Diabetic-Friendly Delight: Shrimp and Broccoli Stir-Fry with Cauliflower Rice

Living with diabetes doesn't mean compromising on taste and enjoyment. Our Shrimp and Broccoli Stir-Fry with Cauliflower Rice is not only delicious but also diabetes-friendly, offering a satisfying alternative to traditional stir-fries with rice.


The Benefits of Cauliflower Rice:

Cauliflower rice is a fantastic substitute for traditional rice, providing a low-carb option with fewer impacts on blood sugar levels. It's rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber, making it a nutritious base for this flavorful dish.

Shrimp: A Lean Protein Source:

Shrimp is a lean protein source that adds a delightful texture to the stir-fry without contributing excessive fat or carbohydrates. Additionally, it's a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, which can benefit heart health.


Shrimp and Broccoli Stir-Fry with Cauliflower Rice


  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 medium cauliflower, riced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, grated
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped green onions and sesame seeds for garnish


Prepare the Cauliflower Rice:

  • Cut the cauliflower into florets and pulse in a food processor until it resembles rice.
  • Sauté the cauliflower rice in a pan with a bit of olive oil until tender but not mushy. Set aside.

Cook the Shrimp:

  • In the same pan, add the shrimp and cook until they turn pink, approximately 2-3 minutes per side. Remove from the pan and set aside.

Stir-Fry the Vegetables:

  • In the pan, add a bit more olive oil if needed. Sauté garlic and ginger until fragrant.
  • Add broccoli florets and stir-fry until they are tender-crisp, about 3-4 minutes.

Combine and Season:

  • Add the cooked shrimp back into the pan with the vegetables.
  • Pour in soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, and red pepper flakes if you like a bit of heat.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. Toss everything together until well combined.


  • Plate the shrimp and broccoli stir-fry over the cauliflower rice.
  • Garnish with chopped green onions and sesame seeds for a burst of freshness and added texture.

This recipe is not only diabetes-friendly but also quick and easy to prepare, making it perfect for busy weeknights. With minimal effort, you can enjoy a delicious, homemade meal that aligns with your dietary goals.

Remember to consult with your healthcare provider to ensure that this recipe fits into your individual dietary plan. Embrace the joy of cooking and savor the flavors of this Shrimp and Broccoli Stir-Fry with Cauliflower Rice—it's a delightful journey to a healthier and tastier lifestyle.