Colitis Friendly Shrimp Recipe

Chef Cindy Mooney , On September 27, 2022


Colitis Friendly Shrimp Recipe and Asparagus Overview

This meal features great tasting shrimp or prawns seasoned with body-friendly spices, flavorful parsley white rice, the earthy sweetness of yellow bell peppers and asparagus. Not only is it easy to prepare, but it is also very healthful for people needing to take it easy with their body by using ingredients that will not aggravate symptoms of Colitis.

Colitis Friendly Shrimp Recipe and Asparagus Ingredients

  • 1 lb medium-large shrimp or prawns, shelled and deveined. (Pre-cooked frozen shrimp will work too).

  • Olive oil for the skillet (around 2 tablespoons).

  • ½ teaspoon smoked or regular paprika.

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger.

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt or sea salt.

  • 1/2 teaspoon rosemary (dried whole leaves or fresh leaves).

  • 10-12 asparagus spears.

  • ½ yellow bell pepper sliced into strips.

  • 1 cup cooked white rice (extra-long grain or Jasmine make excellent choices).

  • ¼ cup whole parsley leaves.

Colitis Friendly Shrimp Recipe and Asparagus Cooking Instructions

    Preparing the shrimp and rice:

  1. Prepare the rice, cook in a rice cooker or per directions on the package.

  2. Heat a large skillet on medium/high heat, add 1+ tablespoon olive oil and let it get hot.

  3. Blend all the spices together in a small bowl or cup.

  4. Place a single layer of shrimp in the skillet. Sprinkle some of the spice mix and cook on each side for about 2 minutes (If using frozen/thawed cooked shrimp, the process is the same but cook just until hot).

  5. When the shrimp are cooked through (they turn white and slightly pink on the tail), remove from the skillet.

  6. In the same hot skillet, add a little more olive oil (maybe 1 teaspoon), let it get hot and then add the parsley leaves. Let them sizzle for about a minute but don’t burn.

  7. Add the cooked rice to the skillet and blend all until hot.

  8. Serve with the shrimp.

  9. Preparing asparagus:

    Asparagus can be cooked as little or as much as you prefer, and it can come in thick tender spears, or thin spindly spears, or anywhere in-between. When thick, it tends to be more tender by nature, and when thin and spindly, it can tend to be a bit fibrous. So, when faced with thin, you will want to cook it a little slower and lower to make it more tender.

  10. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add 2 teaspoons of olive oil and layer the asparagus in.

  11. Cook until it’s almost as done as you want it to end up.

  12. Add the yellow peppers now, sprinkle some of the seasoning mix.

  13. Cook just a bit more until the peppers are tender.

  14. Serve with the shrimp and parsley rice.

If you are tired of cooking or if you are confused as to what is allowed in for your IBD symptoms, you can purchase our premade IBD meal plan on our website.

Chef Cindy Mooney

With a personal mission to spread the good name of nutrition through mouthwatering recipes, Chef Cindy's philosophy around nutrition is deeply rooted in food as medicine. In the kitchen, she offers a conscious, restorative, and functional approach to cooking; an approach she has cultivated during her years working in farm-to-table restaurants.