Curried Shrimp with Cauliflower and Chickpeas


In this delicious main dish, cauliflower is slow-cooked with curry powder and aromatic vegetables, and shrimp and chickpeas are added in towards the end of the cooking time. Served over brown basmati rice and sprinkled with cilantro and peanuts, this dish will get a thumbs up from anyone eating it!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 20 mins
8 servings


  • 5 cups cauliflower florets

  • 1 large onion, cut into 1/2-inch wedges

  • 1 cup 1/4-inch slices carrots

  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • ½ cup sliced celery

  • 2 tablespoons curry powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 2 pounds fresh or frozen medium shrimp in shells

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans no-salt-added garbanzo beans (chickpeas), rinsed and drained

  • 1 cup unsweetened light coconut milk

  • 2 ⅔ cups cooked brown basmati rice

  • ½ cup snipped fresh cilantro

  • ½ cup chopped unsalted dry roasted peanuts

  • Lime wedges


  1. In a 5- to 6-qt. slow cooker combine the cauliflower florets, onion, carrots, chicken broth, celery, curry powder, salt and cayenne pepper. Cover and cook on low 5 to 6 hours or high 2 1/2 to 3 hours.

  2. Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Peel and devein shrimp, leaving tails intact if desired. Rinse shrimp; pat dry. If using low, turn to high. Stir shrimp, beans and coconut milk into mixture in cooker. Cover and cook 30 minutes more.

  3. Serve shrimp mixture over rice. Sprinkle with cilantro and peanuts and serve with lime wedges.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

337 Calories
8g Fat
40g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Serving Size 1 1/3 cups shrimp mixture and 1/3 cup rice
Calories 337
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 40g 14%
Dietary Fiber 8g 29%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 30g 60%
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 159mg 53%
Vitamin A 2669IU 53%
Vitamin C 34mg 38%
Folate 47mcg 12%
Sodium 528mg 23%
Calcium 106mg 8%
Iron 2mg 12%
Magnesium 53mg 13%
Potassium 648mg 14%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

Related Articles