Shrimp Tempura Dinner Bowl

This light and crispy Japanese-style tempura rice bowl makes for a delicious 30-minute dinner! Try with Success® Basmati Rice.

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  • 1 bag Success® Basmati Rice
  • Vegetable oil, as needed
  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled, deveined and tail-on (21-25 count)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup club soda, ice cold
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar (unseasoned)
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar


  • Tempura is a special technique of frying that has the amazing taste and crispiness of frying, but takes less time. Easy but delicate to prepare, this incredible Shrimp Tempura bowl is the perfect recipe if you want a challenge in the kitchen.

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Meanwhile, in large saucepan or high-sided heavy-bottom skillet set over medium heat, add enough oil to come 2 inches up side of skillet. Heat oil until deep-fry thermometer reads 350°F.

    Step 3

  • In medium bowl, whisk together flour, cornmeal and salt; gradually whisk in ice-cold club soda just until combined (do not overmix; batter will be slightly lumpy).

    Step 4

  • In separate small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, rice vinegar and brown sugar until sugar dissolves; set aside.

    Step 5

  • Dip shrimp, one at a time, into tempura batter; carefully add to hot oil. Cook in batches of 3 for 2 to 3 mins or until shrimp is golden, crispy and cooked through. Transfer to paper towel–lined baking rack set on baking sheet.

    Step 6

  • Serve tempura shrimp immediately over bed of rice; drizzle with soy sauce mixture.

    Pro Tips:

    -Use your fingertips to gently pinch shrimp while pressing down on flesh from tip to tail (this will lengthen the shrimp slightly for battering and frying). Alternatively, insert a small skewer or toothpick into length of shrimp (remove before serving).

    -Serve with steamed broccoli.

    -Make sure to chill the club soda – add a few ice cubes to increase the cold temperature.

What is Tempura?

Tempura is a typical Japanese technique that often consists of battered and fried seafood and vegetables. Using only three basic ingredients: flour, egg and ice water, you will have the perfect mix for an incredible batter and tempura. Try out the combination and technique of this way of frying with your favorite vegetables and prepare a meat-free meal that’s a perfect way to get picky eaters to eat vegetables. Season it with sauce, spices or honey and enjoy!

Tempura, in Japan, is served on rice in a rice bowl called tendon. Using Success® Basmati Rice is a great option as the base for your bowl since all its attributes and qualities make it a food of the highest quality.

Cooking Tip: ​​Remember it is not necessary to pre cook vegetables before frying them in tempura, even if they are frozenI If they are, you don’t need to change anything in the recipe!

Seafood Rice Bowls

This is only one of the many Tasty Ways to Cook with Seafood there are, specifically an Asian seafood idea. Bowls are all about Mixing and Matching flavors and textures to create something unique. However, it is not always easy to know what ingredients pair with each other. Rice bowls are always a go-to when there is little time to cook but this does not mean that you cannot experiment with new combinations and flavors. Find inspiration in our blog on How To Elevate Your Meals in a Bowl.   Looking for different dinner idea? Try our: Spanish rice recipes.

For more shrimp recipes try our: easy shrimp fried rice.

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