Easy Lemon-Dill Shrimp & Broccoli Bowls

Easy Lemon-Dill Shrimp & Broccoli bowls with brown rice.

You’ve almost made it to the weekend, friends! Whether your plans include watching football, picking apples or playing in leaves I hope you have lots of fun things in store. We’ve been taking it easy since returning from vacation. It feels like we’ve been on-the-go for the last 3 months and it’s nice to just take some time to relax and enjoy being at home.

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Easy Lemon-Dill Shrimp & Broccoli with brown rice bowl meal.

Part of coming back from vacation and lying low has been being healthy for Dylan and I. We indulged on vacation, and truth be told we indulged a little before leaving as well. Pizza and wine are my vices, and craft beer is his.

We both knew we needed to clean our diets up and have been on doing well the whole 8 days we’ve been home. Hey, you gotta start somewhere!

This Lemon-Dill Shrimp & Broccoli Bowl is the perfect easy, healthy and delicious bowl that you can make any weekend or weeknight. You’re looking at around 30 minutes cook time total and relatively few ingredients.

Easy lemon-dill shrimp & broccoli with brown rice bowl meal.

The lemon-dill sauce is really the key here. It’s a testament to how flavorful you can make your food simply by using great herbs and spices. I love a good, rich sauce just as much as the next person, but my waistline doesn’t always agree. Lemon is one of my favorite flavors, and when combined with the tangy red wine vinegar it has a nice, sharp, light, crisp flavor.

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Easy lemon-dill shrimp & broccoli bowls with brown rice.

Yields 2 bowls

Lemon-Dill Shrimp & Broccoli Bowls

10 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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  • 20 shrimp, deveined and shelled
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. dried dill
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • 1 tsp. salt + 1 tsp. salt, divided
  • 1 tsp. pepper + 1 tsp. pepper, divided
  • 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 2 c. brown rice, cooked
  • 2 c. broccoli florets, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil + 1 tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • OPTIONAL GARNISH: Fresh dill


  1. Make the lemon-dill dressing by combining the lemon juice, red wine vinegar, dill, basil, red pepper flakes, 1 tsp. salt and 1 tsp. pepper. Set aside.
  2. Next, begin making the rice and while water is coming to a boil you will simultaneously cook the shrimp and broccoli.
  3. Add 1 tbsp. of olive oil to a medium skillet and heat over medium-high heat until the oil is hot and shimmering. Add the broccoli, 1 tsp. salt and 1 tsp. of pepper. Saute for 10 minutes or until the broccoli is tender-crisp.
  4. While the broccoli is cooking put the remaining 1 tbsp. of olive oil in a large skillet and heat until the oil is hot and shimmering. Add the shrimp and garlic, and cook for 3-5 minutes on each side, until the shrimp is heated and cooked through.
  5. When the shrimp is done cooking stir the broccoli and brown rice into the skillet, mixing together.
  6. Add the lemon-dill sauce and toss to cover.
  7. Scoop half the mixture into each bowl and enjoy!


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