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Bang Bang Shrimp Rice Bowl

This bang bang shrimp rice bowl is more than just a meal—it’s a symphony of flavors and textures. Every bite is a perfect harmony of savory and spicy, creating an irresistible blend that tickles the palate.

Two white bowls filled with prepared rice. The rice is topped with sliced strawberries, sliced avocado, and edamame. In the center of each bowl is a mound of shrimp covered in a peach colored sauce.

Bang Bang Shrimp Rice Bowl with cucumber, edamame, strawberries, avocado, and lime is a culinary journey with its bold flavors, vibrant colors, and health-conscious twist, this dish is a testament to the endless possibilities of fusion cuisine. Whether enjoyed as a quick and satisfying weeknight meal or showcased as the star of a dinner party, this rice bowl is sure to leave a lasting impression on all who have the pleasure of indulging in its delights. So, roll up your sleeves, unleash your inner chef, and prepare to embark on a flavor-filled adventure unlike any other!

Two white bowls filled with shrimp, white rice, cucumber, avocado, strawberries, and edamame.

Bang Bang Shrimp Rice Bowl: Cucumber, Edamame, Strawberries & Avocado with Zesty Lime

We’ve crafted a tantalizing dish that combines the crispiness of bang bang shrimp with the freshness of a variety of vegetables and the creamy richness of avocado. The bang bang shrimp rice bowl is more than just a meal—it’s a symphony of flavors and textures. By drizzling the crispy shrimp with a spicy, creamy bang bang sauce and serving over a bed of fluffy rice, every bite is a perfect harmony of savory and spicy, creating an irresistible blend that tickles the palate.

Incorporating cucumbers and edamame adds a delightful crunch and a burst of freshness, complementing the shrimp’s tenderness. Introducing strawberries to the mix brings a unique, sweet twist that pairs beautifully with the savory components of the dish. The creamy avocado slices add a velvety texture and are a rich source of healthy fats, while the splash of lime juice imparts a zesty bright finish, tying all the flavors together.

Our bang bang shrimp rice bowl is not only flavorful but also boasts a colorful presentation that is as pleasing to the eye as it is to the taste buds. It is an easy-to-make meal that provides a nutritious balance of protein, vegetables, and grains, perfect for a healthy lifestyle. This dish is adaptable for a quick weeknight dinner or an impressive option for entertaining guests.

A wide, white bowl filled with shrimp, rice, strawberries, sliced cucumber, edamame, and sliced avocado.

Bang Bang Shrimp Rice Bowl Overview

We’ve combined the zest of flavorful bang bang sauce with fresh ingredients like cucumber, edamame, strawberries, avocado, and lime to create a delectable Bang Bang Shrimp Rice Bowl. It’s not only bursting with flavor, but also strikes an impressive balance between nutrition and indulgence.

Key Ingredients

  • Shrimp: Fresh or frozen, these are the star of the bowl, providing high-quality protein and a tender bite.
  • Rice: Serves as a base, offering a neutral backdrop for the bold flavors.
  • Bang Bang Sauce: A spicy, creamy sauce that unifies and enhances the other components in the bowl.
  • Cucumber & Edamame: Add a refreshing crunch and contribute to the bowl’s veggie content.
  • Strawberries & Avocado: They infuse the dish with color, sweetness, and creaminess.
  • Lime: A squeeze of lime juice brings a necessary tang, brightening up the overall palate.

Nutritional Value

  • Lean Protein: The shrimp provide lean protein, important for muscle repair and satiety.
  • Fiber: Ingredients like avocado and edamame add fiber, which aids digestion.
  • Vitamins: Strawberries contribute vitamin C, while cucumbers provide hydration and additional vitamins.
  • Healthy Fats: Avocados bring in healthy fats, which are crucial for heart health and nutrient absorption.

Preparing the Bang Bang Sauce

Crafting the perfect Bang Bang Sauce is a straightforward process. We combine select ingredients for a unique taste that’s creamy with just the right amount of kick, essential for complementing our Bang Bang Shrimp Rice Bowl.

For the Rice

  • 2 cups cooked long grain white rice or (jasmine or basmati) cook according to package instructions.

