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Shrimp and Asparagus Stir Fry Meal Prep

An easy stir fry that you can quickly prep ahead of time for the whole week! Simply add brown rice and you’re set!

Shrimp and Asparagus Stir Fry Meal Prep - An easy stir fry that you can quickly prep ahead of time for the whole week! Simply add brown rice and you're set!

I could eat this meal prep bowl for days.

I mean, I actually have been eating this for days.

But I’m far from getting sick of it.

And I’ve swapped out the asparagus for some broccoli for variation.

It works both ways.

Or you can even have broccoli and asparagus in the same bowl.

I know.

I’m kind of a genius.

Also, note that cooked shrimp lasts for 3-4 days in the fridge.

But as always, methods for optimal food storage and shelf life should be based on good judgment and what you are personally comfortable with.

The only thing to remember though is this.

Carry a bottle of Sriracha with you wherever you go.

So you can drizzle that right on prior to serving.

Shrimp and Asparagus Stir Fry Meal Prep

An easy stir fry that you can quickly prep ahead of time for the whole week! Simply add brown rice and you’re set!

15 minutes35 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced

For the sauce

  • 3 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, oyster sauce, rice wine vinegar, brown sugar, ginger, garlic, sesame oil and cornstarch; set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan filled with 2 cups of water, cook rice according to package instructions; set aside.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add shrimp, and cook, stirring occasionally, until pink, about 2-3 minutes. Add asparagus, and cook, stirring frequently, until tender, about 2-3 minutes.
  4. Stir in soy sauce mixture until well combined and slightly thickened, about 1-2 minutes.
  5. Place rice and shrimp mixture into meal prep containers, garnished with sesame seeds and green onion, if desired.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 236.0 Calories from Fat 40.5
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.5g 7%
Saturated Fat 0.5g 3%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 175.0mg 58%
Sodium 1516mg 63%
Total Carbohydrate 22.0g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3.0g 12%
Sugars 3.0g
Protein 23.0g 46%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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39 comments

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    I have not cooked this recipe yet but I can see the future…I must love it!
    Running to my shops today to find king prawns and ginger (I am lucky enough to have the rest of ingredients at home).
    I can´t wait to try this!

    Thanks for sharing your wisdom, I discovered this website yesterday and it has been the best since Melissa Hemsley.
    Best wishes from UK

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    I have been making a version of this recipe for years. I like everything in your recipe except for when you add your shrimp. A friendly tip for you is to start the asparagus first. Adding the shrimp first only over cooks them. Cooking shrimp in a stir fry pan on med-hi heat longer than 3 mins is a sin. Just my experience.

  3. Put mine over ramen noodles instead of rice. Awesome!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    I’ve made quite a few recipes from this website, amd they were all great. However, this one was especially good! I actually used white asparagus which has a longer cook time. So, I took the shrimp out and cooked the asparagus about 5 extra minutes. I’m so excited about eating the leftover amount for lunch tomorrow. Thank you for this website!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    This is wonderful! I’ve tried so many stir fry recipes that are bland. This is flavorful without being too spicy. And it’s easy to make. Thank you!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Oh my goodness… the recipe itself is delicious, but the sauce is AMAZING! I’ve been looking for a great all-round stir fry sauce, and this recipe, by far, is the best I’ve tasted! I’ve already used it a few more times in a vegetable/rice noodle dish, chicken stir fry dish, etc.. Thank you so much!

  7. This was sooo good my kids loved it

  8. This was freakin amazing! Loved it! 

  9. have you made this using frozen shrimp? Thanks 🙂

  10. Any suggestions for an oyster sauce replacement? I am allergic to oysters!

    • Unfortunately, without further recipe testing, I cannot answer with certainty. As always, please use your best judgment regarding substitutions and modifications.

    • You can buy vegetarian Oyster Sauce at most Asian markets. 

    • My wife is highly allergic to shellfish. I use Lee Kum Kee oyster sauce and she has no allergic reactions at all. I would test a small portion of the sauce on the inner part of your forearm before eating to be safe. If your skin develops a small rash then steer clear of it.

  11. I’m sorry if this sounds like a dumb question, but when you say serving size per container 4 does that mean this recipe makes 4 containers of food and each container is 236 calories? Thank you

  12. Are Oyster Sauce and Fish Sauce pretty similar/can they be interchanged?

    • Fish sauce is a watery sauce made from anchovies. It is a staple in Thai and Vietnamese cooking.

      Oyster sauce is much sweeter. It is a thick sauce made from oysters. It is a staple in Chinese cooking.

  13. what do you mean “prep ahead of time for a whole week”? do you freeze after prep? If not, they are kept in they are kept in the frig for a week? how much time in the microwave to reheat?
    The recipe looks delicious and would love to prepare this before company arrives. Please let me know the steps for reheating.

    thank you

  14. I didn’t have asparagus, but had broccoli, red pepper, onion, peas, water chestnuts…I can attest this woman’s recipe is DAMN DELICIOUS! It was the best stir fry I have ever eaten and most definitely the best I have even made. I picked up her cook book and first made her faux “chicken” cauliflower. You can use any sauce of hers you like, including this one with that technique it too is so brilliant I can hardly find the words adequate to praise her. Daham! It is that good! Get her cookbook it is brimming with fabulous recipes from a truly masterful chef! Thanks Chungah! Woman you ROCK!

  15. I see the nutritional info for this but is there a way to get the nutritional info without the brown rice?

    • Nutritional information is provided only for select and new recipes at this time. However, if it is not available for a specific recipe, I recommend using free online resources at your discretion (you can Google “nutritional calculator”) to obtain such information. Hope that helps!

  16. Perfect recipe! I’d add balsamic vinegar 🙂

  17. Made this for my family tonight. It was so yummy!!!!

  18. Shrimp and asparagus? You won me there. I love both of these ingredients and since they’re together in this dish, I can already tell it’s super delicious. I’m gonna try it tomorrow already 😀

  19. Is there an alternative for rice wine vinegar? Nice recipe as always!

  20. That looks wonderful! thank you for sharing! (:

  21. How many calories

    • Nutritional information is provided only for select and new recipes at this time. However, if it is not available for a specific recipe, I recommend using free online resources at your discretion (you can Google “nutritional calculator”) to obtain such information. Hope that helps!

  22. Cool photography, makes this recipe look lovely – which I’m sure it is! I didn’t realise cooked shrimp would last that long, thanks for the tip.

  23. Don’t think I’ve ever had shrimp with asparagus before? Sounds and look lovely though! Nice one 🙂

  24. Could you please post the nutritional information for this meal? It looks delicious. Thank you!!

  25. Where do you buy the black meal prep containers? Do they have lids?