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Tumeric Mojo Shrimp w/ Coconut Rice & Herb Salad

Tumeric Shrimp Recipe Healthy Eats RVA

Posted on: November 27, 2019 by Kiryako Sharikas

This Healthy Eats recipe is brought to you by The Daily Kitchen & Bar.

If you’re looking for a well-balanced, tasty meal, definitely consider trying this one at home!

Shrimp Nutritional Facts: It’s low-calorie and high-protein with more than 20 different vitamins and minerals. In 3 ounces, you’ll find 48% of your Selenium Reference Daily Intake (RDI) and 21% of your B12 RDI. Shrimp is also a great source of iodine, omega-6, and omega-3.

Good Read: Why is Tumeric Good For You?


  • 1 pound peeled, deveined shrimp
  • 1 orange juiced
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp turmeric


  1. Mix orange juice, lime juice, lemon juice, turmeric and salt in a bowl.
  2. Add in shrimp and set aside
  3. When the rice and salad are complete, either on a grill or in a saute pan on high heat cook the shrimp through on both sides.

Tip: How to Properly Cook Shrimp

Coconut Rice Ingredients

  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 Tbsp diced garlic
  • 2 Tbsp diced shallot
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • ¼ cup shredded coconut
  • 1 tsp butter

Coconut Rice Directions

  1. In a saucepan over medium-high heat melt butter with shallot and garlic until garlic softens and is fragrant.
  2. Add in basmati rice and stir well to toast. Stir once or twice every 15-20 seconds to keep the garlic from burning.
  3. Once the rice begins to brown slightly add cinnamon, cumin, and water.
  4. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to the lowest setting and put the lid on saucepot.
  5. Cook without disturbing for 20 minutes then turn the heat off and mix in shredded coconut.

Herb Salad Ingredients

  • ¼ cup picked mint leaves
  • 1 bunch cilantro picked for leaves (some stem is fine)
  • 1 bunch parsley picked for leaves (some stem is fine)
  • ¼ scallions sliced thin
  • Dill, microgreens, and thyme are optional but tasty

Herb Salad Directions

  1. Chop all ingredients
  2. Mix all ingredients together and sprinkle over top the final dish.

Learn more healthy recipes and nutritional facts at our Healthy Eats section.