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Shrimp Fried Rice

This article features a simple and delicious recipe fro shrimp fried rice. If you are looking for a quick dish that you can make right in the comfort of your own home then this is the recipe for you!



One of my favorite take out dishes is Shrimp Fried Rice. That’s why I just HAD to pin this recipe when I saw it a while back. One night I had some leftover rice and I needed to figure out something quick for supper. I just knew this would be PREFECT!

Shrimp Fried Rice


1lb of peeled and deveined shrimp (raw)
1tsp of salt
Black pepper
1tsp of cornstarch
2Tbsp of vegetable oil (divide into 2 1Tbsp amounts)
3 beaten eggs

2 stalks of minced green onions
4cups leftover rice (make sure not to use fresh rice!)
3/4cup of frozen peas and carrots (make sure to defrost)
1Tbsp of soy sauce
Sesame oil


Take a med sized mixing bowl and combine your shrimp, pepper, salt and cornstarch. Toss well to  get a good coat for your shrimp. Let it sit at room temperature for about 10min. Heat a large wok or skillet over on high. If a drop of water sizzles and evaporates, then your pan is hot enough. Next you need to add 1Tbsp of the oil. Swirl your oil to evenly coat the pan.

Add shrimp to a hot pan and spread the shrimp out so that they are all touching the pan’s surface. (Two batches made need to be done to ensure that they are all cooked evenly.) Let the shrimp cook untouched for 30sec.

Next, flip your shrimp over and let them cook for another 30sec so the shrimp are about 80% cooked. Take the shrimp out and set aside on a plate.

Lower the heat for pan to med. Add your eggs to the pan and scramble. When the eggs are almost cooked through. Then remove them from the pan to the same plate you have the shrimp on.

Wipe the pan clean and return to a high heat. Add your remaining 1Tbsp of oil, swirling to coat once more. Once your oil is very hot, add green onions to the pan and cook until you can smell them (about 15sec). Add rice to the pan and mix well with the green onions. Spread the rice out evenly in the pan and let it cook without stirring until you hear the rice sizzle (about 1-2mins). Toss the rice a little with your spatula, and again spread it out again in the pan.

Take the soy sauce and drizzle over the rice, and toss the rice again. Add your peas and carrots, the shrimp and eggs (cooked), and the sesame oil to your pan. Toss all the ingredients well with the rice. Let everything heat back up again until the rice grains are sizzling again. Add additional soy sauce to taste, if needed. Serve.



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