This Honey Garlic Shrimp with Broccoli is a great homemade option to amazing take-out flavors in one single bowl. Made in just 30 minutes, this shrimp and broccoli is smothered in a sweet + slightly spicy honey garlic sauce, with hints of ginger, and is perfect when served with cauliflower rice, jasmine rice, brown rice. Absolutely delicious for the entire family! Gluten-free option.
When it comes to take out, my order almost always consists of shrimp and broccoli. While the Chinese restaurant’s’ version is often more savory, I love that I’ve made this Honey Garlic Shrimp with Broccoli more on the sweeter side with a hint of spicy. Plus, I love how easy it is to make this and it works for a great meal prep dish throughout the week for greater ease.
Personally, this dish makes for a great addition to any day, especially on days that aren’t as pleasant or are far more tiring than usual. It definitely isn’t always an easy journey (with Life in period), but it’s about finishing the race strong every time, regardless of setbacks. I highly credit my relationship with God as being my best foundation to facing life’s challenges as well as with my own personal evolution in general. If it had not been….Whew!
OK, but let me get to my excitement of this Honey Garlic Shrimp with Broccoli dish, right? So, if you’re a huge fan of take-out (honestly, I don’t know who isn’t. Haha), then this dish will be your newest favorite!
If you’ve been an avid follower + reader of Orchids + Sweet Tea, then you know that my mission has always been to create healthier ways to enjoy our daily indulgences—–and this is definitely one of them.
In this Honey Garlic Shrimp with Broccoli dish, I chose to use Jasmine rice as the side because it’s much healthier than white rice. However, if you want to get even fancier (and healthier), you can opt in for cauliflower rice, brown rice, wild rice or organic noodles as well. The sky is the limit when it comes to creating a great dish.
To get started—-In a large 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat, add 2 Tbsps of butter until melted. Add in the shrimp (seasoned w/ salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and parsley) and cook on both sides (about 3-4 minutes), until pink and cook through. Once done, remove from skillet and set aside.
Here’s what you need for this Honey Garlic Shrimp with Broccoli:
As mentioned before, you can feel free to serve this Honey Garlic Shrimp with Broccoli with any of the following options:
While rice remains one of the biggest staples in food, it’s super important to note that brown rice is a great healthy alternative to white rice. Most of the benefits however, comes from the way it is prepared compared to it’s counterparts.
Brown Rice is a whole grain (meaning that it contains 3-parts of the grain kernel) which makes it highly nutritious and loaded with vitamins and fiber.
When it comes to cooking brown rice—-it should be thoroughly rinsed like all other rices, however, the cook time is a bit longer. Usually, it’s best to boil it in enough water that slightly covers the rice and once the water has boiled, reducing the heat to low and simmering the rice covered for about 45 minutes or so is key.
OK, so as you can see, cauliflower has some pretty awesome benefits, so why not use it as a substitute for rice in this recipe, right? My sentiments exactly. The great thing is that making Cauliflower is SUPER easy! Granted, if you’re low on time and energy, you can always purchase cauliflower rice via your Amazon or other stores that sell great healthy options.
However, if you’re into making it from scratch like I did, then look no further. This recipe includes a handful of easy steps that will ensure that your rice comes out perfectly by simply using a food processor.
If you’re thinking of serving your Honey Garlic Shrimp and Broccoli with pasta, then I’m so with ya! When it comes to pasta, you can use long pastas like Buccatini, Pappardelle, Fettuccine, Tagliatelle, etc. if desired.
I would recommend tossing your pasta in the honey garlic sauce with tongs to ensure that pasta is fully manageable and fully coated. Otherwise, the traditional penne or rigatoni pasta works perfectly too!
Place any leftoverHoney Garlic Shrimp with Broccoli in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Reheat in the microwave or in a skillet when ready to serve.
Quickly boil or steam your veggies for a few minutes until “al dente” if you don’t want to have a little crunch adding them directly to the skillet. DO NOT COOK UNTIL SOFT! Once cooked, drain, and add to a large bowl of iced cold water immediately to stop the cooking process. Resume with recipe.
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Honey Garlic Shrimp with Broccoli