Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

Updated: Aug. 06, 2023
Get out the chopsticks! This shrimp and broccoli stir fry is a healthier alternative to takeout and is so easy to prepare. The sesame oil, ginger and soy sauce add a rich flavor that enhances the taste of fresh broccoli. —Mary Kisinger, Calgary, AB
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  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 3 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 cups hot cooked rice
  • Additional chopped green onions, optional


  1. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and broth until smooth. Stir in the soy sauce, hoisin sauce and sesame oil; set aside.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet or wok, stir-fry broccoli in oil until crisp-tender. Add the onions, garlic and ginger; stir-fry until vegetables are tender, 3-4 minutes. Add shrimp; stir-fry until shrimp turn pink, 4-5 minutes longer.
  3. Stir cornstarch mixture and add to the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes. Serve with rice. If desired, garnish with additional green onions.
Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry Tips

Can you use frozen shrimp to make shrimp and broccoli stir fry?

Yes! You can use frozen shrimp in this recipe, but be sure to thaw them first to avoid adding additional moisture and overcooking other ingredients. (You can use frozen in lots of easy shrimp recipes, too.)

What else can you put in shrimp and broccoli stir fry?

Every stir fry recipe starts with a basic formula: veggies + protein + sauce + a base. From there, you can make virtually a brand-new stir fry every time! In this shrimp and broccoli stir fry, consider adding snow peas or sliced red pepper. You can also add some heat with sriracha or red pepper flakes.

What else can you serve shrimp and broccoli stir fry with?

Most stir fry recipes are served with rice, but you can switch it up by using rice noodles as a base. This dish pairs well with egg rolls or crispy crab rangoons.
Maggie Knoebel, Taste of Home Associate Recipe Editor/Test Cook

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 289 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 138mg cholesterol, 524mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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