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Shrimp Fried Rice

by Divi

A good bowl of fried rice is irresistible. This is a basic version of shrimp fried rice is sure to hit the spot when you are craving fried rice. This is a good one pot meal, that can be whipped up on a weeknight. It have carbs, protein, and vegetables and comes together with a few standard items you can whip up some delicious fried rice…Yum!  Please substitute rice for quinoa or cauliflower rice based on whatever food preferences you might have.

Before I had my daughter I always bought fresh vegetables and cut everything up for my mise en place. But now I reserve that level of dedication to my weekend food preparation. Instead, I like using shrimp in my basic friend rice, because I have it on hand in the freezer and it thaws in minutes. I also like to use frozen mixed vegetables because they are already cut to bite sized pieces and they cook up in minutes. I hope this recipe helps you as well when you are short on time and want to make something delicious for your family.

Shrimp Fried Rice

A good bowl of fried rice is irresistible. This is a basic version of shrimp fried rice is sure to hit the spot when you are craving fried rice. This… Flavored Rice & Fried Foods Shrimp Fried Rice European Print This
Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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  • 4 Tbsp Canola Oil (45g)
  • 1/2 Lb Frozen Shrimp, defrosted and peeled (274g)
  • 1.5 Tsp Ginger Garlic paste (11g)
  • 1 Cup Yellow Onion, chopped (130g)
  • 1 1/2 Cup Mixed Vegetables, I use frozen mixed vegetables for convenience (306g)
  • 1/2 Cup Peas (65g)
  • Red Pepper Flakes to Taste (optional)
  • 1/4 Tsp Black Pepper
  • 2 Tsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Dark Soy Sauce, add 1/2 Tbsp at a time mainly to achieve the right color
  • 4 cups cooked rice, preferably this will be rice you cooked the night before (500g)
  • 3 eggs (192g)
  • Scallions for Garnish
  • Salt to Taste


  1. Heat Canola Oil is a large non-stick pan.
  2. Add onions and sauté till soft.
  3. Add ginger garlic paste and sauté till fragrant, be careful not to burn.
  4. Add red pepper flakes to taste
  5. Add mixed vegetables and sauté till vegetables are soft but still crunchy
  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Add shrimp and cook for about 3 minutes.
  8. Add soy sauce and dark soy sauce and sauté for another minute.
  9. Add cooked rice and mix well. Taste test and adjust the salt to taste.
  10. In a mixing bowl, combine eggs with some salt and pepper to taste  and whisk till it becomes one color, yellow.
  11. Move rice to one side and add eggs to the pan and season with salt and pepper.
  12. Gently cook egg and scramble it on the side of the pan. When it is mostly cooked but still soft and creamy mix it into the rice mixture.
  13. Turn off heat and pour sesame oil over the fried rice and mix well.
  14. Garnish with scallions.


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