Quick Shrimp Marinara Rice Bowl

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings


  • 1 lb large Shrimp, deveined and shelled
  • 1 (15 oz) container Marinara Sauce, your choice of brand
  • 2 Green Onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Romano Cheese, grated
  • Garlic, finely chopped
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Sugar
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup White Rice
  • 2 cups Water


With those 2 cups of water sitting there, custom prepare your rice as only you know how to do.

Meanwhile, heat up some oil in a large, non-stick skillet (or trusty non-stick fry pan) to medium hot. Toss in your garlic and saute for about 30 seconds, or so. With accuracy of a catapult go ahead and lob in your shrimp. Saute your shrimp for about 2 to 3 minutes, or so. When done, pluck your shrimp into an awaiting bowl and cover.

Right about here you should be inclined to grab you container of Marinara Sauce and empty the entire thing into your skillet (or fry pan, the one that has your sauteed garlic in it). Throw in your sugar, and while you're at it, shake in some salt and pepper. Go ahead and give everything a good stir.

Let your sauce come up to a simmer.

Now, dust in the Romano cheese. Stir and mix well till your sauce comes back up to a simmer. When it does...feel free to fling in the shrimp and the green onion. Mix everything up until this one big happy family is heated throughout.

Believe it, or not...your rice 'should' be finished right about now. So a bowl of your choice scoop in some rice. Then on top of the rice ladle on your shrimp marinara sauce mixture. Yep. As much as you want.

Yessereee...sometimes it really is just that simple...just that fast...just that good.

Submitted by Lare Austin