Orange Shrimp Quinoa Bowl

Orange Shrimp Quinoa Bowl
Photo by Brian Wetzstein

A perfect mix of textures and tangy, spicy and sweet flavors, this dish packs a powerful nutritious punch and makes a great lunch or dinner. Shrimp supplies lean protein, vitamin B12, phosphorus and selenium, while quinoa contributes protein, fiber, magnesium and phosphorus. Combined with the calcium and vitamin D in fortified Florida Orange Juice (FLOJ), these foods work in harmony to promote bone health. Protein, magnesium and selenium also play an important role in keeping the immune system healthy.

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SERVINGS: 4
SERVING SIZE: 560 grams
PREP TIME: 15 minutes
COOKING TIME: 20 minutes

Ingredients

1 cup Florida Orange Juice, fortified optional
2 cups water
1 cup quinoa
1 tablespoon Sriracha or hot sauce
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon soy sauce
¼ cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon white miso
1½ pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
1 bell pepper (red, yellow, or orange), diced
1 English cucumber, sliced into half-moons
3 scallions, sliced up to dark green part
1 avocado, sliced
1 teaspoon sesame seeds
2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped

Instructions

Bring water to a boil in pot. Add quinoa, reduce to simmer, cover and cook for 15 minutes. Fluff with fork. While quinoa is cooking, whisk together FLOJ, Sriracha, honey, soy sauce, ¼ cup vegetable oil, lime juice and miso in a bowl. Remove half and set aside. Add shrimp to remaining half and marinate for 15 minutes. Heat large skillet over medium-high heat and add 2 tablespoons oil. Season shrimp with salt and pepper, then add shrimp to skillet and sauté, cooking approximately 2 minutes per side until pink and cooked through. Place ½ cup quinoa in bowl and top with pepper, cucumber, scallions, avocado and shrimp. Drizzle with dressing that was set aside. Garnish with sesame seeds and cilantro.

NUTRITION PER SERVING: 532 calories, 23g total fat, 3g saturated fat, 274mg cholesterol, 589g sodium, 40g carbohydrate, 7g fiber, 8g sugar, 42g protein, 1,073mg potassium, 622mg phosphorus

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Abbie Gellman, MS, RD, CDN, is a New York City-based registered dietitian and chef. Check out her site and blog at Culinary Nutrition Cuisine, and connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.


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