Sesame Shrimp Stir-Fry


This quick and tasty main dish has a double hit of sesame oil and seeds that add nutty flavor to crisp peppers and shrimp.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
4 servings


  • 2 cups water

  • 1 cup uncooked white rice

  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil

  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced into thin strips

  • 3 green onions, sliced

  • 3 tablespoons teriyaki sauce

  • ½ pound sugar snap peas

  • cup cornstarch

  • ¾ cup chicken broth

  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring salted water to a boil. Add rice, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

  2. While rice is simmering, combine shrimp, ginger, cayenne pepper, garlic, sesame seeds and black pepper in a large plastic food storage bag. Allow to marinate in the refrigerator.

  3. Heat sesame oil in a large wok or skillet. Add red bell pepper and green onions; saute 3 to 4 minutes to soften slightly Add teriyaki sauce. Add peas and shrimp with seasoning; saute 4 minutes or until shrimp are opaque.

  4. Stir cornstarch into chicken broth and add to wok; cook, stirring until mixture boils. Sprinkle with salt. Spoon shrimp mixture over rice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

396 Calories
9g Fat
51g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 396
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 173mg 58%
Sodium 885mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 18%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 45mg 226%
Calcium 97mg 7%
Iron 6mg 33%
Potassium 358mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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