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Stir-Fried Shrimp with Vegetables and Brown Rice

by IBD Medical on November 22, 2023

Indulge in a delightful culinary experience with our Stir-Fried Shrimp and Vegetable Brown Rice Bowl. Packed with vibrant colours and bold flavours, this recipe seamlessly combines succulent shrimp, crisp vegetables, and nutty brown rice. The careful fusion of sesame oil, ginger, and garlic creates a symphony of tastes in every bite. Not only does it tantalise your taste buds, but it also offers a well-balanced nutritional profile. Discover a dish that's not only delicious but also diabetes-friendly, with controlled calories, protein-packed shrimp, and a harmony of essential nutrients. Join us in the kitchen as we embark on a journey to create a wholesome meal that's as satisfying as it is nourishing.


    • 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
    • 2 cups broccoli florets
    • 1 bell pepper, thinly sliced
    • 1 carrot, julienned
    • 3 green onions, sliced
    • 2 cups cooked brown rice
    • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
    • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
    • 1 teaspoon ginger, minced
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced


    1. Prepare Shrimp:

      • In a wok or large skillet, heat sesame oil over medium-high heat.
      • Add shrimp, ginger, and garlic, and stir-fry until the shrimp are pink and cooked through. Remove the shrimp from the wok and set aside.
    2. Stir-Fry Vegetables:

      • In the same wok, add a bit more sesame oil if needed.
      • Add broccoli, bell pepper, carrot, and green onions to the wok. Stir-fry until the vegetables are tender-crisp.
    3. Combine Shrimp and Vegetables:

      • Return the cooked shrimp to the wok and toss with the stir-fried vegetables.
    4. Add Brown Rice:

      • Stir in the cooked brown rice, breaking up any clumps and ensuring it is well mixed with the shrimp and vegetables.
    5. Season with Soy Sauce:

      • Drizzle low-sodium soy sauce over the mixture. Stir well to evenly distribute the flavours. Adjust the soy sauce to taste.
    6. Cook and Serve:

      • Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until everything is heated through.
      • Serve hot, garnished with additional sliced green onions if desired.

    Nutrition Information (per serving, approximate):

    • Calories: 300-350 kcal
    • Protein: 25-30g
    • Carbohydrates: 30-35g
      • Dietary Fiber: 4-6g
      • Sugars: 3-4g
    • Fat: 8-10g
      • Saturated Fat: 1-2g
    • Cholesterol: 150-180mg
    • Sodium: 400-500mg
    By embracing this recipe, you've not only treated yourself to a culinary delight but also taken a step towards mindful eating and a healthier lifestyle. Remember, each carefully measured ingredient contributes to a harmonious blend of taste and wellness. We hope this dish becomes a cherished addition to your repertoire of wholesome recipes. 
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