy kick, this spicy garlic shrimp is loaded with plump shrimp over creamy, coconut rice for a full, satisfying meal.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Marinate Time: 10 minutes
Total: 45 minutes



  • cupslong grain white rice
  • 1lbjumbo shrimp,(about 20 large shrimps)
  • 6large garlic cloves
  • cupwater
  • salt
  • 1jalapeno pepper,seeded, ribs removed, julienned
  • lime juice,(from 1 lime), or 2-inches white tender-end lemongrass, finely sliced
  • 1tbspextra-virgin olive oil
  • 5.6ozcoconut milk,(2 small cans), full fat
  • 1tspred chili powder,or red chili sauce, to taste
  • cilantro,to garnish, optional


  1. Put 1½ cups of long-grain rice, 2½ cups of water, and 1 teaspoon of salt into a medium-sized, thick-bottomed pot and bring to a boil.

  2. Cover the pot and lower the heat to the lowest setting and cook for 15 minutes.

  3. Remove from the heat and let sit, covered, for 10 minutes.

  4. While the rice cooks, pulse the garlic, water, and ½ teaspoon salt in a blender. Just a few pulses, so there are still chunks of garlic. Pour over the shrimp to marinate.

  5. Marinate for 10 minutes.

  6. Strain the water from the shrimp and garlic mixture. Add the lime juice, jalapeño, and ½ teaspoon of salt to the shrimp mixture.

  7. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in high heat in a large sauté pan. Add the shrimp. Cook for 1 minute.

  8. Add 1 small can of coconut milk. Cook for 30 seconds more, then mix in 1 teaspoon of red chili powder or sauce.

  9. When the rice is done cooking, transfer it to a large bowl. Mix in the 2nd can of coconut milk to the cooked rice. Taste and add additional salt, if needed.

  10. Serve the shrimp on rice, garnished with chopped fresh cilantro, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

The shrimp can either be peeled and deveined, with or without the tails left on, or for more flavor, leave the peels on.


  • Calories: 271.32kcal
  • Fat: 17.53g
  • Saturated Fat: 11.06g
  • Trans Fat: 0.03g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.08g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.15g
  • Carbohydrates: 7.12g
  • Fiber: 0.75g
  • Sugar: 0.39g
  • Protein: 22.53g
  • Cholesterol: 190.51mg
  • Sodium: 896.71mg
  • Calcium: 118.71mg
  • Potassium: 374.49mg
  • Iron: 2.49mg
  • Vitamin A: 109.07µg
  • Vitamin C: 10.12mg
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