Spicy shrimp in coconut sauce over rice

Heather Disarro

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Spicy shrimp in coconut sauce over rice brings an exotic twist to the simple seafood dinner. Enjoy over rice, or over some sauteed cabbage for a low-carb kick. Remove the seeds and veins of the jalapenos for a milder take kids will love.

Spicy shrimp in coconut sauce over rice

Spicy shrimp in coconut sauce over rice

Serves 4


  • 1 pound small shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 (14 ounce) can light coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, sliced (optional: Remove seeds for milder flavor)
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onion
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha chile sauce
  • 1 cup white rice
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 cup water
  • Chopped cilantro, optional


  1. In a medium to large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the garlic, jalapeno pepper, green onions and red pepper flakes.
  3. Saute for about 4 to 5 minutes until the peppers start to soften.
  4. Add the shrimp and cook for about 3 to 4 minutes until they start to turn pink.
  5. Add 2/3 cup of coconut milk, the honey and the sriracha sauce.
  6. Bring to a simmer and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes until thickened and the shrimp is cooked through.
  7. While the vegetables are sauteing, bring the rice, canola oil, water and the remaining 1 cup of coconut milk to a boil.
  8. Reduce heat to low and cover, cooking for 20 minutes until the rice is cooked through and tender.
  9. Serve hot with the shrimp sauce over the cooked rice.

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Heather Disarro
Heather is the writer behind the food blog, Heather’s Dish, and the coordinator of the beauty blog, Faces of Beauty. She and her husband live at the base of the Rocky Mountains in the Denver metro area and are constantly active, especially with their two crazy lab mixes Bunker and Keira. They had their first baby, Weston, in March 2012 and have been boundlessly blessed by him every day of his life. You can find more at Heather’s personal blogs, Heather’s Dish and Faces of Beauty or send her a tweet at @heathersdish.