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Shrimp Stir Fry Recipe

Updated on March 23, 2012
Shrimp Stir Fry
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If you're looking for an easy dish that can feed a family, this shrimp stir fry recipe is a delicious option. It can be served over a bed of steamed rice or combined with fried rice for a little extra flavor.


This recipe can easily be adjusted to suit your family's tastes. For example, if they hate broccoli replace it with bell peppers, bok choy, or another favorite. This recipe makes six servings.

  • Shrimp (if using frozen shrimp thaw before adding to the skillet)
  • Onion sliced (medium)
  • 16 ounces fresh mushrooms slices
  • 1 large bag of frozen broccoli flowerets
  • Mung bean sprouts (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce or Bragg's Liquid Amminos
  • 1/4 tsp. Chinese 5 spice (this is the secret ingredient that makes the flavor pop)
  • 1-2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch


One of the secrets for making this recipe taste its best is to not overcook it. You want the broccoli to retain a firm texture.

  1. Heat oil in skillet or wok
  2. Add shrimp and stir fry for about two minutes
  3. Add onion and mushrooms.
  4. When onion and mushrooms start to release liquid add broccoli.
  5. Stir to cook ingredients evenly.
  6. Add salt, pepper, Chinese 5 spice
  7. If you include the mung sprouts, add them in the last five minutes so the keep their crispness.
  8. Create a roux with the soy sauce, corn starch, and add a little water. Add to the liquid expelled from the vegetables to create a light flavorful sauce.

It will be done in about 20 minutes.

How to Make Fried Rice

Other Options

While this recipe tastes great the way it is, if you prefer a little more spice to your foods, you can add red pepper flakes or a teaspoon of red cock sauce to add some zip to this dish. While my family enjoys this over rice, it also works well with angel hair pasta.


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    • Donna Sundblad profile image

      Donna Sundblad 5 years ago from Georgia

      Hi Lady E and Donna, when possible I prefer to mix healthy with tasty. :)Thanks for leaving a comment.

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      Donna Cosmato 5 years ago from USA

      This not only sounds good, it looks like it would be incredibly healthy as well! The video was an excellent tutorial for fried rice; thanks for sharing that extra information. Voted up.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks for sharing this mouth-watering, healthy Recipe.

      Easy to make too.

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      Donna Sundblad 5 years ago from Georgia

      Hi Europewalker,

      If you use rice cooked the day before and refrigerated, you can usually avoid that mushy, sticky result.

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      Donna Sundblad 5 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks im28, I like rice, too. This combination of flavors will probably make you want seconds.

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      europewalker 5 years ago

      Another quick and great recipe for shrimp that I need to try. I like the video for fried rice, I always add an egg at the end of frying the rice, always comes out mushy. Will follow the video next time I make fried rice. Thanks!

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      Jazmine Llaguno 5 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      this reminds of Chinese and Thai cuisine. I love anything with rice.