Easy Shrimp Stir Fry Recipe

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This easy shrimp stir fry recipe is the perfect way to use leftover shrimp and rice. The savory, sweet, and umami flavors dance on your tongue.

There is something about shrimps that make people want to have more. It is low in saturated fat, a good source of zinc, iron, selenium and Vitamin B12. Not only is it healthy but delicious as well no matter how it is cooked. This easy shrimp stir fry recipe is very versatile.

Serve it with some fully loaded cauliflower mash for a healthy dinner.

Aerial view of homemade shrimp stir fry

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A stir fry is one of the easiest ways to cook shrimp. In fact, this recipe is ready in less than ten minutes. But one of the best parts of this recipe is that you can change the ingredients. Make it sweeter, spicier, or tangier, just by adjusting the amounts of the spices and sauces.

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Easy shrimp stir fry served in a white bowl, with a tea towel, chop sticks sitting on top of bowl, and salt and pepper shakers

How To Make It

All you need is a cast iron skillet and about ten minutes. Then, you’ll have a shrimp stir fry that rivals anything you can get from a restaurant. Keep reading and I’ll share some tips and answer common questions about making homemade stir fry.

Kitchen Tools

Ingredients

A bowl of raw shrimp and brown rice in a stainless steel pot

Cooking Tips

As simple as it is, there are a few things you need to know before you make shrimp stir fry at home.

Use Pre-Cooked Shrimp

It will save you a lot of time if you cook the shrimp ahead of time. The shrimp need to be deveined and the tails removed. If you buy raw shrimp , then cook them until they turn pink. Fully cooked shrimp will go from a white color to a pink color.

I fried the shrimp in a skillet, but you can boil them, steam them, or even cook the shrimp in the air fryer.

Shrimp cooking in an shrimp stir fry marinade

Pre-Cook The Rice

You don’t have to use brown rice, but it’s the healthier choice. Use either brown or white rice in the stir fry. Fully cook the rice and keep it in the refrigerator for at least a day or two.

You should always use refrigerated, cooked rice when you make stir fry. If you try to use freshly cooked rice, it will gum up and won’t fry correctly.

Adding brown rice to shrimp stir fry, being cooked in a cast iron skillet

Add Frozen Vegetables

You can use either frozen or fresh stir-fry vegetables. Both choices will work perfectly in the shrimp stir fry. Add the veggies after you started to fry up the shrimp with the rice.

Adding frozen veggies to a shrimp stir fry in a cast iron skillet

Use Noodles Instead of Rice

Want something a little more different? Why not substitute the rice for noodles! We would recommend using Chinese egg noodles, which is most commonly found in Chow Mein dishes.

Easy shrimp stir fry served in a white bowl, accompanied by a tea towel, chop sticks and salt and pepper shakers

Add Toppings

Want to add a kick of flavor to your stir fry? When serving it, you can top it with some of your favorite garnishes / sauces, like Sriracha sauce and sesame seeds.

Easy shrimp stir fry served in a white bowl, accompanied by a tea towel, chop sticks and salt and pepper shakers

What To Serve With Shrimp Stir Fry

When you prepare this meal, make it a feast! This stir fry goes great with other Asian-inspired dishes like:

  • General tao
  • Ginger chicken
  • Steamed chinese broccoli
  • Sesame chicken
  • Beef and broccoli
  • Mongolian beef
Easy shrimp stir fry served in a white bowl, with a tea towel, chop sticks sitting on top of bowl, and salt and pepper shakers

Throw in whatever vegetable you like with the shrimps then you have something unique for lunch or dinner. It also a great way to use up left-over rice.

Easy shrimp stir fry served in a white bowl, accompanied by a tea towel, chop sticks and salt and pepper shakers
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Easy Shrimp Stir Fry Recipe

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This is an easy, one-skillet recipe that’s ready in 15 minutes and its so much healthier, cheaper and tastes a million times better than takeout.
Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:10 minutes
Total Time:15 minutes

SERVINGS

3

Equipment

  • Large Non-stick Skillet

Ingredients

  • 1 scallion chopped
  • 2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 tablespoon grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 3 ounces frozen precooked shrimp thawed, about 14 medium
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 4 cups frozen stir-fry vegetables thawed
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Instructions

  • Use a big non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add the honey, ginger, soy sauce and garlic. Cook for a minute.
  • Then add the rice, shrimp and the vegetables. Cook for 8 minutes.
  • When done, remove from heat. Garnish with scallions and almonds. Serve hot.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 406kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 692mg | Potassium: 735mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 12363IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 147mg | Iron: 4mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Asian
Keyword: fried rice, leftover rice recipe, seafood grill, shrimp rice, shrimp stir fry
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 406kcal

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  1. Just the rice information was something I had never heard. Thank you, believe I have discovered, at least, one of my failings. Thank you.

    1. Hi Suzy!
      We’re happy this recipe helped you out! Please let us know when you make it and let us know what you think. It’s definitely one of our favorites!
      – Lisa, Culinary Care Captain for Easy Recipe Depot