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Crispy Shrimp Rice Muffins – Hungry Happens

We could not believe how popular my Spicy Salmon Rice Muffins became on Instagram and TikTok; to date we have approximately 70 million views! And so many recreations and happy chefs of course! So I knew I had to follow them up with a just as yummy version. You will love these too!

crispy shrimp rice muffins

The shrimp cook up even faster in the oven than the salmon does – only 10 minutes. This time around, I also found a better way to handle the super sticky sushi rice with an ice cream scooper/melon baller. I also used the spoon to push down the rice into the muffin tray – so much better.

crispy shrimp rice muffins

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crispy shrimp rice muffins

Crispy Shrimp Rice Muffins

Crispy Shrimp:

  • 1 lb shrimp, deveined + deshelled
  • 1 tbs tapioca starch (or corn starch or arrowroot powder)
  • 2 tbs sesame oil
  • 1 tbs low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbs honey
  • 2 scallions, diced
  • 1/2 tsp each garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, chili powder, dried oregano
  • salt to taste


  • To the center of a nori sheet, add 1 heaping tablespoon of rice and spread out slightly. Transfer the square to your muffin slot and use a spoon to press down gently, to center the rice in the middle with the edges coming up along sides of the muffin slot. Repeat in all twelve slots. Pop into oven for 5 minutes then remove. Top rice with about 5-6 pieces of shrimp to fill each slot. Transfer to your oven and bake for 10 more minutes.

  • Remove from the oven allow to cool slightly and top with your avocado, spicy mayo and black sesame seeds.

You can leave out the tapioca flour and they will still taste great. I recommend using a metal muffin tray.
I also recommend using a melon baller or ice cream scooper to handle the sticky sushi rice.

Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 143mg | Potassium: 161mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 0.5mg

Author: Stella