Sesame Shrimp Stir-Fry Dinner Recipe

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: about 1 cup stir fry plus 1/2 to 3/4 cup cooked rice
    • Calories: 414
    • Fat: 10g
    • Saturated Fat: 1g
    • Cholesterol: 172mg
    • Sodium: 248mg
    • Carbohydrates: 46g
    • Fiber: 4g
    • Protein: 28g

* Nutritional information is based on ingredients listed and serving size; any additions or substitutions to ingredients may alter the recipe's nutritional content

Sesame Shrimp Stir-Fry Dinner Recipe

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Here’s an easy one-pot meal that’s a well-balanced complete dinner for under 500 calories. Light and refreshing, this easy shrimp stir-fry can be made in 30 minutes.


    • 2 Tbsp canola oil
    • 1 small onion, chopped
    • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
    • 1 Tbsp minced ginger
    • 1/8 tsp crushed red-pepper flakes
    • 1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined
    • 2 cups fresh snow peas, trimmed
    • 1 small red bell pepper, sliced
    • 1/2 cup sliced water chestnuts
    • 1 Tbsp sesame seeds
    • 1/8 tsp salt
    • 1/8 tsp sugar
    • 1 cup uncooked brown rice, cooked according to package directions


    • Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a wok or large skillet over high heat until hot. Add the onion, garlic, ginger and red-pepper flakes and stir-fry for 10 seconds. Add the shrimp in one layer. Let cook undisturbed for 1 minute, then add the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil and stir-fry for 1 minute.
    • Add the snow peas, bell pepper, water chestnuts and sesame seeds and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add the salt and sugar, sprinkling it evenly over the vegetables, and stir-fry until the shrimp are cooked through and bright pink, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and serve with brown rice. 
Yield: 4 servings

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Review Date: February 26, 2013
Reviewed By: Christina D. Wright, RD, LDN, Nutrition Editor, Baldwin Publishing, Inc.
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