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Shrimp Stir Fry & Rice or Rice Noodles

Updated: Apr 7, 2023



There are times you want a something but you don't have everything you need. You know the feeling, a little of this and a little of that. Pull it all together to create a delicious wholesome meal. Sometimes that is exactly what I do when I want stir fry but, don't quite have everything I want to make my ideal stir fry so this is what I do. I checked out my freezer and pantry and create a stir fry with left overs. The meal turned out so so good I had to share.


In my ideal stir fry I want steak, lobster, shrimp, zucchini, yellow squash, portabella mushrooms, and onions. I like to add ginger root, soy sauce, teriyaki, oyster sauce, and sometimes hoisin. I always have a time trying to figure out if I want rice noodles or jasmine rice. Both are delicious.



The great thing about stir fry is it is quick and easy and you have your protein, veggies, and if you nestle it with rice or noodles you have a starch all rolled into one. It's healthy and the gravy is the key to great flavor to the stir fry.



Did You Know


Stir fry is not a dish but a style of cooking. It is simply rapidly cooking chopped food in oil over high heat. Stir frying was first developed in China. The stovetop would have a hole over the fire chamber. The wok round bottom would fit over the hole to capture the heat. Stir frying was a way to cook food quickly while using less fuel, which was expensive and valuable for heating.


Quick Tips


Rice Noodles

Rice noodles are soaked in warm water for 10-15 minutes, or until soft. Do not use hot water or cold water and you don't need to boil them.


Rice

The best rice to use with stir fry recipes are Jasmine or Long Grain rice because they both are less sticky than short grain rice. Jasmine rice has a light floral aroma to it.





Ingredients Shrimp Stir Fry


1 large onion

1 red pepper

1 yellow pepper

1 orange pepper

1 Tbsp cooking oil

1 Tbsp Ginger root

2 Tbsp soy sauce

2 cups mix vegetables

12 Jumbo Shrimps

1 Tbsp Hoisin sauce

1 Tbsp Roasted red chili paste

1 Tbsp water

Rice or Rice noodles (optional)











Let's Cook!


  • Heat up the wok or frying pan with the cooking oil. Add in the sliced onions, red peppers, yellow peppers, and orange pepper.


  • Add in the fresh ginger root and soy sauce.




  • Fold in the mixed vegetables and shrimp.

  • Once the shrimp begin to turn an opaque pink add in the hoisin sauce and red chili paste. Toss and blend well. Add in the water to create a delightful gravy.

  • Serve in a bowl or over rice noodles or rice

Bon Appetit, ENJOY



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Debra Johnson | Food Blogger
Hi, I'm Debra

I am happy to share quick and easy recipes that fill the belly, warms the soul, and tastes Delish!

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