Shrimp & Broccoli Stir-Fry

The broccoli in this simple shrimp-and-broccoli stir-fry absorbs the flavors of the sauce, which also coats the shrimp perfectly. The ingredients can be prepped ahead of time and whipped together in about 15 minutes, making this meal ideal for busy weeknights.

Shrimp & Broccoli Stir-Fry
Photo: Victor Protasio
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • 2 tablespoons mirin

  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium tamari or soy sauce (see Tip)

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger

  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil

  • 2 teaspoons chile-garlic sauce

  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 5 cups broccoli florets (1-inch)

  • 1 bunch scallions, chopped, white and light green parts separated from dark green parts), divided

  • 1 pound large peeled, deveined raw shrimp, tail-on if desired

  • 4 cups cooked brown rice


  1. Whisk mirin, tamari (or soy sauce), water, ginger, sesame oil, chile-garlic sauce and cornstarch in a small bowl. Set aside.

  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Stir in broccoli and white and light green parts of scallions; cover and cook, undisturbed, until the broccoli just turns bright green, about 2 minutes. Add shrimp; cook, uncovered and stirring often, until the shrimp are almost cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes. Whisk the sauce and add to the pan; cook, stirring constantly, until the broccoli is tender-crisp, the shrimp are opaque and the sauce has thickened, about 45 seconds. Remove from heat; stir in dark green parts of scallions. Serve with brown rice.


Tip: People with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

455 Calories
13g Fat
63g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 1/3 cups stir-fry & 1 cup rice
Calories 455
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 63g 23%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 24g 48%
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 143mg 48%
Vitamin A 2517IU 50%
Sodium 586mg 25%

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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