Shrimp Fried Rice

Shrimp Fried Rice

Shrimp Fried Rice is one of our favorite dishes when we get take-out.  After the success of our Japanese Steakhouse Fried Rice, we decided to tackle our other favorite fried rice recipe.  Like our other fried rice recipe, this one uses day old rice and cooks super fast.  The fried rice that you get from take-out utilizes smaller sized shrimp, but we used full size shrimp to turn this side dish into an entree!  Check out our recipe below.


Shrimp Fried Rice

Shrimp Fried Rice

This all starts with the shrimp.  If you are going totally authentic you want to use 40/50 shrimp.  We made this into an entree, so we used 20/24 shrimp.  Basically, the numbers represent the amount of shrimp in a pound.  The smaller the number, the more expensive the shrimp.  So if you are on a budget, go with the small ones.

Shrimp

Cook the Shrimp

In a medium bowl, mix the shrimp, soy sauce, cornstarch, salt and pepper.  Set aside and let them marinate.

Marinate the shrimp

Heat a 14 inch skillet on high heat. When hot, add 2 tablespoons of cooking oil. Then, add the shrimp to the pan in a single layer.

Cook the shrimp

Cook about 1 to 1.5 minute(s) on each side, or until pink and no longer opaque. Remove and set aside.

Cook the Eggs

Lower the heat to medium and add the beaten eggs. Fold the eggs to scramble and cook until no longer runny. Remove and set aside to a bowl.

Cook the eggs

Using a damp cloth or paper towel, wipe down the skillet. If you want, you can use a new pan. I hate doing dishes, so I try to reuse whenever possible.  Place the pan back over high heat and then add 1 more tablespoon of oil.

Cook the Rice

Add rice, garlic and green onions to the pan. Cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently.  Cook until the rice starts to get some color.

Rice and onions

Combine the soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger and rice wine.

Sauce

Add the peas and carrots and mix well. I prefer to use frozen veggies, but if you are in a pinch, you can used canned.

Add the peas and carrots

Fold in the cooked eggs.

Add the eggs

Drizzle the sauce over the rice mixture.

Drizzle the sauce over the rice

Once everything is well incorporated, add the cooked shrimp to the pan.

Add the shrimp

Continue to cook until the rice and shrimp are hot.

Shrimp fried rice

Remove from the heat and serve.

Shrimp Fried Rice
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
13 mins
 
A simple and delicious recipe that is so quick that there is no need to order take-out!
Course: Main
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Rex
Ingredients
Shrimp
  • 1 lb 26-30 count uncooked shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbs soy sauce
Rice Mixture
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 3 Tbsp cooking oil
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 4 green onions finely chopped
  • 5-6 cups left-over cold rice (rinse the raw rice before cooking)
  • 1.5 cups 12 oz frozen or canned carrots and peas, defrosted & well-drained
  • 4 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 tbs rice wine
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, mix the shrimp, soy sauce, cornstarch, salt and pepper.
  2. Heat a 14 inch skillet on high heat. When heated, add 2 tablespoons of cooking oil. Swirl and then add the shrimp to the pan in a single layer.
  3. Cook about 1 to 1.5 minute(s) on each side, or until pink and no longer opaque. Remove and set aside.
  4. Lower the heat to medium and add the beaten eggs. Fold the eggs to scramble and cook till no longer runny. Remove and set aside to a bowl.
  5. Using a damp cloth or paper towel, wipe down the skillet. If you want you can use a new pan. Place the pan over high heat and then add 1 more tablespoon of oil.
  6. Add rice, garlic and green onions to the pan. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, stir and continue cooking for another 1 to 2 minutes.
  7. Combine the soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, rice wine. Mix and then drizzle over the rice.
  8. Add the peas and carrots and mix well. Once everything is well incorporated, add the cooked shrimp and eggs to the pan.
  9. Continue to cook until the rice and shrimp are hot.
  10. Remove from the heat and serve.

 

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