Easy Shrimp and Veggie Stir-Fry

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This shrimp and veggie stir fry is the perfect easy camping dinner idea. It’s loaded with colorful veggies, protein, and flavor!

Easy camping stir-fry recipe with vegetables, shrimp, rice, and a pre-made stir fry sauce

This camping dinner recipe makes good use of pre-made sauce and pre-cooked rice for a simple camping meal.

This camping stir-fry recipe is:

  • ready in less than 20 minutes
  • made in 1 pan
  • loaded with fresh vegetables
  • a filling well-balanced meal
  • delicious (of course!)
Shrimp and veggie stir-fry ingredients

Stir-Fry Ingredients

Shrimp: I recommend buying peeled and de-vailed shrimp for this recipe. Then, all you have to do at camp is throw it in the pan and cook. I leave the tails on while cooking and just remove them as I’m eating.

Vegetables: You can change up the vegetables that you bring, but I personally love bell peppers, carrots, broccoli, and snow peas. A red onion would be a nice addition to this meal too.

Cooking Oil: You’ll need some oil to cook the shrimp and veggies in. I use these food-safe silicone travel containers to store a little olive oil in my food bin. I try not to bring glass jars when I’m camping because they can break easily creating a huge mess. The travel containers make it really easy to pack oil for cooking.

Pre-cooked Rice Packets: Using pre-cooked rice packets in this recipe is a huge time saver. If you don’t want to buy the packets, you can also bring some instant rice and cook it quickly before adding it to the dish. I plan for 1 rice packet for every 2 people that you’re cooking for.

Stir-Fry Simmer Sauce: The last ingredient is a pre-made stir-fry sauce. There are a few different brands and it should be an easy ingredient to find in your local grocery store. I like to use the Saffron Road Korean Stir-Fry sauce. It’s the brand that my grocery store carries, and I really like the flavor. If you can’t find a stir-fry sauce, you can also use a red curry simmer sauce in this recipe instead.

A serving of shrimp and veggie stir-fry for dinner while camping

How to Make Stir-Fry While Camping

This is a one-pot camping meal done in less than 20 minutes. It uses only a few basic pieces of camping gear.

Camping Gear Spotlight

  • Camp Chef Everest Stove: This is such a great camp stove that will last you years!Don’t forget the propane.
  • Cast Iron Pan: I have an antique Griswold cast iron pan (I collect them!), but Lodge and Camp Chef both make great cast iron pans at an affordable price.
  • Cooler: A cooler is a must-have piece of camp cooking gear if you want to take perishable items with you. This recipe requires shrimp, so you’ll need a way to keep that cold.
  • Spatula or Mixing Spoon: You’ll need this to mix everything in the pan.

FURTHER READING >> My Car Camping Kitchen Essentials

Cooking the stir-fry in a cast-iron pan over a propane camp stove

Cooking Dinner At Camp

Step 1: Chop the Veggies

Chop the peppers into strips and the carrots into bite-sized pieces. Break the broccoli up into individual florets. Leave the snow peas whole. Set the veggies aside.

Chopped peppers, carrots, and broccoli

Step 2: Cook the Shrimp

Heat a cast-iron pan over medium heat. Add about 1 Tbsp of oil to the pan followed by the shrimp. Cook the shrimp on both sides until it’s completely cooked, about 5 minutes. Once fully cooked, remove the shrimp from the pan and set it aside.

Cooking the shrimp in the cast-iron pan

Step 3: Cook the Veggies

In the same pan that just cooked the shrimp, add a little more oil followed by the chopped carrots and broccoli. Mix frequently for about 5 minutes. Add in the rest of the veggies and cook for another 5 minutes until the broccoli and carrots are tender.

Adding the pre-made simmer sauce to the stir-fry

Step 4: Add everything together

Once the veggies are done, add the shrimp back into the pan along with the simmer sauce and the cooked rice. Turn the heat down to a medium-low and mix everything together. Cook until the rice is hot, and serve!

Shrimp and Veggie Stir-Fry

This shrimp and veggie stir fry is the perfect easy camping dinner idea. It’s loaded with colorful veggies, protein, and flavor. It makes good use of pre-made sauce and pre-cooked rice for a simple camping meal!
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Prep Time:5 mins
Cook Time:15 mins
Total Time:20 mins

Ingredients

  • 5 lb raw shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 broccoli crown
  • 3 oz snow peas
  • 1/2 small red onion
  • 2 Tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 8 oz packet of pre-cooked rice
  • 1 7 oz packet of stir-fry simmer sauce I use Saffron Road Korean Stir-Fry sauce
  • cilantro for garnish

Instructions

  • Prep the veggies: Cut the bell pepper into strips. Chop the carrots and onion into bite-sized pieces. Break the broccoli up into individual florets. Leave the snow peas whole.
  • Heat a cast-iron pan over medium heat. Add about 1 Tbsp of oil to the pan followed by the shrimp. Cook the shrimp on both sides until it’s completely cooked, about 5 minutes. Once fully cooked, remove the shrimp from the pan and set it aside.
  • In the same pan that just cooked the shrimp, add a little more oil followed by the chopped carrots, red onion, and broccoli. Mix frequently for about 5 minutes. Add in the rest of the veggies and cook for another 5-8 minutes until the broccoli and carrots are tender.
  • Once the veggies are done, add the shrimp back into the pan along with the simmer sauce and the cooked rice. Turn the heat down to a medium-low and mix everything together. Cook for a minute or two, until the rice is warm.
  • Sprinkle with some fresh cilantro and serve hot!
Servings: 2 large dinners
Eating a delicious shrimp and vegetable stir-fry for dinner while on a camping trip

More Camping Meal Ideas

Don’t stop here. There are plenty more easy camping meals on the blog for you to try!

Camping Dinner Ideas:

Camping Breakfast Ideas:

Camping Dessert Ideas:

I hope you enjoy this stir-fry camping dinner.

Let me know if you have any questions about the recipe in the comments below. Enjoy!

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