Scott & Jon’s Garlic Butter Shrimp Rice Bowl Review

Scott & Jon's Garlic Butter Shrimp Rice Bowl

Not every item in the Scott & Jon’s frozen food lineup contains shrimp, but when we decided to start reviewing the brand, we beelined straight for their shrimp-filled items. See, they make a ton of shrimp-based meals, and the non-vegetarian staffers at Freezer Meal Frenzy are big fans of shrimp (obviously, our vegetarian staffers aren’t).

We’ll try to check out some shrimpless items from this line eventually, but that’s not happening quite yet. No, today we’re digging even deeper into the shrimp side of this line with the Scott & Jon’s Garlic Butter Shrimp Rice Bowl.

This is super, super easy to cook. Simply pop it into the microwave for three and a half minutes, let it cool for a minute or so, and dig in. Easy peasy. (If you want to read the full cooking instructions straight off the box, check out our package scans at the bottom of this review.)

Scott & Jon's Garlic Butter Shrimp Rice Bowl

You’ll smell the potent garlic butter before this is even done cooking, and once you peel back the plastic film, the shrimp scent will hit your nose as well. There’s a lot of smell going on here, and all of it is good.

Now, the shrimp tends to be our favorite part of Scott & Jon’s frozen meals, and that’s the case here as well. The thing is, their shrimp always has a rich, buttery flavor, and the garlic butter is the perfect thing to enhance that. The shrimp portion here is absolutely lovely.

The rest of the meal is actually pretty boring. The rice is kind of plain, but it soaks up enough of the garlic butter to carry that wonderful flavor. It’s also decorated with yellow peppers and tomato chunks. The veggies don’t do a whole lot besides give the dish some much-needed color. Still, the garlic butter works hard enough to carry the weight of flavor for this entire dish.

This is designed to be diet-friendly. Since it contains just 270 calories, we think it definitely reached this goal. The bad news is that it also contains 690 mg of sodium. This is about average for a frozen meal (we typically expect any frozen meal to have about 700 mg of sodium), but if you’re trying to reduce your sodium level, you’ll want to avoid frozen food for a while. As much as we love frozen food, the sodium is an unfortunate side effect of that love.

The Scott & Jon’s Garlic Butter Shrimp Rice Bowl would be kind of boring if the garlic butter weren’t so potent and the shrimp weren’t so darn tasty. This is actually a pretty lovely meal, though mostly because of how well those two components work with each other. There’s some filler in this dish, but it’s hard to complain because all of it still tastes pretty good. And the shrimp is excellent.

To learn more about the nutrition content, ingredients, or cooking instructions for this shrimp-filled frozen meal, check out our package scans below.

Scott & Jon's Garlic Butter Shrimp Rice Bowl
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1 year ago

I have read a number of reviews of this product and I disagree with the vast majority of them. I, like most people, like garlic, but the amount of garlic in this product is beyond overwhelming. As it heated in the microwave, the smell of garlic was INTENSE. I took one taste and washed the shrimp, threw the rest into my garbage disposal, ate the shrimp and then made myself another meal. Extremely disappointed.

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