Even better than takeout, this quick Teriyaki Shrimp Stir-Fry with vegetables is ready in under 20 minutes with simple ingredients! A homemade teriyaki sauce adds SO much sweet and tangy flavor to the crisp veggies and tender shrimp. You’ll want to add this easy recipe to your weekly dinner recipe rotation!

A wooden spoon stirs teriyaki shrimp stir fry in a wok.

Easy Teriyaki Shrimp with Vegetables

While it may always seem like eating out is so much better… (Yes, I agree — the lack of dishes to clean up is a HUGE plus!)

Making a teriyaki shrimp stir-fry at home is one of the EASIEST weeknight dinners!

In just 20 minutes you can have a healthy meal loaded with lean seafood and nutritious veggies on the table.

Both kids and adults love the subtly sweet and tangy homemade teriyaki sauce, too. You can make it as spicy or mild as you wish!

And if you’re a meal prep pro, this one is super easy to get a jumpstart on for the week! It’s the perfect quick dinner on a busy weeknight.

If you love stir-fry recipes, you’ve got to check out this Teriyaki Chicken Stir-Fry, Beef Stir-Fry, and Honey Sesame Chicken Stir-Fry next!

Shrimp, fresh veggies, and teriyaki sauce ingredients are needed to make this dish.

Ingredients

  • Shrimp. Look for 20 to 24 count. This is considered medium-sized shrimp. Save time by buying peeled and deveined shrimp. If using frozen shrimp, make sure they are completely thawed and patted dry before cooking.
  • Soy sauce. If needed, you can sub in tamari or coconut aminos.
  • Sugar. Dark or light brown sugar is best, but feel free to use coconut sugar or another natural sweetener. You’ll also need honey.
  • Vinegar. For the most authentic flavor, stick with rice vinegar. In a pinch, apple cider vinegar will work.
  • Ginger and garlic. Finely minced garlic and ginger paste (or finely minced fresh ginger) are needed. If possible, avoid garlic powder and ground ginger.
  • Fresh vegetables. Carrots, bell peppers, onion, and snow peas (or snap peas) add a colorful and healthy flair to the dish. But feel free to use whatever veggies you have on hand or your personal preference. It’s a great way to clear out the crisper drawer!
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How to Make Teriyaki Shrimp Stir-Fry

Please see the recipe card below for ingredient amounts and more detailed instructions.

1. Prep the Ingredients

First, use a paper towel to gently dab the raw shrimp dry. This step will help the shrimp cook evenly and ensure the sauce thickens up and doesn’t get too watery.

Slice the carrots, bell peppers, and onion into thin, evenly sized-pieces. You want everything to cook at the same rate.

Shrimp is dried off before cooking.

2. Make the Teriyaki Sauce

Stir together the soy sauce, warm water, brown sugar, honey, vinegar, cornstarch, garlic, and ginger paste. Be sure to use a medium-sized bowl so everything fits.

Set the easy homemade teriyaki sauce aside until you’re ready to use it.

The teriyaki sauce is whisked together.

3. Sauté the Veggies and Shrimp

Add the olive oil to a wok or large skillet with deep sides. Let it get hot over medium high heat. Test if the oil is hot by adding a splash of water to the pan to see if it sizzles.

Carefully place the sliced carrot, pepper, onion, and snow peas in the pan and sauté for 3-4 minutes. They should be getting tender.

Push the veggies to the side of the pan and add the shrimp. Cook the shrimp in a single layer for 1-2 minutes per side. (It’s ok if the shrimp aren’t cooked through all the way.)

Stir everything together.

Shrimp is stirred into the veggies.

4. Add the Sauce and Serve

Pour the teriyaki sauce over the vegetables and shrimp and stir until everything is coated. Reduce the heat to medium-low and let it simmer for 2-3 minutes.

Serve this teriyaki shrimp recipe over white rice or cauliflower rice. Sprinkle some sliced green onions and sesame seeds on top, as well.

FAQs

Does teriyaki sauce go on before or after? 

For the best results, add the teriyaki sauce to the veggies and meat towards the end of cooking. Otherwise, the sauce will thicken too much and could burn.

How to sauté shrimp in wok? 

It is best to sauté shrimp in a single layer and only for a few minutes on each side. Be sure to use enough oil to coat the bottom and keep the heat at medium-high.

