Forget takeout when you can have this quick and easy Chinese shrimp and broccoli stir fry on the table with ease!
Hi! I’m Sheila from Life, Love, and Good Food, and I’m excited to bring you this delicious stir-fry recipe today!
Forget Chinese take-out. Shrimp Broccoli Stir-Fry is so much more delicious and only takes 30 minutes or less to prepare! I know that planning and cooking dinner after a long day in the office can sometimes seem like a real chore for working moms and dads, and believe it or not, even for a full-time career woman and part-time blogger like me! It’s on those days that picking up something quick on the way home is so very tempting.
Even when I feel exhausted from a long day, getting in the kitchen and doing a little cooking can actually be a little bit therapeutic, especially if it’s as quick and easy as a stir-fry dinner. Unlike a lot of other stir-fry recipes, Shrimp Broccoli Stir-Fry actually requires very few basic ingredients — shrimp (feel free to use fresh or frozen), broccoli florets, green onions, garlic, and fresh ginger (or substitute ground ginger if you prefer). The sauce is simply a mixture of soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, and a few red pepper flakes, and at least at my house, all these ingredients are always readily available in my pantry.
We like our stir-fry served over brown rice for a healthier option (as opposed to white rice). I don’t own a rice cooker, so I normally purchase the “quick” rice that cooks in just 5 minutes — again, quick and easy for week nights!
Here are a few shortcuts for making this meal particularly easy and quick:
- Buy shrimp that are already peeled and deveined (cut out that prep work!).
- Use a bag of pre-cut broccoli florets.
- Boil water for the rice first, and allow it to steam while you prepare the stir-fry.
- Stage all the ingredients before you start to stir-fry so that once you get started you can quickly add the next ingredients.
Feeling inspired? Dinner really doesn’t have to be a chore!
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