Shrimp & Rice Stuffed Avocados

Enjoy your avocados filled with Minute® Ready to Serve Cilantro & Lime Jasmine Rice, baby shrimp, cucumber, Italian dressing and seasoning!

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Cooking time PREP TIME 10 mins
Servings SERVES 3-6
Ready in TOTAL TIME 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve Cilantro & Lime Jasmine Rice
  • 1/2 cup (3 oz) frozen cooked baby shrimp, thawed and drained
  • 1/4 cup diced cucumber
  • 2 tbsp Italian dressing
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 tsp seafood seasoning
  • 3 ripe avocados, halved and pitted

Instructions

  • Filled with a creamy mixture of Minute® Cilantro & Lime Jasmine Rice, baby shrimp, diced vegetables and seasonings, these simple stuffed avocados are perfect to bring with you to the office or to serve as a dinner appetizer.

    Step 1

  • Heat rice according to package directions. Let cool completely.

    Step 2

  • Toss together rice, shrimp, cucumber, dressing, green onions and seafood seasoning in a medium bowl.

    Step 3

  • Scoop out avocado flesh, leaving 1/2-inch border inside the skin. Dice the avocado flesh and stir it into the rice mixture. Divide filling evenly among avocado halves.

    Recipe Tips

  • Substitute chili powder or creole seasoning for seafood seasoning, if desired.

    To make this dish vegetarian, simply omit the baby shrimp from the filling or substitute with a meat-free alternative.

    If you’re not a fan of seafood, swap out the baby shrimp for shredded chicken.

Stuffed Avocados

Avocados are one of those superfoods that just about everyone loves. They’re creamy, delicious and packed with vitamins, healthy fats and the essential amino acids the body needs to run smoothly. Paired here with our Minute® Ready to Serve Cilantro & Lime Jasmine Rice, this recipe will easily become a family favorite. In just 10 minutes, you can prepare a delicious and filling snack, appetizer or great lunch option. For a complete lunch, pair two avocado halves with a simple Caprese Rice Salad.

Once the rice is heated in the microwave, let it cool and start working on the rest of the filling. Combine the rice in a medium bowl with the shrimp, diced cucumber, dressing, chopped green onion and seasoning. Set the mixture to one side while you prepare your avocados.

Cut the avocados in half lengthwise from the thin end to the fat end and separate. Remove the pit and discard. Scoop out nearly all of the avocado flesh but make sure to leave a thin, green layer of flesh. It’s ok if they are not all exactly even — practice makes perfect! Mix the diced or mashed avocado into the rice mixture and fill your avocados.

How to tell if avocados are ripe

If you’re not sure how to tell when an avocado is ripe, take a look at its color and texture. Ripe avocados are very dark green. They also should feel slightly soft when pressed. If the texture is too soft, your avocado may be overripe. If it’s too firm, that means its not ready to eat.

If you can only find firm, green avocados, one trick to getting them to ripen faster is to place them in a brown bag with one apple. Check on them daily to gauge their progress and make sure not to forget about them!