Home · Recipes · Main Dishes Soy Ginger Shrimp with Forbidden Rice Author: Maryanne CabreraPublished: Jun 3, 2014Updated: Mar 3, 2021 View Recipe11 ReviewsThis post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure policy. Prepare a restaurant quality meal in under one hour. This soy ginger shrimp dish is sure to impress any dinner date. I might as well share this soy ginger shrimp with forbidden rice recipe, since I ended up eating all of it. BY MYSELF, I might add. Alex doesn’t really like shellfish (unless it’s super fresh). We also don’t eat much shellfish because I have a mild allergy that strikes at random times. I spent one birthday hugging the toilet because I ate scallops. They definitely weren’t spoiled or bad because I’m the only one that got sick from that dinner. Another time, I ate a pound of lobster and I was fine. And then next week, I had a tiny little bite of lobster and I spent the rest of the night with my arms around my aching stomach. Soy Ginger Shrimp with Forbidden Rice This soy ginger shrimp is AMAZING. If I was looking for a boyfriend, this would be the dish I would make for the guy. You’ve heard of engagement chicken? Well, this is fall in love with me shrimp. Even (not the biggest fan of seafood) Alex liked this dish. That’s gotta tell you something. While you could serve the soy ginger shrimp over a bowl of pasta or a bed of white rice, I wanted to make it exotic and special by using black rice. What is black rice? Black rice, also known as purple rice or forbidden rice, is the prettiest rice I’ve ever encountered. The color is so vibrant and alluring. Legend has it that it was called “forbidden rice” because it was only available to royalty and emperors. Black rice is far more nutritious than white Jasmine rice. Black rice is also a bit more sticky than white rice. Because it is quite glutenous, it would be great for making rice porridge or sticky rice desserts. Soy Ginger Shrimp with Forbidden Rice 5 from 2 votes A quick and easy dinner for two! Prepare a restaurant quality meal in under one hour. This soy ginger shrimp dish is sure to impress any dinner date.Yield: serves 2 Prep Time: 10 minutes minutesCook Time: 35 minutes minutesTotal Time: 45 minutes minutes Print Recipe Pin Recipe Rate Recipe IngredientsSoy Ginger Sauce:1 Tablespoon hoisin sauce1 Tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce1 Tablespoon water2 teaspoon rice vinegar1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper2 Tablespoon minced ginger1 Tablespoon chopped chives, or green onionsShrimp:10 oz large shrimp, tails on, peeled and deveinedkosher salt and black pepper, to season1 Tablespoon canola oilRice and Garnishes:1 3/4 cup water1 teaspoon kosher salt1 cup Forbidden Rice (long grain black rice)red pepper flakes, as desired for heatpea shoots, for garnish and crunch Instructions Soy Ginger Shrimp:Whisk together hoisin sauce, soy sauce, water, rice vinegar, white pepper, minced ginger and chopped chives. Set aside.Pat shrimp dry with paper towels. Season with salt and pepper.Set a large skillet over medium heat. Add 1 Tbsp oil and swirl around pan. Once oil is hot, add seasoned shrimp. Cook for about 60-90 seconds until shrimp is almost cooked. (Don’t over cook shrimp because it will get rubbery!) Pour in soy ginger sauce. Toss to coat shrimp. Heat for 45 seconds or until sauce is warm. Remove from heat. Serve immediately over cooked rice.Forbidden Rice:In a medium sauce pot, bring water, rice, and salt to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to a simmer and cover pot. Cook for about 35-45 minutes until rice is tender and water has been absorbed. Keeping the lid on the pot, remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes. Remove lid and fluff rice with a fork. (makes about 2 1/2 cups cooked rice) Author: Maryanne Cabrera Course: Main Course Did you make this recipe?Show us on Instagram! Tag @littleepicurean and hashtag #littleepicurean.