Easy Broccoli and Shrimp Stir-Fry

Easy Broccoli and Shrimp Stir-Fry
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There's nothing more satisfying than whipping up a healthy, tasty dinner in less than 30 minutes! This recipe calls for broccoli florets, but you can use 3 cups of any nonstartchy vegetables you have on hand (like cauliflower, zucchini, snow peans, or cabbage). Serve over brown rice or another whole grain for a complete plate. 


  • Prep time
    15 min
  • Cook time
    10 min
  • Servings
    4 Servings
  • Serving size
    1 1/4 cups
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

4 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1 1/4 cups
  • Amount per serving Calories 270

  • Total Fat 11g
    • Saturated Fat 1.5g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 235mg
  • Sodium 400mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 10g
    • Dietary Fiber 3g
    • Total Sugars 3g
    • Added Sugars 0g
  • Protein 34g
  • Potassium 890mg
  • Phosphorus 385mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1/2 Carbohydrate, 1 Nonstarchy vegetable, 4 Lean protein, 1/2 Fat



  • low sodium vegetable broth
    1/4 cup
  • rice vinegar
    2 tbsp
  • lower sodium soy sauce
    1 1/2 tbsp
  • Cornstarch
    1 tbsp
  • ground ginger
    1 tsp
  • sriracha
    1/2 tsp
  • stevia brown sugar blend (such as Truvia)
    1/2 tsp
  • olive oil (divided use)
    3 tbsp
  • garlic (minced)
    1 clove
  • raw medium shrimp (peeled, deveined, and tails cut off)
    1 1/4 lbs
  • broccoli florets
    3 cups


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the vegetable broth, rice vinegar, soy sauce, cornstarch, ginger, sriracha, and brown sugar blend.

  2. Heat 2 Tbsp of the olive oil in a large skillet or wok. When the oil is shimmering, add the garlic and cook until fragrant (30 seconds). Add the shrimp and cook until opaque, about 4 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove the shrimp and place on a plate.

  3. Heat the remaining 1 Tbsp of olive oil in the same skillet. Add the broccoli florets and cook until tender, about 4 minutes.

  4. Add the cooked shrimp back into the skillet and toss to combine with the broccoli. Pour the broth mixture over the shrimp and broccoli and toss to coat. Continue cooking until the broth mixture thickens slightly, about 1 minute.

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    Thank you for the recipe. It was pretty good. I left out the hot stuff, put in a wee bit more sugar, and added a dash of sesame seed oil to the mix and topped it with some sliced green onions and sesame seeds. I served it over jasmine rice and quinoa.

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    I'll would make this dish again. The recipe was quick and very easy to follow and my family enjoyed it. The only substitution I made was using a bag of non starchy frozen stir fry veggies rather than fresh broccoli. The sriracha wasn't noticeable.

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    Can the sugar be omitted from this recipe?

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    Is the 1/2 tsp of sriracha listed in the ingredients of the "Easy Broccoli and Shrimp Stir-Fry" Recipe a powdered sriracha seasoning or a liquid sauce?

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    I changed the sugar substitute with monk fruit. The dish was not as sweet, but we like it that way. All the steps were easy to follow. We will definitely be making this again.