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How to Cook Shrimp With Vegetables

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Sara Ipatenco has taught writing, health and nutrition. She started writing in 2007 and has been published in Teaching Tolerance magazine. Ipatenco holds a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in education, both from the University of Denver.
How to Cook Shrimp With Vegetables
Shrimp cooks very quickly, making it a convenient food even on busy evenings.

Shrimp is a tasty seafood option that is also low in fat and calories. Adding shrimp to vegetables is a nutritious way to include protein in your meal as well. One of the most common ways to cook shrimp and vegetables together is in a stir-fry. Your stir-fry should include several types of vegetables, fresh shrimp and your choice of sauce. Served with steamed brown rice, shrimp with vegetables is a healthy way to increase your intake of fiber, protein, vitamin A and potassium.

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Step 1

Heat the olive oil in a large wok set over medium-high heat.

Step 2

Add the onions, ginger and garlic and saute for three to four minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step 3

Add the carrots, celery, red bell pepper and snow peas. Saute the vegetables for seven to eight minutes, or until they are beginning to get soft.

Step 4

Add the raw shrimp to the wok and cover with a tight-fitting lid. Reduce the heat to medium low.

Step 5

Cook the shrimp with the vegetables for five minutes, or until the shrimp has turned bright pink in color.

Step 6

Whisk the dry sherry, soy sauce, cornstarch, sugar and sesame oil in a small bowl until well-incorporated.

Step 7

Pour the sauce over the shrimp and vegetables and heat for three to four minutes, or until bubbling and slightly thickened.

Step 8

Serve the shrimp with vegetables immediately over steamed rice.

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