Shrimp and Vegetables with Thick Soy Sauce

This Shrimp and Vegetables with Thick Soy Sauce is delicious. I used shrimp but you can use any other type of protein of your choice. Organic tofu would be great in this.

Shrimp and Vegetables with Thick Soy Sauce
So today I just didn’t know what to do for lunch. Lunch is the largest meal for Spaniards and even though I am here, I still keep this tradition going. After all, I think the largest meal should be eaten during the day, while you are still going, and not at night while you are winning down :-)

Anyhow, this Shrimp and Vegetables with Thick Soy Sauce me no time to put together, that is how I like it :-) because in between cleaning, cooking, feeding the baby, etc I can not spend to much time cooking in the kitchen. I need something quick, easy and nutritious and this fits the bill.

I also like the fact that my rice cooker helps me with this. I find it much easier cooking rice this way than doing it any on the stove. To tell you the truth I don’t remember the last time I made rice the old fashion way, love my cheap rice cooker :-)

If you make this Shrimp and Vegetables with Thick Soy Sauce try your hardest to use reduced sodium because even using this type of soy sauce I still find it a bit on the salty side. Maybe it is just me, and once again any veggies will go with this recipe.

Enjoy it anyways!

Shrimp and Vegetables with Thick Soy SauceShrimp and Vegetables with Thick Soy Sauce
On the left picture you can see I had the prep ingredients ready to go which does not take more than 5 minutes or so. On the right picture the vegetable mixture is ready to go, I just need my rice :-)


Shrimp and Vegetables with Thick Soy Sauce

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 6 servings

Total Time: 20 minutes


1 lb cooked large shrimp
1 red onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
2 cups fresh broccoli florets
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
1 tbsp unrefined sugar
2-4 tbsp sweet and sour chili sauce
3 tsp cornstarch
1 tbsp ginger or garlic, minced
2 tbsp olive oil
Red pepper flakes, optional
2 cups uncooked brown rice


Cook the brown rice according to package instructions.

In a mixing bowl, mix together soy sauce, vinegar, chili sauce, brown sugar, and cornstarch.

On high to medium heat heat oil in a skillet. Add onions, peppers and garlic. Cook for about 3-5 minutes. Add broccoli and carrots and cook further for another 2-3 minutes. Don't over cook the broccoli.

Add shrimp and soy sauce mixture and cook for about 1-2 minutes, until heated through. The sauce will thicken a little bit.

Serve over rice and sprinkle some pepper flakes if you would like some heat.

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  1. Buenísimo Myriam, pero buenísimo de verdad! tengo que probar esta receta, me gusta la combinación de ingredientes y debe estar de vicio.
    Por cierto, la próxima primavera nos vamos a nueva york, me recomiendas algo que no debo perderme? tiendas, restaurantes… lo que creas, dime!

  2. Rosanna,

    estan de muerte, te los recomiendo. Muy faciles de hacer y buenisimo.

    Puff, referente a lo de NYC, ahi tantas cosas de por ver, hacer y comer q es dificil pero vamos lo tipico, central park, times square, china town (canal street es el metro), los museos, downtown donde las torres gemelas. Si quereis comprar cosas de marca baratas como ropa y tal en china town y un centro comercial q esta al lado de las torres gemelas q se llama Century 21. Tb si no vais a ver la estatua o si vais a verla da igual :-) coger el ferry q va a Staten Island q sale desde downtown Manhattan q es gratis y os dais un paseo en el barco pues a la entrada a Manhattan otra vez es bonito y os podeis sacar fotos guapas :-0

    Restaurantes….pues en el village area ahi mogollon. Tb Chelsea market q es donde tienen el canal de television de comida de aqui en Estados unidos y tienen restaurantes, tiendas de instrumentos de cocina y una panaderia muy famosa. Esta muy bien

    Bueno pues nada espero q te ayude un poco :-)


  3. Vegetables aren’t my thing but those do look interesting. :)

    I’m here for the peanut butter pie mention. Is it a healthy version?! Peanut butter pie is one of my favorite things ever. This morning I made a speculoos version of peanut butter pie but it’s super bad for you. I look forward to your version!

  4. Texanerian,

    not really that healthy. The crust has oatmeal, peanuts, cookies, butter and soy milk. The problem is the top consistency with the peanut butter, condense milk and cheese. It seems not to want to stay together much :-)

    I am thinking of the next trial which will be the last one. The pie is really yummy but the consistency is not there….

  5. Muchísimas gracias Myriam!!!!!! Me refería a tiendas concretas donde comprar menaje o ingredientes, tiendas de estas que uno no se puede perder cuando está en una ciudad.
    Muchas gracias por tus recomendaciones, las tendré en cuenta!

  6. Spinach and potato pakoras looks so crispy and perfect. You have a nice space here :)

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  8. I made these, loved them and shared them with others who loved them too. I also added fennugreek to the last batch for a unique Indian twist. Thank you for this delicious healthy recipe. YUMMO!

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