This is a healthy and simple stir-fry recipe my Mom used to make. You can make it with any variety of shrimp, including baby shrimp or prawns. The green beans can also be substituted for okra.

  • 4 servings
  • 5 mins
  • 10 mins
  • 15 mins


  • 1 pound shrimp, deveined and deshelled
  • 12 oz. green beans
  • 2 tbsp. ginger, grated


  • Trim the ends of the green beans and slice on the bias into 1/8" segements.
  • Heat 1/8" of vegetable oil on medium heat. Add the grated ginger until it begins to turn color.
  • Add the raw shrimp and stir until the shrimp begins to change color, about 1 minute.
  • Add the sliced green beans.
  • Remove from heat and serve over rice- spoon the extra oil over the rice.