Thursday, September 6, 2012

Stir-Fried Shrimp and Broccoli

I don't cook with shrimp often enough. When I do, I realize how easy and light it is. It's so easy to dress up with veggies and tangy sauces. This recipe only takes 20 minutes to make and is greatly satisfying.
Stir-Fried Shrimp and Broccoli

1 cup long-grain white rice
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 clove garlic, chopped
3/4 pound frozen peeled and deveined large shrimp, thawed
kosher salt and black pepper
2 tablespoons canola oil
4 carrots, thinly sliced
1/2 bunch broccoli (about 1/2 pound), cut into small florets
1 small sweet onion, sliced 1/2 inch thick

1. Cook the rice according to the package directions. In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, honey, cornstarch, garlic, and ½ cup water.
2. Season the shrimp with ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and cook, tossing occasionally, until almost opaque throughout, 2 to 4 minutes; transfer to a plate.
3. Add the remaining tablespoon of oil to the skillet. Add the carrots, broccoli, and onion and cook, tossing, until beginning to soften, 3 to 5 minutes.
4. Return the shrimp to the skillet, whisk the soy sauce mixture again to redistribute the cornstarch, and add it to the skillet. Cook, tossing frequently, until the shrimp are opaque throughout and the sauce is thickened, 1 to 2 minutes more. Serve with the rice.

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