Citrus Shrimp with Black Rice


Drizzled with a citrus marinade and served over a bed of nutty black rice and zesty arugula greens, this low-calorie shrimp dish is ready in less than an hour.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
4 servings


  • 2 oranges

  • 1 ⅓ cups water

  • ¾ cup uncooked black rice

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • 1 pound fresh or frozen peeled and deveined medium shrimp, thawed

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • 4 cups baby arugula

  • 1 large Orange wedges


  1. Remove 1 teaspoon zest and squeeze 1/2 cup juice from the 2 oranges; set aside. In a medium saucepan, bring the water, rice and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 30 minutes or until water is absorbed. Remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon of the orange zest and 1/4 cup of the orange juice.

  2. Meanwhile, rinse shrimp; pat dry. For marinade, in a medium bowl, combine oil, garlic, pepper, 1/2 teaspoon orange zest, 1/4 cup orange juice and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add shrimp; toss to coat. Cover with foil or plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator 10 minutes.

  3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add shrimp mixture; cook and stir 5 minutes or until shrimp are opaque. Using a slotted spoon, remove shrimp from skillet. For sauce, bring marinade to simmering. Cook 1 to 2 minutes or until marinade is slightly thickened.

  4. To serve, spoon warm rice and shrimp over arugula and drizzle with sauce. If desired, serve with orange wedges.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

290 Calories
9g Fat
29g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 3 ounces cooked shrimp, 1/2 cup rice and 1 cup arugula
Calories 290
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 27g 54%
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 183mg 61%
Vitamin A 540IU 11%
Vitamin C 20mg 22%
Folate 29mcg 7%
Sodium 580mg 25%
Calcium 115mg 9%
Iron 1mg 8%
Magnesium 99mg 24%
Potassium 543mg 12%

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.

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