Meal Kit

Mojo Shrimp and Plantain Rice Bowl

with black beans and cilantro

Prep & Cook Time: 35-45 min.

Cook Within: 3 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Shellfish

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In Your Box (serves 2)

  • Info
    8 oz. Shrimp
  • 1 Lime
  • 4 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Tbsp. Cornstarch
  • ¾ cup Jasmine Rice
  • 2 tsp. Mirepoix Broth Concentrate
  • ¼ oz. Cilantro
  • 8 oz. Sliced Plantains
  • 4 oz. Black Beans

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  • Nutrition (per serving)

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • 1 Medium Pot
  • 1 Medium Non-Stick Pan
  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Wire-Mesh Strainer

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F
  1. 1

    Cook the Rice

    Bring a medium pot with rice, 1½ cups water, and a pinch of salt to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook until rice is tender, 18-20 minutes. Drain black beans in a wire-mesh strainer. Stir beans into cooked rice until warmed through, 2-3 minutes. Remove from burner. Cover and set aside. While rice cooks, prepare ingredients.

  2. 2

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Mince cilantro (no need to stem). Cut plantains into ½" dice. If frozen, thaw plantains in refrigerator. Halve lime. Cut one half into wedges and juice the other half. Mince garlic. In a mixing bowl, combine ¼ cup water, mirepoix base, and cornstarch. Set aside. Pat shrimp dry.

  3. 3

    Cook the Plantains

    Place a medium non-stick pan over medium heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil. Add plantains to hot pan and stir occasionally until browned, 2-3 minutes. Remove plantains to a plate. Reserve pan; no need to wipe clean.

  4. 4

    Cook the Shrimp

    Return pan used to cook plantains to medium-high heat and add 1 Tbsp. olive oil. Add shrimp to hot pan and cook undisturbed until seared on one side, 2-3 minutes. Flip, and cook until shrimp reaches a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 1-2 minutes. Remove shrimp to a plate. Keep pan over medium-high heat.

  5. 5

    Make Sauce and Finish Dish

    Add garlic to hot pan and stir constantly until aromatic, 30-60 seconds. Stir cornstarch-water mixture to recombine, then add to pan. Bring to a simmer. Once simmering, remove from burner. Stir in 2 tsp. lime juice, shrimp, and a pinch of salt. Plate dish as pictured on front of card, topping rice and beans with shrimp and sauce and plantains, and garnishing with cilantro. Squeeze lime wedges over to taste. Bon appétit!

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