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Easy Shrimp Fried Rice

Easy Shrimp Fried Rice

This shrimp fried rice is beyond delicious and packed with flavors, made with shrimp, eggs, veggies, and cooked rice, with an Asian taste. It only takes around 25 minutes to make this amazing shrimp fried rice. The perfect recipe for using leftover cooked rice.

Ingredients for this Recipe :

  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter, divided
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 3/4 lbs. frozen shrimp, thawed and chopped
  • 1/3 cup frozen peas
  • 1/3 cup carrots, finely diced
  • 3 tbsp white onion, finely diced
  • 2 large green onions, divided, sliced
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger, finely minced
  • 3/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 4 cup cooked rice, chilled
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 3 tbsp tamari or coconut aminos
  • Optional garnish: Additional sliced green onion

Time-Saving Tip: If possible, use 2/3 c. frozen peas and carrot blend in place of the measurements listed below.

Ingredients for Shrimp Fried Rice

How to Make Shrimp Fried Rice :

Step One:

Add one tablespoon butter to a large skillet or wok set over medium-high heat. Add eggs and cook, stirring and chopping with a spatula continually, until cooked through, approximately 2 minutes. Transfer eggs to a bowl and set aside.

Shrimp Fried Rice - Step 1 1

Step Two:

Add the second tablespoon of butter to the pan. Add shrimp and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Transfer shrimp to the bowl with the eggs. (Shrimp will not be full cooked at this point).

Shrimp Fried Rice - Step 2

Step Three:

Add remaining butter to the pan, along with the peas, carrots, onion, and white portion of green onions. Add fresh ginger and garlic powder. Stir to combine and cook until vegetables are crisp-tender, approximately 2-3 minutes.

Shrimp Fried Rice - Step 3

Step Four:

Add rice, sesame oil, tamari, and green part of onions to the pan and stir to combine.

Shrimp Fried Rice - Step 4

Step Five:

Return shrimp and eggs to skillet and cook, stirring continually, until heated through and all ingredients are thoroughly combined, approximately 1-2 minutes.

Shrimp Fried Rice - Step 5

Step Six:

Remove from heat and serve immediately topped with additional sliced green onion, if desired. Enjoy!

How to make shrimp fried rice

Serving Suggestions :

This delicious shrimp fried rice can serve itself as a light lunch or dinner, or serve as a side dish. Just pair with any meat or a healthy salad. Check out the recipes below.

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Easy Shrimp Fried Rice

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Main Course Asian
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 8 minutes Total Time: 23 minutes

Simple shrimp fried rice recipe within half an hour, perfect for lunch or dinner

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter, divided
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 3/4 lbs. frozen shrimp, thawed and chopped
  • 1/3 cup frozen peas
  • 1/3 cup carrots, finely diced
  • 3 tbsp white onion, finely diced
  • 2 large green onions, divided, sliced
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger, finely minced
  • 3/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 4 cup cooked rice, chilled
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 3 tbsp tamari or coconut aminos
  • Optional garnish: Additional sliced green onion

Instructions

1

Add one tablespoon butter to a large skillet or wok set over medium-high heat. Add eggs and cook, stirring and chopping with a spatula continually, until cooked through, approximately 2 minutes. Transfer eggs to a bowl and set aside.

2

Add the second tablespoon of butter to the pan. Add shrimp and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Transfer shrimp to the bowl with the eggs. (Shrimp will not be full cooked at this point).

3

Add remaining butter to the pan, along with the peas, carrots, onion, and white portion of green onions. Add fresh ginger and garlic powder. Stir to combine and cook until vegetables are crisp-tender, approximately 2-3 minutes.

4

Add rice, sesame oil, tamari, and green part of onions to the pan and stir to combine. Return shrimp and eggs to skillet and cook, stirring continually, until heated through and all ingredients are thoroughly combined, approximately 1-2 minutes.

5

Remove from heat and serve immediately topped with additional sliced green onion, if desired. Enjoy!

Notes

If possible, use 2/3 cup frozen peas and carrot blend in place of the measurements listed above.

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