Shrimp Fajita Bowls

shrimp and peppers in a bowl with rice.

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Seasoned shrimp with cilantro rice and fresh peppers. These fajita bowls are a light and easy dinner.


  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 medium bell peppers, sliced
  • 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 8 ounces jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 cups cooked cilantro lime rice (see note)
  • Chopped cilantro for garnish


  1. Mix all of the spices and seasonings in a medium bowl. Add the shrimp and toss to coat them evenly.
  2. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sliced vegetables and cook them, stirring frequently, until they soften. Remove from the pan.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium and add the shrimp to the pan. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes on each side.
  4. Divided the cooked rice between two bowls. Top with the peppers, onion, and shrimp. Garnish with chopped cilantro.


Seasoning: If you have some taco seasoning, skip the individual seasonings and use a generous tablespoon of taco or fajita seasoning.

Rice: You can serve this with any rice you like. I like to use cilantro-lime instant rice cups that cook in the microwave. Or try my easy cilantro-lime rice recipe.