Curry Shrimp Bowl

Get ready to indulge in a delicious Curry Shrimp Bowl that is not only quick and easy to prepare but also bursting with delightful flavors. Whether you’re looking for a satisfying lunch or a fuss-free dinner option, this recipe has got you covered.

The Curry Shrimp Bowl is a delightful combination of succulent shrimp, aromatic curry, and a medley of fresh vegetables, all nestled on a bed of fluffy rice. It’s a complete meal that offers a symphony of tastes and textures in every bite. Plus, if you’re watching your carb intake, you can easily substitute the rice with cauliflower rice for a lighter option.

There’s a lot to love about this Curry Shrimp Bowl. From the moment you take your first bite, you’ll be captivated by the harmonious blend of flavors. The succulent shrimp, infused with aromatic curry, provides a savory and slightly spicy kick.

The combination of fresh vegetables adds a delightful crunch and a burst of vibrant colors to your bowl. The creaminess of avocado, the earthiness of sesame seeds, and the freshness of cilantro all come together to create a symphony of flavors.

Why You’ll Love This Curry Shrimp Bowl

  • Bursting with Flavor: The combination of succulent shrimp and aromatic yellow curry creates a flavor profile that is both savory and slightly spicy. The curry seasoning infuses the shrimp with a delightful taste, while the fresh vegetables, avocado, sesame seeds, and cilantro add layers of complementary flavors. Each bite is a symphony of deliciousness that will leave you wanting more.
  • Quick and Easy: With a total prep time of just 15 minutes and a quick cook time of 6 minutes for the shrimp and 15 to 20 minutes for the rice, this recipe is perfect for those busy days when you want a satisfying meal without spending hours in the kitchen. It’s a convenient option for both lunch and dinner, allowing you to enjoy a flavorful and wholesome meal in no time.

Ingredients You Need To Make This Curry Shrimp Bowl

  • Rice
  • Avocado
  • Sesame seeds
  • Cilantro
  • Yum, yum sauce
  • Snow peas
  • English cucumber
  • Shrimp
  • Yellow curry mix
  • Salt
  • Olive oil

How To Make This Curry Shrimp Bowl

  1. Cook the rice and prepare the veggies. I like to sauté the snow peas, you
    can eat them fresh as well. 
  2. Clean the shrimp and toss them in the curry seasoning. 
  3. Add the olive oil to a large skillet and place over medium heat. 
  4. Cook each side of the shrimp for approx. 3 minutes.
  5. Remove and sprinkle with salt. 
  6. Build your bowl to your liking and enjoy! 

Is This Curry Shrimp Bowl Dairy Free and Gluten Free?

This recipe is already gluten and dairy free – yay!

Commonly Asked Questions

How do you thicken curry?

To thicken curry, there are several methods you can use.

One approach is to let the sauce simmer and reduce, allowing the liquid to evaporate and naturally thicken the curry.

Another option is to use a roux, a mixture of equal parts fat (usually butter) and flour, which is cooked until golden brown and then whisked into the curry to thicken the sauce.

Alternatively, you can create a slurry by mixing a starch (like cornstarch or arrowroot powder) with a liquid (such as water or broth) and adding it to the curry.

Coconut milk or yogurt can be incorporated to both thicken the sauce and provide creaminess.

Additionally, cashew or almond paste can be blended and stirred into the curry for added thickness and richness.

Remember to adjust the seasoning as you thicken the curry, starting with small amounts of thickening agents and gradually adding more if needed, as it is easier to add thickness than to undo an overly thickened curry.

Does coconut milk thicken curry?

Yes, coconut milk can indeed thicken curry. Coconut milk is naturally creamy and contains a higher fat content, which contributes to its ability to thicken sauces and curries. When added to a curry, coconut milk not only enhances the flavor but also imparts a rich and velvety texture. As the curry simmers, the coconut milk blends with the other ingredients, reducing slightly and thickening the sauce. The fats in the coconut milk help to emulsify and bind the ingredients together, resulting in a luscious and thickened curry. It’s important to note that the thickness of the curry will depend on the consistency of the coconut milk used. Full-fat coconut milk tends to be thicker and richer, while light coconut milk will yield a slightly thinner sauce. Adjusting the amount of coconut milk and simmering time can help you achieve your desired level of thickness. Whether you’re making a Thai curry, an Indian curry, or any other variation, coconut milk is an excellent addition for both flavor and texture.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

This Curry Shrimp Bowl offers a well-rounded meal with a good balance of protein, vegetables, and healthy fats. Shrimp is a lean source of protein, and the fresh vegetables like snow peas and cucumber provide essential vitamins and minerals. Avocado adds a creamy texture and heart-healthy fats.

It’s a satisfying and nourishing meal that will keep you energized and satisfied.

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Curry Shrimp Bowl

I love bowls and these curry shrimp bowls have so much flavor. This bowl comes together quickly and are perfect for a quick but satisfying lunch and dinner.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 servings


  • measuring spoons/cups
  • Skillet
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Stove Top


  • 2 cups Cooked Rice
  • Avocado sliced
  • sesame seeds
  • fresh cilantro
  • yum yum sauce for topping
  • snow peas
  • English cucumber sliced thin
  • 1 lb shrimp cleaned
  • 2 tsp yellow curry mix
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil.


  • Cook the rice and prepare the veggies. I like to sauté the snow peas, you
can eat them fresh as well.
  • Clean the shrimp and toss them in the curry seasoning.
  • Add the olive oil to a large skillet and place over medium heat.
  • Cook each side of the shrimp for approx. 3 minutes.
  • Remove and sprinkle with salt.
  • Build your bowl to your liking and enjoy!


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