Recipe Tips

  • Save time. Grab shrimp that have already been peeled and deveined.
  • Same size. Be sure to cut the veggies evenly so they cook at a similar rate.
  • Single layer. Try not to overlap the shrimp when cooking.
  • Some like it hot. Increase the spice level with red pepper flakes, chili garlic paste, or your favorite hot sauce. 
  • Add extra. You can include as many fresh veggies as you want and really increase the nutritional value of this easy teriyaki shrimp stir fry.
Chopsticks pick up a piece of shrimp of a plate of teriyaki stir fry.

What to Serve with Teriyaki Shrimp

Shrimp, or any kind of stir-fry, is such a simple meal. Pair it with any of these side dishes when you’re ready to dig in.

You can serve this dish with a wide variety of rice. Try this Instant Pot White Rice, or try Cauliflower Rice to keep it low-carb. Both Jasmine Rice and Basmati Rice add a little extra.

Or try Cauliflower Fried Rice or Chicken Fried Rice.

More Stir-Fry Recipes

Stir-fry dinners are quick, tasty, and easy to clean up. Try any of these stir fry recipes next.

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Teriyaki Shrimp Stir-Fry with Vegetables

Even better than takeout, this quick Teriyaki Shrimp Stir-Fry with vegetables is ready in under 20 minutes with simple ingredients! A homemade teriyaki sauce adds SO much sweet and tangy flavor to the crisp veggies and tender shrimp.
Yield 4 servings
Prep 15 minutes
Cook 15 minutes
Total 30 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 1 lb. shrimp 20-24 count, peeled, deveined
  • cup soy sauce or Tamari* gluten-free
  • cup water warm
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar or coconut sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 Tbsp. rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1 tsp. ginger paste or finely minced
  • 2 Tbsp. oil avocado or olive
  • 1 cup carrots thinly sliced
  • 1 bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 small white onion thinly sliced
  • 1 cup snow peas

For Serving:

  • Green onions thinly sliced, optional
  • Rice or cauliflower rice, optional
  • Sesame seeds toasted, optional

Instructions 

  • Dry the Shrimp: Dab the shrimp with a paper towel to ensure there is no excess liquid. Set aside until ready to use.
    1 lb. shrimp
  • Make Teriyaki Sauce: Add the soy sauce, warmed up water, brown sugar, honey, vinegar, cornstarch, garlic, and ginger paste to a medium-sized bowl. Whisk until well combined and then set aside.
    ⅓ cup soy sauce, ⅓ cup water, 2 Tbsp. brown sugar, 2 Tbsp. honey, 1 Tbsp. rice vinegar, 1 Tbsp. cornstarch, 2 cloves garlic, 1 tsp. ginger paste
  • Sauté the Veggies and Shrimp: Add oil to a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot (you can test this by adding a splash of water and see if it sizzles!) carefully add the sliced carrot, pepper, onion, and snow peas. Saute for 3-4 minutes, or until the vegetables begin to get tender. Push the vegetables to the side of the skillet and then add in the shrimp in as close to a single layer as possible. Cook for 1-2 minutes per side and then mix in with the vegetables. (It’s ok if the shrimp are not completely cooked through.)
    2 Tbsp. oil, 1 cup carrots, 1 bell pepper, 1 small white onion, 1 cup snow peas
  • Add the Sauce: Pour in the teriyaki sauce and stir until all of the vegetables and shrimp are coated in the sauce. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  • Serve the teriyaki shrimp over white rice or cauliflower rice with sliced green onions. Enjoy!
    Green onions, Rice, Sesame seeds

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Notes

  • Nutrition information is calculated without any additional rice or cauliflower rice.
Prep-Ahead Instructions: You can easily cut the veggies a day or two ahead of time and simply store them in a Ziploc bag. Mix up the sauce the day before if needed, too.
Storage Directions:
Keep leftover teriyaki shrimp in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. You can freeze this stir-fry recipe, but the veggies might get mushy. Be sure as little air as possible touches the food in a freezer-bag or airtight container. For the best results, warm the stir-fry back up in a skillet over medium heat.
Recipe Tips:
  • Save time. Grab shrimp that have already been peeled and deveined.
  • Same size. Be sure to cut the veggies evenly so they cook at a similar rate.
  • Single layer. Try not to overlap the shrimp when cooking.
  • Some like it hot. Increase the spice level with red pepper flakes, chili garlic paste, or your favorite hot sauce. 
  • Add extra. You can include as many fresh veggies as you want and really increase the nutritional value of this easy teriyaki shrimp stir fry.

Nutrition

Calories: 284kcal, Carbohydrates: 28g, Protein: 27g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Trans Fat: 0.03g, Cholesterol: 183mg, Sodium: 1245mg, Potassium: 615mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 18g, Vitamin A: 6544IU, Vitamin C: 57mg, Calcium: 116mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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