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Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry

This Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry is delicious and quick, ready in just 20 minutes. Large succulent shrimp are pan seared and combined with fresh broccoli, onion, and rice, covered in Thai sweet chili sauce, ginger, soy sauce, and brown sugar.

This small batch recipe for two makes a great lunch, dinner, or romantic date night meal.

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Stir Fry Broccoli and Shrimp

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How to make Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry:

Cook the rice according to the package directions.

white rice cooking in a sauce pan.

At the same time, cut the onion into thin slices and chop the broccoli.

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Rinse the shrimp and pat very dry with paper towel.

raw shrimp on a paper towel.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, brown sugar, rice vinegar, cornstarch, ground ginger, minced garlic, and Thai sweet chili sauce. Set aside. Click for stainless steel mixing bowls.

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Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Click for a large non-stick frying pan.

When hot, add 1 tablespoon of cooking oil.

Add the shrimp and season with salt and pepper. Cook 1-2 minutes per side, until pink and opaque. Do not overcook. Remove the shrimp from the pan to a plate and set aside.  

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Re-heat the pan and add the other 1 tablespoon of cooking oil.

Add the onion and stir-fry for about 3 minutes, until softened and starting to turn golden.

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Stir in the broccoli and cook about 5 minutes, stirring often until bright green and crisp tender.

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Return the shrimp to the pan and add the sauce. Stir until everything is coated and sauce has thickened, about 1 minute.

Serve over the rice and garnish with the green onions if desired.

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Stir Fry Shrimp and Broccoli

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Yield: Serves 2

Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry is delicious and quick, ready in just 20 minutes. Large succulent shrimp are pan seared and combined with fresh broccoli, onion, and rice, covered in Thai sweet chili sauce, ginger, soy sauce, and brown sugar.

Ingredients

For the Stir Fry:

  • 1 cup rice
  • 1/2 pound Large Shrimp (peeled, deveined, and tails removed)
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 2 Tablespoons cooking oil (divided)
  • Salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste

For the Sauce:

  • 1/8 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/8 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1/2 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon Thai sweet chili sauce
  • Chopped green onion for garnish

Instructions

  1. Cook the rice according to the package directions.
  2. At the same time, cut the onion into thin slices and chop the broccoli.
  3. Rinse the shrimp and pat very dry with paper towel.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, brown sugar, rice vinegar, cornstarch, ground ginger, minced garlic, and Thai sweet chili sauce. Set aside. Click for stainless steel mixing bowls.
  5. Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Click for a large non-stick frying pan.
  6. When hot, add 1 tablespoon of cooking oil.
  7. Add the shrimp and season with salt and pepper. Cook 1-2 minutes per side, until pink and opaque. Do not overcook. Remove the shrimp from the pan to a plate and set aside. 
  8. Re-heat the pan and add the other 1 tablespoon of cooking oil.
  9. Add the onion and stir-fry for about 3 minutes, until softened and starting to turn golden.
  10. Stir in the broccoli and cook about 5 minutes, stirring often until bright green and crisp tender.
  11. Return the shrimp to the pan and add the sauce. Stir until everything is coated and sauce has thickened, about 1 minute.
  12. Serve over the rice and garnish with the green onions if desired.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 486Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 239mgSodium: 1970mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 5gSugar: 14gProtein: 33g

Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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Candi M

Wednesday 25th of January 2023

Did not have rice vinegar or the chili sauce, instead used mirin. Added a little sesame oil while cooking broccoli and sesame seed to all of it. Husband loved it.

Debbie

Monday 22nd of November 2021

This was absolutely delicious! I added mushrooms and matchstick carrots. My husband said next time add water chestnuts and pea pods.

Zona

Tuesday 23rd of November 2021

Hi Debbie, all of those additions do sound delicious. So glad you enjoy it and thanks for the comment :)

Connie

Monday 25th of May 2020

Just made for first time EXCELLENT Added carrot,red pepper, a little baby bok choy along with broccoli and onions Sauce was super...had never used sweet chili sauce but will definitely again Was very careful to.not over cook shrimp

Zona

Tuesday 26th of May 2020

Hi Connie, that sounds delicious! Thank you for the lovely comment :)

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