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This orange shrimp and broccoli with garlic sesame fried rice is the perfect quick and easy meal for a busy weeknight or for entertaining guests. Ad

Orange Shrimp and Broccoli with Garlic Sesame Fried Rice

Shrimp and broccoli in a sweet and tangy orange sauce, served with garlic sesame fried rice.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 656kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • For the shrimp & broccoli:
  • 1 1/2 pounds large shrimp (I use 21-25 count)
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil
  • 1 cup of orange juice (fresh squeezed is best)
  • 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of sliced green onions
  • 2 teaspoons of sesame seeds
  • For the fried rice:
  • 2 cups Mahatma Jasmine Rice
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons of sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • salt


  • In a medium pot, place 3 cups of water and 1 and 1/4 teaspoons of salt. Bring the water to a boil, then add 2 cups of Mahatma Jasmine Rice. Bring the water back to a boil then turn the heat to low, cover the pot and let it simmer for 15 minutes. Remove the cover and fluff the rice with a fork.
  • While the rice is cooking, heat a large pan over medium high. Add the broccoli to the pan along with 2 tablespoons of water; cook for 3-5 minutes or until broccoli is tender.
  • Season the broccoli with salt and pepper to taste and then remove it from the pan and set aside.
  • Wipe out the pan with a paper towel and return it to medium high heat. Add the 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil; after the oil is hot add the shrimp in a single layer and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Cook the shrimp for 2-3 minutes per side or until pink and opaque. Remove the shrimp from the pan and set aside.
  • Wipe out the pan with a paper towel and add the orange juice, soy sauce and sugar. Bring to a boil and cook until the mixture has reduced by half and is starting to turn syrupy.
  • Mix 1 teaspoon of cornstarch with 2 teaspoons of cold water and add the mixture to the pan. Boil for 1-2 minutes or until sauce has thickened. Pour the sauce over the shrimp and broccoli and cover with foil to keep warm.
  • To make the fried rice heat 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute - be careful to not let the garlic burn. Add the rice, sesame oil and sesame seeds to the pan and cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • To serve: place the rice on a platter and top with the shrimp and broccoli mixture. Garnish with the sliced green onions and 2 teaspoons of sesame seeds. Serve immediately.


Calories: 656kcal | Carbohydrates: 87g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 428mg | Sodium: 1866mg | Potassium: 619mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 625IU | Vitamin C: 99.4mg | Calcium: 360mg | Iron: 5.9mg