Shrimp Tostada

Have a flavor-packed light lunch or quick snack ready in minutes.

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Cooking time PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 10 mins
Servings SERVES 1
Ready in TOTAL TIME 15 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 10 mins
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TOTAL TIME 15 mins


  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 8-inch corn tortilla
  • 1 cup Spanish Rice Cups
  • 4 frozen cooked shrimp, thawed
  • 2-3 slices avocado
  • 2 tbsp salsa
  • 1/4 tsp cilantro, chopped
  • 1 small lime (optional)


  • Enjoy our Spanish Rice Cups packed with juicy shrimp, spicy salsa and creamy avocado. Make it for dinner tonight!

    Step 1

  • Heat the 1 tsp of oil in a pan over medium heat. 

    Step 2

  • Add the tortilla and cook, turning once or twice to keep from burning, until the tortilla starts to crisp (about 5 minutes). 

    Step 3

  • Heat the rice according to package instructions. 

    Step 4

  • Place the shrimp in the same pan used for the tortillas. Add the remainder of the oil and cook for 2-3 minutes per side (depending on size). 

    Step 5

  • Place the tortilla on a plate, top with rice, shrimp, avocado slices and salsa. 

    Step 6

  • Garnish with cilantro and a lime wedge (optional). 

What Makes a Tostada Different From a Taco?

Tacos and tostadas may look similar, but they are in fact different! Tostadas are served with the tortilla open, while tacos are closed up into a wrap. Also, tostadas may come with a thicker tortilla to hold the contents.

Do You Eat a Tostada Like a Taco?

To eat a tostada, you should keep the base flat and intact, then lift it up carefully and bite from the sides into the middle. With a taco however, the tortilla wraps around the main ingredients so you bite into the folded ends like a sandwich. Both, nonetheless, are eaten with hands.

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