30 Minute Stir Fry with Crispy Shrimp

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30 Minute Stir Fry with Crispy Shrimp is a huge hit with my family & it will be with yours too. It comes together quickly, so it is perfect for a weeknight!

30 Minute Stir Fry with Crispy Shrimp was a huge hit with my family and it will be with yours too. Here’s a little secret though, it’s super easy! I saved myself a whole lot of time and effort by using frozen SeaPak Butterfly Shrimp.

It’s super nice to have a few things in the freezer like this for busy nights. A rice cooker takes all the work out of making rice, Meal Prep Monday takes all the work out of the stir fry, throwing everything in a jar and giving it a shake takes all the work out of the sauce, and SeaPak Butterfly Shrimp take all the work out of the tastiest part of the meal. Really, this meal practically makes itself!

30 Minute Stir Fry with Crispy Shrimp plus this Week's Meal Plan

Tips and Tricks for making 30 minute stir-fry with crispy shrimp:

  • For the Juice: 100% apple juice or white grape juice are great options. If you like the flavor of pineapple you could also use pineapple juice. I used apple juice and it gave it just the right amount of sweet.
  • Don’t overcrowd the pan when cooking the vegetables. You can cover the bottom, but you don’t want more than one layer of vegetables.
  • If you have too many vegetables to fit in the pan without overcrowding, cook them in two or more batches.

What vegetables are good to stir fry?

Broccoli, sweet bell peppers, carrots, onion, snow peas, mushrooms, and/or asparagus are all good options.

30 Minute Stir Fry with Crispy Shrimp plus this Week's Meal Plan

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30 Minute Stir Fry with Crispy Shrimp


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths-Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 1x

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30 Minute Stir Fry with Crispy Shrimp is a huge hit with my family & it will be with yours too. It comes together quickly, so it is perfect for a weeknight!


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Ingredients

For the Rice:

  • 2 cups long grain brown rice
  • 2 1/4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons chicken bullion (I like Organic Better then Bullion)

For the Sauce:

  • 1/3 cup cold water
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 cup juice (see notes)
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup white or rice vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon toasted seasame seed oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional

For the Stir Fry:

  • 1 to 1 1/2 pounds assorted vegetables cut into bite-sized pieces. Broccoli, sweet bell peppers, carrots, onion, snow peas, mushrooms, and/or asparagus are all good options.
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

For the Crispy Shrimp

  • 1 package SeaPak Butterfly Shrimp

Instructions

For the Rice:

  1. Place all of your ingredients for the rice (rice, water, and bullion) in a rice cooker and get it started. The rice is what takes the longest to cook. If you don’t have a rice cooker I’d recommend making white rice on the stove top according to package directions (brown rice is always crunchy when I make it on the stove so I only make it in a rice cooker!)

For the Sauce:

  1. Place the cold water and cornstarch in a mason jar, add the lid and shake until completely combined.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredient to the jar, replace the lid, and shake well to combine.

For the Stir Fry:

  1. Wash and cut vegetables of your choosing.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat and add one tablespoon of olive oil. Swirl the oil in the bottom of the pan so that it coats the bottom.
  3. Add the vegetables that take the longest to cook (in my case it was the carrots and onions). Cook those vegetables for 4 or 5 minutes.
  4. Add the remaining vegetables and cook for another 3-5 minutes, stirring often, until the vegetables are tender crisp.
  5. Give the sauce in the jar a good shake and then carefully pour it into the hot pan with the vegetables.
  6. Stir constantly, scraping the bottom, until the sauce thickens and changes from a milky brown to a clear reddish color, 2-3 minutes. Remove the heat right away.

For the Shrimp:

  1. Cook the shrimp in a hot oven, according to package directions. This should take 10-12 minutes. Preheat the oven but don’t put the shrimp in until you are getting ready to cook your vegetables so that they come out hot as the vegetables are getting done.
  2. Once all of the parts of the dish are ready assemble by adding rice, then vegetables, then shrimp to your bowl. Enjoy right away.

Notes

*Juice- 100% apple juice or white grape juice are great options. If you like the flavor of pineapple you could also use pineapple juice. I used apple juice and it gave it just the right amount of sweet.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: Serves 4-6
  • Calories: 358
  • Sugar: 3.9g
  • Sodium: 494.1mg
  • Fat: 5.8g
  • Carbohydrates: 67.5g
  • Protein: 8.8g
  • Cholesterol: 9.2mg

Keywords: Shrimp, 30 Minute Meal, Seafood, Stirfry

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