Here I am, back at it again with the food posts. I’ve been trying so hard to get my other posts up, but these are the easiest things to post and, to be honest, my favorite things to make. If I’m making dinner already, why not blog about it too?
I made this one last week and, while I loved the flavor of the shrimp, I was so bummed when I undercooked this rice. Sure, I could have thrown it back in the cooker, but I was already so hungry by this point.
The shrimp itself doesn’t take very long to make, maybe 5-10 minutes, but waiting for the rice to cook is tough. I would recommend making the rice in advance and cooking this right when you want to serve dinner.
Oil for cooking
Time to prepare: 10 minutes (not including the rice)
So first things first, I made the marinade for the shrimp to marinate while I cooked for vegetables (it can also be done overnight). I let the shrimp marinade in 1 tablespoon of honey, 3 tablespoons of soy sauce, 2 teaspoons of minced garlic, and one teaspoon of minced ginger.
Second, while the shrimp was marinating, I chopped up the vegetables into little bite-sized pieces. I used half of a red bell pepper, half of a yellow, and one head of broccoli (side note: is it called a head?). I sautéed the vegetables in the pan with about one teaspoon of vegetable oil until the bell peppers were soft. Once the vegetables were soft, I turned the heat to simmer.
For the shrimp, I heated a small pan on high and seared each of the little shrimpies. When It was finished, and it doesn’t take long at all, I added it to the vegetables and made another batch of marinade to add to the mix. Once the sauce was warmed up, we served it up on a bowl of steamed brown rice.
Sounds easy, right?
Healthy Honey Garlic Shrimp
A sweet stir fry that only takes 10 minutes!
- 4 tbsp Honey
- 4 tsp Minced Garlic
- 2 tsp Minced Ginger
- 6 tbsp Soy Sauce
- 1 lb Shrimp
- 1 whole Bell Pepper
- 1 head Broccoli
- 1 cup Brown Rice
1. Steam the rice beforehand.2. Mix together half of the minced garlic, minced ginger, soy sauce, and honey. Marinate the shrimp while you move on to the next steps.3. Cut up the vegetables into bite-sized pieces. Sautee the vegetables in a small amount of oil. When the vegetables are soft, turn the heat down to a simmer.4. Remove the shrimp for the marinade and sear over high heat. When done, add the the vegetables.5. Make a sauce with the remaining ingredients for the marinade. Add to the shrimp and vegetables and serve warm over steamed rice.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4 servings