Shrimp Fried Rice

Welcome to my kitchen, where today, we’re diving into the world of easy, yet incredibly satisfying meals with a classic favorite – Shrimp Fried Rice. This dish is perfect for anyone looking for a quick and delicious meal that’s both comforting and packed with flavors.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Shrimp Fried Rice is ideal for busy weeknights, impressive enough for a casual dinner party, and a great way to use up leftover rice. Its versatility lies in its simplicity and the ability to swap ingredients based on what you have in your fridge.

Kitchen Equipment Needed

  • Large skillet or wok
  • Spatula
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Knife for chopping


  • 2 cups cooked white rice, preferably day-old
  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 cup frozen peas and carrots, thawed
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Step-by-Step Cooking Instructions

  1. Prepare the Shrimp: Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Cook the shrimp until pink, then set aside.
  2. Sauté Onions: In the same skillet, add the remaining oil and cook the onions until translucent.
  3. Cook Veggies and Eggs: Add peas and carrots, then push them aside to scramble the eggs with the veggies.
  4. Combine Everything: Stir in the cooked rice, soy sauce, sesame oil, salt, and pepper. Stir-fry until well mixed and heated through.
  5. Finish with Shrimp: Return the shrimp to the skillet, mix, and garnish with green onions.

Tips and Tricks

  • Rice: Day-old rice works best as it’s drier, preventing the fried rice from getting soggy.
  • Protein Variations: Swap shrimp with chicken, beef, or tofu for a different twist.
  • Vegetable Swaps: Feel free to use any vegetables you have – bell peppers, broccoli, or corn make great additions.

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