Honey Garlic Shrimp Bowls

These Honey Garlic Shrimp Bowls are quick, easy, and loaded with flavor – perfect for a speedy weeknight dinner!

Honey Garlic Shrimp Bowls

The small town I live in currently has a lack of good takeout options. The second I start craving saucy, spicy, Asian-inspired eats is the second I get my booty into the kitchen to whip something up!

For this reason I always have a few bottles of Sriracha, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and sweet chili sauce in the pantry as well as a knob of ginger in my freezer for easy grating.

I may not have all the bells and whistles to get crazy authentic but the results have always been STELLAR and totally hit the spot!

Some favorites include my spicy Szechuan Shrimp and Broccoli, bowl-licking Vegetarian Ramen, and totally crave-worthy Sesame Noodles.

I also make a mean sushi roll if you’re ready to join me on that adventure! (dooooooo it!)

Honey Garlic Shrimp Bowls with Carrots, Scallions, and Red Pepper Flakes

Today I’m super excited to share this recipe for sweet-yet-spicy honey garlic shrimp bowls in all it’s sticky, saucy glory!

Since I was low on veggies (def time for a grocery run tomorrow!) I paired my shrimp and rice with carrots and scallions.

You could totally let some broccoli, snow peas, red bell pepper, or zucchini in on the fun and add any veggies you have into the mix.

No rice? You can also use cauliflower rice, rice noodles, ramen or lo-mein noodles, or even quinoa fried rice as your bowl base. Delicious!

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I’m excited to get these sticky, saucy, shrimp bowls into your hands! SO GOOD!

Honey Garlic Shrimp Bowls

The recipe below serves two. If you’re looking for just one serving, you can either halve the recipe or save half for lunch tomorrow!

Need to feed a larger family? Feel free to double or triple the recipe.

Honey Garlic Shrimp Bowls
5 from 5 votes

Honey Garlic Shrimp Bowls

These Honey Garlic Shrimp Bowls are quick, easy, and loaded with flavor – perfect for a speedy weeknight dinner!

Course Main Dish
Cuisine American, Asian
Keyword Garlic Shrimp Bowls
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 466 kcal
Author Jenn Laughlin – Peas and Crayons


  • 9-10 oz thawed or fresh raw shrimp (cleaned/peeled/deveined)
  • 2-3 tsp sesame oil or avocado oil
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes plus extra for a spicer dish
  • 2-4 TBSP chopped/sliced green onion
  • 1 cup cooked rice or grain of choice
  • sauteed veggies for serving (I added 1/2 cup julienned carrots)


  • 4 cloves garlic minced (approx 1.5-2 TBSP)
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 TBSP sweet chili sauce
  • 1 TBSP lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp fresh minced/grated ginger (or jarred ginger paste if preferred)
  • 1/2-1 tsp corn starch to thicken sauce, optional


  1. For rice, cook via package instructions. This typically takes about 20 minutes so start rice first. You can also use noodles, quinoa, or caulflower rice as your base.

  2. Clean and peel shrimp, defrosting if needed. Lately we’ve been buying frozen, deveined, easy-peel shrimp. All I have to do is defrost, peel, and cook! You can also buy your shrimp already peeled if you’d like! Season shrimp with salt and pepper and set aside.
  3. Whisk together sauce ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.

  4. Heat a large pan or skillet to medium-high with oil of choice.

  5. Cook shrimp on each side for about 1-2 minutes until shrimp start to curl but are still a bit under-done. After flipping shrimp to second side, add red pepper flakes (to taste, based on spice preference) and half the green onion.

  6. Add your sauce and cook for an additional minute or until the shrimp are cooked through. This will vary a bit based on the size you choose, so look for curled, opaque shrimp and you’re good to go!

  7. For an extra thick sauce, remove and plate your shrimp, allowing the sauce some extra simmer time. Keep an eye on it as it reduces, stirring if needed. Remove from heat once thickened and pour over shrimp. For speedier thickening, you can also whisk 1/2-1 tsp corn startch in 1/2-1 tsp cold water and add it to the sauce to thicken.

  8. Serve atop cooked rice (or noodles, quinoa cauliflower rice, etc…) with veggies of choice. Garnish with remaining chopped green onion. For extra fiery shrimp you can even add additional crushed red pepper flakes or a drizzle of Sriracha chili sauce. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

The 20 minute cook time above is for those making rice, if using alternate grains for your bowl base, cook time will be much faster!

Gluten-Free friends, simply choose GF Tamari or your favorite wheat-free soy sauce – there are lots on the market to choose from. 

Nutrition Facts below are estimated using an online recipe nutrition calculator. Adjust as needed based on extras/swaps and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Honey Garlic Shrimp Bowls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 466 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 321mg107%
Sodium 2228mg97%
Potassium 233mg7%
Carbohydrates 72g24%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 44g49%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 60IU1%
Vitamin C 11mg13%
Calcium 209mg21%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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If you get a chance to try these honey garlic shrimp bowls, let me know!

Leave some love in the comment form below or tag your photos with @peasandcrayons on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creation. I can’t wait to see what you whip up!

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  • Marilyn Bara

    5 stars
    Fantastic! So easy, reasonably priced and delicious. We had most of the ingredients on hand, so that helped. Wonderful recipe – thank you!

  • trey

    5 stars
    Beautiful dish… So tasty for work lunch

  • Jane Saunders

    5 stars
    Super quick and very tasty – exactly what I need for midweek meals.

  • Lisalia

    5 stars
    Yummy! This is exactly what I needed for dinner tonight! And wowza – that sauce is 10/10!!

    • Thank you, Lisalia! I’m so glad it was a hit!

  • 5 stars
    This recipe was easy to follow, so easy to prepare, and absolutely delicious!

    • I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks!

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