Sauce Ingredients

Our Bang Bang Sauce begins with these fundamental components:

  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 3 Tablespoons Sweet Chili Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Sriracha: Provides heat; you can adjust according to your preference for spiciness.
  • 1 teaspoon Honey (optional): For a hint of natural sweetness, if desired.
  • A squeeze of lime juice

Mixing Instructions

  1. Combine: In a mixing bowl, we add the mayonnaise, sweet chili sauce, Sriracha, honey (if using), and lime juice.
  2. Whisk: We whisk these ingredients together until the mixture is smooth and the color is consistent.
  3. Taste and Adjust: After whisking, we taste our sauce and, if necessary, fine-tune it. More Sriracha can be added for heat, or additional honey for sweetness.
  4. Refrigerate: Once our sauce meets our approval, we chill it. This allows the flavors to meld together beautifully, creating a sauce that’s both bold and harmonious.

For the Shrimp:

  • 1 pound raw large shrimp, shelled, deveined, patted dry
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • Fresh cracked pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • smoked paprika
  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat with 1-2 tablespoons olive oil. Add the shrimp and seasonings. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, until they are pink and cooked through.

For the Vegetables & Fruit:

  • 1 Cucumber: Thinly sliced.
  • 1 cup Edamame: Ensure they’re thawed if using frozen.
  • 1 pint Strawberries: Hull and slice for a pop of sweetness.
  • Avocado: Slice just before serving to prevent browning.
  • 2 limes
  • bunch of cilantro for garnish

Assembling the Rice Bowl

In our creation of the quintessential Bang Bang Shrimp Rice Bowl, it’s essential that each layer contributes to a symphony of flavors and textures. We’ll walk through preparing the rice, arranging the colorful array of vegetables, avocado and strawberries, and finally topping it off with succulent shrimp.

Rice Preparation

First, we start with a base of freshly steamed rice. We prefer to use jasmine or basmati for their fragrant and fluffy qualities, which make them ideal foundations for our bowl. The rice should be cooked according to the package instructions to ensure it’s perfectly tender.

  • Cooking Rice: Follow the 1:2 ratio of rice to water and simmer until the water is absorbed and the rice is tender. Let it cool slightly.

Vegetable and Avocado Add-ins

Next, let’s brighten our bowl with an assortment of vegetables and creamy avocado. Crisp cucumber and edamame beans provide a crunchy contrast to the soft rice. We then add vibrant, red strawberries for a touch of sweetness and finish with rich sliced avocado for a smooth texture.

  • 1 Cucumber: Thinly sliced.
  • 1 cup Edamame: Ensure they’re thawed if using frozen.
  • 1 pint Strawberries: Hull and slice for a pop of sweetness.
  • Avocado: Slice just before serving to prevent browning.

Adding the Shrimp

The star of the show, Bang Bang Shrimp, should be crisp and coated with a zesty sauce. For an extra flavor kick, season shrimp with salt pepper and smoky paprika. Once cooked to a golden perfection, drizzle the Bang Bang sauce with its creamy, spicy goodness.

To serve, create a bed of the prepared rice, arrange the vegetable and avocado add-ins, and then top with the saucy shrimp. Now, our Bang Bang Shrimp Rice Bowl is ready to enjoy.

Serving and Presentation

When we serve our Bang Bang Shrimp Rice Bowl, the artful arrangement on the plate is almost as important as the combination of flavors and textures. A well-presented bowl turns this easy meal into an attractive and appetizing dish. Let’s make sure our bowls look as good as they taste!

Firstly, we’ll start with a base of warm, fluffy rice. It’s the canvas for our vibrant ingredients, and we’ll arrange it neatly at the bottom of the bowl.

On top of the rice, we’ll place the Bang Bang Shrimp. The sauce should be just enough to coat the shrimp – never drown them – to ensure every bite is bursting with flavor, not drenched.

Next, we add the vegetables in sections for a rainbow presentation:

  • Thinly sliced cucumbers for a crisp, fresh crunch
  • Steamed edamame offering a tender bite and bright green pop
  • Finely diced strawberries for a sweet and tangy contrast
  • Creamy avocado slices for a rich, smooth texture

Each ingredient should have its own place in the bowl, showcasing their unique colors and shapes. This also ensures a bit of every element in each forkful.

To finish, we’ll garnish with a squeeze of lime for zesty brightness and a sprinkle of cilantro, if desired. It’s these final touches that elevate the dish.

Serve immediately to enjoy the harmony of warm and cool, the balance of savory and sweet, and the symphony of textures. With each bite, we revel in a flavorful and healthful experience that’s as pleasant to the palate as it is to the eye.

