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Crispy Pineapple Rice & Coconut Shrimp Bites

Bring on the fresh flavor with these pineapple and coconut shrimp bites, which are sure to be the hit of your next gathering.

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup sushi rice

2 cups pineapple juice

2 tablespoons rice vinegar

3 tablespoons sesame seeds

1 avocado, thinly sliced

¼ cup mayonnaise

1 package SeaPak coconut shrimp

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Fresh jalapeño and red chile pepper

PREPARATION:

  1. Bake shrimp according to package directions and set aside.
  2. Put sushi rice in rice cooker (or in a saucepan) along with pineapple juice until cooked (about 16–20 minutes).
  3. Mix hot rice with ½ of SEAPAK COCONUT SHRIMP orange sauce packet (thawed).
  4. Once rice has cooled, place mixture into a small baking sheet (8x10 or 9x12) lined with plastic wrap. Carefully press rice into the corners. Cool completely.
  5. Once rice has completely cooled, cut 1–1½-inch rounds. Dip 1 side into sesame seeds. Place back into refrigerator and chill for 10 minutes.
  6. Heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Carefully sear rice rounds (being careful not to burn sesame seeds), about 6–8 minutes (until browned). Drain on paper towels.
  7. Mix remaining packet of orange sauce with mayonnaise.
  8. Place a small amount of mayo on top of rice cake, add slice of avocado, and top with shrimp.
  9. Garnish with thinly sliced jalapeño and red chile pepper.
  10. Serve with remaining sauce.
  11. Enjoy!