Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Eats: Shrimp Fried Rice

I'm not a super big fan of Chinese food. It's never my first pick when eating out...or second, or third. My mother is such a fan and usually ordered it when she wasn't going to be cooking dinner. But every once in a blue moon, I get a hunger pang for it. And last week was one of those times. I found this recipe for easy fried rice and mixed in shrimp. It was truly easy to make and in my opinion, was more delicious than any take-out place!

Shrimp Fried Rice
(serves about 6)


  • Cooking spray
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten (*I used 3 eggs)
  • 1 cup, uncooked shredded carrots (*I used small carrots that I already had)
  • 1 cup, uncooked scallions, sliced & divided
  • 3 cups cooked white rice
  • 1/2 cup frozen green peas, thawed (*I used canned peas that I already had)
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce, or to taste
  • 1 pound of peeled, deveined shrimp (*My add-in; could also use diced chicken or keep as vegetarian dish)

*I use a rice cooker to make my rice, so I started that before going further as it takes about 20-25 minutes for the rice to cook.

 Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; warm pan over medium-high heat. Add eggs; tilt pan so that eggs cover entire bottom surface of pan.

When eggs start to set, break them up into pieces (scramble them) with a heat-proof spatula or wooden spoon. Cook until eggs are cooked through, about 1 minute more; remove eggs from skillet and set aside.

Off heat, recoat same skillet with cooking spray; set over medium-high heat.
*At this time, I threw the shrimp into skillet to cook. Once cooked, I removed from skillet & set them aside along with the cooked eggs.

 Add carrots and all but 2 tablespoons scallions; sauté until carrots are crisp-tender, about 2 to 3 minutes. 

Stir in cooked rice, peas and soy sauce; cook until heated through, stirring once or twice, about 1 minute. Gently stir in cooked egg (*and cooked shrimp or diced chicken) and remaining scallions; heat through.

(Yields about 3/4 cups per serving)

And there you have home-cooked fried rice! It's delicious on it's own in case you want a vegetarian dish. The shrimp was great in it & I think chicken would be just as good too!
Let me know if you try it out!


Ambyr said...

Yum! This looks so delish! I usually am a noodle girl over rice. But fried rice is good.


Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

mmmm this looks amazing, I want to make!

Anonymous said...

You just may convert me. Love you, Mom

Tori said...

Can't wait to try this looks delicious! Just in time for Chinese New Year too.. haha


Hollie Ann said...

oh girl i could eat fried rice for daysssssssssssssssssss!!!

this looks delicious!

Whitney Cosgrave said...

this looks delish, I am totally going to make this!

Elle Sees said...

My favorite Chinese food is fried rice. That's all I ever order, and I've tried just about all of the traditional things

Haute Eyes said...

YUM!!!! I want this right now!! You always have the best recipes!


Vale ♥ said...

Just had shrimps tonight but this recipe sounds so good I wanna eat them again soon =)
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rolala said...

I make fried rice all the time! It's awesome cause you can put anything in it and packs well for lunch the next day.

Bravoe Runway said...

This looks pretty authentic to me darling and I'm chinese ;)

Kassi said...

Yay! I will absolutely be trying the vegetarian version of this with some extra veggies. Thanks for sharing!


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Heather said...

You're right, this DOES sound easy (that is the only way I cook!)


Feenkuss said...

Oh nice, looks very delicious :)

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Anna Rose said...

That looks so good!! I tried something like that this past weekend! : )

xx Anna Rose

just tututiny said...

hahaha - looks yummy! We had fried rice all week too due to the CNY, not cooked my me though =)