Easy Teriyaki Shrimp

This Easy Teriyaki Shrimp recipe is a quick 30-minute dinner that’s light and loaded with flavor. Seasoned shrimp are cooked, tossed in teriyaki sauce, and served over rice with sesame seeds and green onions. It’s a quick dinner idea for busy weeknights!

a bowl of teriyaki shrimp with rice.

This time of year – when the days are longer and the weather is warmer – I love short-cut recipes like this teriyaki shrimp. It’s a quickie type of dinner that’s ready in just under 30 minutes with just a few steps and a few pantry ingredients.

It has the kind of ingredients you can keep stocked, so it’s easy to whip up when there’s not a lot time to cook or when you’d rather enjoy the warm summer night instead of working in the kitchen. It’s been in our summer dinner rotation a few times so far this year, and I’m thinking it might end up in yours, too.

teriyaki shrimp on a bed of rice.

It starts with seasoned shrimp and shortcut teriyaki sauce and ends on a pile of rice. It’s super simple and delicious – just what a summer dinner needs to be.


  • Garlic powder
  • Ground ginger
  • Black pepper
  • Peeled and deveined shrimp – I use jumbo shrimp (21 to 25 count), but you can use a smaller size. If you do, you will need to reduce the cooking time. I like to use frozen shrimp and thaw them and pat them dry before cooking them.
  • Olive oil
  • Teriyaki sauce – We’re not using homemade teriyaki sauce, so grab a bottle at the store and keep it in the fridge – you’ll get a few rounds of this teriyaki shrimp out of it. I like the brand Soy Vay, but use your favorite.
  • For serving: sesame seeds, sliced green onions, and cooked rice
ingredients for teriyaki shrimp.

How to Make It

Season the shrimp: Mix the seasonings in a large bowl and then add the shrimp. Toss them in the seasoning mix until they’re evenly coated.

Cook the shrimp: Warm the oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the shrimp in a single layer for a couple of minutes and then turn them over and cook them for a few more minutes or until they are pink and opaque. Take them out of the pan while you warm the sauce.

cooked shrimp in a pan and the shrimp in a pan with the sauce.

Simmer the sauce: Pour the teriyaki sauce into the same pan and warm it up until it’s simmering hot. Add the shrimp back to the pan and stir to coat them in the sauce.

Serve and enjoy! Place the teriyaki shrimp on cooked rice. Spoon the extra sauce in the pan over the top and then garnish with sesame seeds and green onions.

Side Dish Ideas

  • Serve this teriyaki shrimp with cooked broccoli, green beans, cauliflower, or other veggie that you like.
  • The shrimp are also great in a salad, or use them to make sandwich wraps.

Here’s to easy summer cooking! I hope you give this one a try soon –

Happy shortcut cooking,

a bowl of teriyaki shrimp.

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Easy Teriyaki Shrimp

teriyaki shrimp on a bed of rice.

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  • Author: April Anderson
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Sauté
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pound jumbo shrimp (21/25 count) peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup teriyaki sauce (I like Soy Vay brand)

For serving

  • 4 cups cooked white rice
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 sliced green onions


  1. Mix the garlic powder, ground ginger, and pepper in a large bowl. Add the shrimp and toss to coat them evenly in the seasoning.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Place the shrimp in an even layer in the hot pan. Cook them for two minutes on the first side. Turn them and cook them for a few minutes more or until they are pink and opaque.
  3. Take the shrimp out of the pan. Pour the teriyaki sauce into the same pan and bring it to a simmer for a couple of minutes. You want to thicken it enough so it coats the shrimp once you add them back to the pan.
  4. Add the shrimp to the sauce and stir to coat them with the sauce. Take the pan off the heat.
  5. Place the cooked rice in bowls. Top it with the shrimp and spoon extra sauce from the pan over the top. Sprinkle the sesame seeds and sliced green onions over the top for garnish.


  • Calories: 309
  • Sugar: 6.9g
  • Sodium: 944.4mg
  • Fat: 4.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.7g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 3.5g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 44.5mg
  • Fiber: 0.6g
  • Protein: 21.7g
  • Cholesterol: 121.6mg

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