Easy Shrimp Fried Rice

Quick and Easy Shrimp Fried Rice. Loaded with shrimp, rice, carrots, scallions and eggs! So much better than takeout and ready in under 35 minutes!

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Easy Shrimp Fried Rice

I love making fried rice at home! It’s super fast to throw together and is easy to customize. I’ve made everything from Beef Fried Rice, Vegetable Fried Rice to The ONLY Fried Rice Recipe you’ll ever need. Needless to say I am a self proclaimed fried rice expert. 😊

Fried rice is a great dish when you have lots of veggies on hand. I’ll substitute mushrooms, leeks, or even celery in fried rice when I have only a few ingredients on hand. I also like my fried rice with a lot of egg AND a lot of Sriracha. I probably triple the amount of Sriracha in the recipe when I make it for myself!

How to make Shrimp Fried Rice

Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a medium skillet. Add shrimp and cook until tender and fully cooked about 3-4 minutes. Remove the shrimp from the pan and set aside. Add in the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil to the same pan. Add in the carrots and saute for 4-5 minutes or until tender. Stir in garlic and cook for one minute. Add in the cold cooked rice and peas and sauté for 3-4 minutes. The rice should brown up a bit. Make a well in the center of the pan and add the eggs stirring constantly until the eggs are fully cooked. Fold the eggs into the rice and add in the Sriracha, fish sauce, soy sauce and chili sauce. Top with scallions and serve immediately!

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Variations

  • In place of the shrimp add chicken, ham, beef or bacon. Simply brown the meat in the pan first, set aside then toss back in with the rice and veggies once they’ve finished cooking.
  • In place of the rice try adding riced cauliflower for a healthy gluten free twist.
  • Quinoa is another healthy low carb option. You can cook the quinoa ahead of time and add it in just like you would the rice.
  • For a twist try adding chopped up kimchi. It adds the perfect tang and heat!
  • Feel free to substitute whatever vegetables you have on hand. Red bell peppers, mushrooms, celery or broccoli would all be great in this!

What to serve with Shrimp Fried Rice

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Easy Shrimp Fried Rice

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4

Quick and Easy Shrimp Fried Rice. Shrimp, eggs, rice, veggies and scallions make this dish healthy and satisfying. Ready in under 35 minutes!

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 medium carrot small dice
  • 2 cups large shrimp left whole
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 3/4 cup frozen peas
  • 4 eggs whisked
  • 4 cups cooked and cooled rice
  • 1 tsp sriracha
  • 1/2 tsp Fish Sauce
  • 3 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp chili sauce
  • 1 tbsp scallions, sliced

Instructions

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a medium skillet.

  2. Add shrimp and cook until tender and fully cooked about 3-4 minutes. Remove the shrimp from the pan and set aside.

  3. Add in the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil to the same pan. Add in the carrots and saute for 4-5 minutes or until tender.

  4. Stir in garlic and cook for one minute.

  5. Add in the cold cooked rice and peas and sauté for 3-4 minutes. The rice should brown up a bit.

  6. Make a well in the center of the pan and add the eggs stirring constantly until the eggs are fully cooked. Fold the eggs into the rice and add in the Sriracha, fish sauce, soy sauce and chili sauce.

  7. Top with scallions and serve immediately!

Nutrition Facts
Easy Shrimp Fried Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 444 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 325mg108%
Sodium 1467mg64%
Potassium 270mg8%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 3034IU61%
Vitamin C 17mg21%
Calcium 135mg14%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Chinese, Easy Shrimp Fried Rice, fried rice, Seafood

Originally published Apr 22, 2014

 

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