Sesame Shrimp Stir-Fry with Spinach


This stir-fry recipe calls for buying shrimp that's already peeled and deveined, which saves you about 10 minutes of prep time. Want this on the milder side? Swap ketchup for the chili-garlic sauce.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil

  • 1 tablespoon chili-garlic sauce

  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium tamari

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

  • 2 teaspoons grated peeled fresh ginger

  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil or canola oil

  • 1 pound peeled, deveined raw shrimp (21-25 count)

  • 1 bunch scallions, cut into 2-inch pieces

  • 1 (5 ounce) package baby spinach

  • 2 cups cooked brown rice

  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds


  1. Whisk sesame oil, chili-garlic sauce, tamari, honey, cornstarch and ginger in a small bowl. Set near the stove.

  2. Heat avocado (or canola) oil in a large flat-bottom wok or cast-iron skillet over high heat. Add shrimp and scallions; cook, stirring, until the shrimp turn pink, about 2 minutes. Add spinach and cook until wilted, about 30 seconds. Whisk the sauce and add it to the pan. Cook, stirring constantly, until the sauce thickens, about 1 minute.

  3. Serve the shrimp and vegetables over rice and sprinkled with sesame seeds.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

339 Calories
13g Fat
34g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 339
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 6g
Added Sugars 4g 8%
Protein 20g 40%
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 143mg 48%
Vitamin A 2797IU 56%
Vitamin C 14mg 16%
Folate 42mcg 11%
Sodium 921mg 40%
Calcium 143mg 11%
Iron 3mg 15%
Magnesium 106mg 25%
Potassium 285mg 6%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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