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teriyaki shrimp over rice noodles

Teriyaki Shrimp over Rice Noodles

Teriyaki Shrimp over Rice Noodles - the sauce is made with lime juice, garlic, honey, sesame oil, and red chili paste, with the addition of toasted sesame seeds.  Easy recipe - perfect for busy weeknights. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword sesame shrimp, spicy shrimp, teriyaki shrimp
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 498kcal
Author Julia


Teriyaki Sauce:

  • ¾ cup Teriyaki sauce (use gluten free sauce for gluten free version)
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice or lemon juice
  • 5 cloves garlic , minced
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon red curry paste
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds , toasted


  • 1 lb shrimp , peeled and deveined, with tails still attached (I prefer with tails, but remove them if desired)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Rice Noodles:

  • 8 oz rice noodles (gluten free)


  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon hot water


How to make teriyaki sauce:

  • Combine teriyaki sauce, lime (or lemon) juice, minced garlic, honey, sesame oil, and red curry paste in a bowl. Stir to combine. You might want to warm honey in a microwave before adding to the sauce to make it softer.

Marinate shrimp:

  • Place shrimp in a large ziploc plastic bag. 
  • Add half of the teriyaki mixture to the bag and secure the top of the bag. Toss shrimp in the bag to make sure all shrimp is coated with the sauce.
  • Marinate for about 15 minutes, no longer.

Cook shrimp:

  • Heat vegetable or olive oil in a large skillet over high heat, add shrimp from the plastic bag (but without the sauce) and cook for 2 minutes, turning once (about 1 minute per side). 
  • Add the sauce from the bag and from the bowl into the skillet and continue cooking the shrimp on high heat for 1-2 minutes until the sauce boils and thickens a bit. 
  • OPTIONAL. If you want a thicker sauce, at this point dissolve 1 teaspoon of cornstarch in about 1 tablespoon of water. Add this mixture to the boiling sauce in the skillet and stir well while boiling - the skillet sauce should thicken as a result. 
  • Do not let the sauce boil for more than about a minute or you will overcook the shrimp. 
  • Mix in toasted sesame seeds into the teriyaki sauce right before you're ready to serve. 

Cook rice noodles:

  • Cook rice noodles according to package instructions. 


  • At this point, you can add rice noodles to the teriyaki sauce in the skillet and stir fry shrimp and the noodles/rice all together in the sauce.  And serve just like that.   
  • Or, you can just use plain cooked rice noodles as a bed for teriyaki shrimp and the sauce.  Make a bed of the rice noodles (or rice) in individual serving plates. Spoon shrimp and the sauce on top.


* For gluten-free version, use Gluten-Free Teriyaki Sauce, such as the one produced by Kikkoman.


Calories: 498kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 285mg | Sodium: 3056mg | Potassium: 262mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 195IU | Vitamin C: 8.1mg | Calcium: 234mg | Iron: 4.4mg