Easy Shrimp Fried Rice

shrimp fried rice

Happy Belated Easter! I hope everyone enjoyed their Easter as much as I did. I had a chance to relax and to spend some much needed quality time with my family. Easter is never quite the same as an adult but it is still a good time to reflect and spend time with your loved ones.

shrimp fried rice

I love making any type of fried rice, shrimp, chicken, and beef are always in the rotation.Typically my fried rice consists of day old rice from leftover takeout. Not this time. I was in a pinch and looking for a healthier alternative to my typical white rice. I choose to use fresh brown rice and I was pleased with how it turned out.

Fried rice is a great dish when you have a mish mash of ingredients 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!

shrimp fried rice

Easy Shrimp Fried Rice

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 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 brown rice cooked
  • 1 tsp sriracha
  • 1/2 tsp Fish Sauce
  • 3 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp chili sauce
  • 1 tbsp scallions chopped on an angle (green part only)


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a medium skillet. Add carrots and cook for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, in a separate skillet cook shrimp until opaque and tender about 3 to 4 minutes. Take off heat and remove shrimp. In the same pan as the shrimp heat 1 tbsp olive oil and add in eggs stirring constantly until fluffy and not runny. Take of the heat and set aside. To the carrot mixture, add peas and stir until heated through. Add in garlic and cook for one minute. Add brown rice back to the pan and stir in sriracha, fish sauce, soy sauce and chili sauce. Garnish with scallions and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Easy Shrimp Fried Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 916 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 324mg 108%
Sodium 1474mg 61%
Potassium 778mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 152g 51%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 3g
Protein 36g 72%
Vitamin A 60.7%
Vitamin C 20.2%
Calcium 19.7%
Iron 35.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Easy Shrimp Fried Rice



Leave a Comment


    • Hi Claudia,

      Yes you have to cook the brown rice first. I have updated the recipe. Sorry for the confusion!



    • Nathan

      Hi Peter,

      Yes, You are correct!
      I’ve changed it in the instructions.
      Thank you for catching that!


  • Jan Win

    Do you mention when you add the rice to the mixture? I do know the time but some readers may find this confusing.

    • Nathan

      hi Jan,

      Thank you for your comment! Ill look over the recipe and try to reword it so it is more clear. Thank you for trying out the fried rice!