Sesame Shrimp with Asian Greens Rice Bowls | foodiecrush.com

You’re right there with me, aren’t you? Please say yes.

All the new year resolutions are in full swing. Exercise more. Be kind. Take 10,000 steps. Drink less wine. Drink more water. Get organized. Have better life balance. And of course, eat better—and healthier.

But will those (re)solutions turn into actual habits? Yes. Yes they can.

Let’s do this together, okay?

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Okay, hold the phone. This doesn’t look like shrimp! Here’s the story…

I normally eat a pretty dang healthy lunch. It typically consists of salad fixings or leftover veggies as the base for one of these spicy Morningstar buffalo chick patties (totally vegetarian and I’m pretty much devoted) toasted in the toaster oven and chopped over whatever else I can scrounge from the fridge or freezer.

And that’s where today’s recipe got it’s #eatseasonal nugget of inspiration from—as seen in my actual lunch in the pic above.

Sesame Shrimp with Asian Greens Rice Bowls | foodiecrush.com

Sesame Shrimp with Asian Greens Rice Bowls | foodiecrush.com

I hadn’t been to the grocery store after being at my mom and dad’s house after the week of Christmas. We were out of everything. No milk. No lettuce. No tomatoes. No cheese or eggs. No bread. No fresh spinach. All my lunch staples were depleted.

Which made my freezer the perfect poaching spot.

I made the original version of this recipe with my fave buffalo chickn patties topping microwaved-no-longer-frozen spinach and frozen-now-thawed-edamame topped with a super simple ponzu, sesame oil and ginger sauce over some leftover brown rice and doused in Sriacha sauce.

I love happy accidents in the kitchen.

Sesame Shrimp with Asian Greens Rice Bowls | foodiecrush.com

Sesame Shrimp with Asian Greens Rice Bowls | foodiecrush.com

So then I started thinking.

How good would this lunch be if I added January’s seasonal fresh swiss chard for a bite of bitterness. The rainbow version even. And seasonal fresh spinach to mellow the chard out. And edamame because they’re in the freezer and so they’re always in season, am I right? And green onions because, well, they continue the green theme.

And while you could certainly use frozen chickn patties—or regular chicken even—sesame flavored shrimp makes it a totally delicious dinner, lunch or make-ahead everything.

Let’s bowl it this year. Let’s line ’em up, and knock ’em down.

I’m game for seasonal eats. Are you?

Sesame Shrimp with Asian Greens Rice Bowls | foodiecrush.com

This recipe was inspired by a whim. But it worked because I had a stocked freezer and pantry. Eating in is so much easier when they’re better planned.

To get you started with meal planning, download this free printable weekly meal planner/to-do list to fill in, tape to the fridge, take to the grocery store, and use for reference next year, and use this free weekly meal plan and prep list to help narrow those bee-in-a-bonnet-tendencies when you can’t figure out what to fix for mealtime, too.

Hello re(solutions). We have our eyes on the prize, and we are ready to conquer along with you.

Sesame Shrimp with Asian Greens Rice Bowls | foodiecrush.com

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Sesame Shrimp With Asian Greens Rice Bowl
 
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This quick meal in a bowl of shrimp seasoned in sesame flavors is stir fried with rainbow swiss chard, spinach, edamame, green onions to top brown rice.
Serves: 4 bowls
Ingredients
  • ½ cup ponzu sauce
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • ¼ teaspoon red chile flakes
  • 1 pound large shrimp, shelled and deveined with tails removed
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 5 cups rainbow swiss chard, chopped with hearty stems removed
  • 6 green onions, chopped
  • 2 cups fresh spinach leaves
  • 1 cup shelled edamame
  • 4 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
Instructions
  1. In a medium size bowl, whisk the ponzu sauce, grated ginger, sesame oil, garlic and red chile flakes. Add the shrimp to the sauce and toss to coat. Set aside the shrimp to marinade for 30 minutes in the refrigerator up to 1 hour.
  2. In a large pan or a wok, bring the heat to high and add the oil to the pan. Add half of the shrimp and cook for 2-3 minutes until cooked on one side then stir the shrimp quickly with a wooden spoon or tongs for another minute until the shrimp is browned on each side. Transfer the shrimp to a bowl and add a bit more oil of needed then add the rest of the shrimp, repeating the cooking process, and transfer to the bowl when cooked. Pour the remaining marinade in the pan and bring to a boil then scrape up the bits from the bottom of the pan. Add the green onions and cook for 1 minute. Add the swiss chard, spinach and edamame and cook, tossing often like stir fry for 1-2 minutes or until slightly wilted. Add the shrimp back to the greens and stir to combine. Garnish with more green onions and sesame seeds.
  3. Divide the brown rice to serving bowls and top with the shrimp and greens. Serve immediately with Sriracha sauce if you like it spicy.

Sesame Shrimp with Asian Greens Rice Bowls | foodiecrush.com

#eatseasonal January

As we have for the past few seasons, Becky of The Vintage Mixer has posted her list of what’s in season to eat now and from that list, has amassed a group of us who are posting #eatseasonal recipes today. Some are some are sweet, some are savory and they’re all in season now. They’re all good and they’re all seasonal and are listed below.

Eat Seasonal Produce Guide from The Vintage Mixer on foodiecrush.com

We’d love to see what you’re eating seasonal now, too. Share your eats and follow the #eatseasonal hashtag on Instagram to discover more seasonal eats.

Please hop over to their sites, say hi and enjoy their seasonal inspiration.

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