Overhead view of a white bowl filled with shrimp, avocado, strawberries, and cucumber.

What are the main ingredients needed for a Bang Bang shrimp rice bowl?

The fundamental components for this dish include succulent shrimp, steamed rice, and fresh vegetables such as cucumber, edamame, strawberries, avocado, and lime. The dish is brought together with a distinctive Bang Bang sauce, adding a burst of flavor.

How can I make a healthy version of Bang Bang sauce?

To create a healthier Bang Bang sauce, we suggest using Greek yogurt or light mayonnaise as a base, mixed with chili sauce, a hint of honey for sweetness, and sriracha for some heat. This lighter version maintains the flavorful impact without excessive calories.

How many calories are usually in a Bang Bang shrimp rice bowl with cucumber, edamame, strawberries, avocado, and lime?

The calorie content can vary widely depending on the preparation of the sauce and the portion sizes but is typically around 500 to 700 calories per bowl. Incorporating fresh vegetables and using a healthier sauce version can help keep the calorie count in check for a nourishing meal.

If you LOVE this Bang Bang Shrimp Rice Bowl recipe, try these Shrimp Street Tacos OR this Hawaiian Shrimp Kabobs recipe!

Shrimp and sliced cucumber over white rice in a white bowl.



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This bang bang shrimp rice bowl is more than just a meal—it's a symphony of flavors and textures. Every bite is a perfect harmony of savory and spicy.

Bang Bang Shrimp Rice Bowl

Yield: About 4 bowls

This bang bang shrimp rice bowl is more than just a meal—it's a symphony of flavors and textures. Every bite is a perfect harmony of savory and spicy.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked long grain white rice or (jasmine or basmati)

Bang Bang Sauce

  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 3 Tablespoons Sweet Chili Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Sriracha: Provides heat; you can adjust according to your preference for spiciness.
  • 1 teaspoon Honey (optional): For a hint of natural sweetness, if desired.
  • A squeeze of lime juice

For the Shrimp:

  • 1 pound raw large shrimp, shelled, deveined, patted dry
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • Fresh cracked pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • smoked paprika

For the Vegetables & Fruit:

  • 1 Cucumber: Thinly sliced.
  • 1 cup Edamame: Ensure they're thawed if using frozen.
  • 1 pint Strawberries: Hull and slice for a pop of sweetness.
  • Avocado: Slice just before serving to prevent browning.
  • 2 limes
  • bunch of cilantro for garnish

Instructions

Prepare the sauce

  1. Combine: In a mixing bowl, we add the mayonnaise, sweet chili sauce, Sriracha, honey (if using), and lime juice.
  2. Whisk: We whisk these ingredients together until the mixture is smooth and the color is consistent.
  3. Taste and Adjust: After whisking, we taste our sauce and, if necessary, fine-tune it. More Sriracha can be added for heat, or additional honey for sweetness.
    Refrigerate: Once our sauce meets our approval, we chill it. This allows the flavors to meld together beautifully, creating a sauce that's both bold and harmonious.

For the shrimp

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat with 1-2 tablespoons olive oil. Add the shrimp and seasonings. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, until they are pink and cooked through.

Assembling the Rice Bowl

  1. Place rice neatly at the bottom of the bowl.
  2. On top of the rice, we'll place the Bang Bang Shrimp. The sauce should be just enough to coat the shrimp - never drown them - to ensure every bite is bursting with flavor, not drenched.
  3. Next, we add the fruit anf vegetables in sections for a rainbow presentation.
  4. To finish, we'll garnish with a squeeze of lime for zesty brightness and a sprinkle of cilantro, if desired.
Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1 bowl
Amount Per Serving Calories 514Total Fat 30gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 24gCholesterol 16mgSodium 518mgCarbohydrates 58gFiber 2gSugar 26gProtein 6g

Nutrition data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix, and should only be used as a general guideline. This information is provided as a courtesy and there is no guarantee that the information will be completely accurate.

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This bang bang shrimp rice bowl is more than just a meal—it's a symphony of flavors and textures. Every bite is a perfect harmony of savory and spicy.

This bang bang shrimp rice bowl is more than just a meal—it's a symphony of flavors and textures. Every bite is a perfect harmony of savory and spicy.

Bang Bang Shrimp Rice Bowl
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