Shrimp fried rice is a favorite at my house and easy meal to whip up even on a weeknight. I wanted to share the recipe with y’all and a little tip I recently discovered. This recipe comes together quickly and uses basic ingredients but you can definitely turn it up a notch or two by adding specialty flavorings found at your local Asian market. Let’s cook!
- 1/4 cup of vegetable oil
- 1 package of medium size shrimp, peeled and deveined. I used larger shrimp for this particular recipe because I was serving it as a main course instead of a side dish
- 1/2 tsp of minced garlic
- 1/4 cup of onions (I used a shortcut, a bag of frozen onions cause I was too lazy to chop veggies)
- 2 cups cooked white rice
- 2 eggs lightly beaten
- 1 bag of frozen peas and carrots
- Soy sauce
- 1/2 tsb of sesame oil (this is optional but it gives it great flavor and is easy to find. I found mine in the Asian food section of Walmart)Ingredients
Began by heating the vegetable and sesame oil in a large skillet on medium high heat
Add the beaten eggs and lightly scramble. Then move eggs over to a cooler part of the pan.
Add frozen peas and carrots and sauté til warmed through. I also added the onion and garlic to the frozen veggies.
Add shrimp and cook. I seasoned my shrimp with a light sprinkle of soy and teriyaki sauce, garlic and onion powder and a dash of ground ginger and rice wine vinegar but season however you like just be careful with the soy sauce cause it will cause your dish to be salty and we will be adding some later.
After the shrimp are cooked thru add leftover COLD rice. This is the trick to good fried rice. Fresh or warm rice will just become mushy so this is the perfect recipe to use up those leftovers in the fridge. You can add whatever kind of frozen veggies you like and leftover chicken or make it strictly vegetarian. You can also make it low carb by using riced cauliflower just make sure it’s cold!
Now mix everything together and add soy sauce to taste. I usually only add a few dashes and let the kids add more if it isn’t enough for their taste buds.
Now you’re done and you have a very delicious meal or side dish and it’s easy, quick and budget friendly!
We like to eat ours with homemade egg rolls and this time we also added homemade crab rangoon.
Please let me know if you try this recipe and also what other recipes you’d like to see on the blog!!!