Here’s a great weeknight recipe that’s rich in protein and simple to put together. Team FitNice loves this shrimp and broccoli stir fry that can be sweetened with teriyaki or toughened up a bit with soy. This recipe uses a few of my favorite veggies but choosing your own favorite vegetables mean it’s sure to make everyone around your table happy.
Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
1 pound large shrimp, if using raw, peel and devein, tails optional
1 small green or red pepper, bias sliced
1 large carrot, peeled, bias sliced
1 cup broccoli florets
1/2 cup bias sliced yellow onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup low sodium teriyaki or soy sauce
2 Tablespoons rice vinegar
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
1.5 teaspoons sugar (optional)
1/4 cup water
1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 cups cooked rice, hot
1. Mix water, teriyaki, vinegar, cornstarch and sugar in bowl and set to side.
2. In wok, heat oil and stir in garlic for 20 seconds. Add pepper, carrot, broccoli and onion. Stir for 3 minutes or until vegetables are cooked to preference. Once vegetables are cooked, remove from wok with slotted spoon and set aside.
3. Add teriyaki mix to wok. Heat and stir gently until thick and bubbly. Add shrimp and cook 3 minutes or until shrimp is opaque. Stir in vegetables and heat through.
4. Serve over rice.
Be sure to use a low sodium teriyaki or soy to keep this shrimp and broccoli stir fry recipe heart healthy and enjoy it for year to come!