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Shrimp Fried Rice
A simple 25-Minute recipe

Shrimp Fried Rice

Shrimp Fried Rice is a quick, light, tasty family dinner recipe. It's made in 25 minutes and full of vegetables and flavor.

Shrimp Fried Rice
We love Asian-inspired dishes, especially stir fry and fried rice. Today, we want to share an amazing Shrimp Fried Rice recipe. It's packed with flavor, vegetables, and two tasty proteins: eggs and shrimp. This recipe is quick, easy, and perfect for beginners. You can whip it up in just 25 minutes. Cooking on high heat is crucial so that the veggies stay crunchy and fresh. It's the ideal dish for busy weeknights or lazy weekends.

Gorgeous Shrimp Fried Rice 

These are the top reasons why we think you should make this recipe:

  • fresh, colorful dish that is flavorful and full of texture
  • quick and simple nutritious meal
  • an amazing recipe for busy weeknights or lazy weekends
  • 25-minute recipe that will impress you
  • dairy-free

Shrimp Fried Rice

Shrimp Fried Rice

Essential ingredients

Shrimp fried rice is one of our favorite ways to use shrimp. The whole recipe is below. Here, we share a bit more information about the ingredients and substitutes.

Rice - we used long-grain rice Zlato polje in this recipe. It holds its shape while cooking and is perfect for Asian-inspired recipes.

Soy sauce - Light soy sauce with low sodium is the way to go. It's not too salty, yet it delivers that umami flavor. If you're using dark soy sauce, only use about 1 tbsp of sauce and two tablespoons of water.

Rice vinegar will balance the flavors beautifully and create that delicious sour-sweet flavor. Optionally, you can use apple cider vinegar.

Oyster sauce - For an extra umami flavor, add oyster sauce.

Sesame oil—Sesame oil has an amazing roasted sesame flavor that elevates the flavor of the dish. You can also use vegetable oil.

Vegetables - we can find carrots, ginger, garlic, peas, and scallions in this recipe. 

Shrimp - use fresh or thawed shrimp.

Eggs - scrambled eggs are a lovely addition to this recipe and an excellent source of protein.

Shrimp Fried Rice

Shrimp Fried Rice


Since this is a 25-minute recipe, we recommend making it fresh.

However, feel free to store any leftover Shrimp Fried Rice in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two days. Before serving, reheat well in the skillet on the stove.

How to make Shrimp Fried Rice at home (video)

Check this quick video to master making Shrimp Fried Rice at home. 



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Lets get cooking!

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  • cook the rice

    Rinse the long-grain rice under running water and add it to a saucepan. Cover with water so that it's about 2 cm or 1 inch above the rice. Season with salt, place over high heat, and bring to a boil. Then, reduce the heat immediately, cover with a lid, and cook for 11 minutes. Set aside until the rice cools.

  • prepare the sauce and vegetables

    In a bowl, combine soy sauce, rice vinegar, oyster sauce, and sugar. Cut the carrot into small cubes. Peel and mince the garlic.

  • pan-fry

    Add sesame oil to a deep pan or wok and place over high heat. When the oil is hot, add the carrots, minced ginger, minced garlic, and peas. Stir-fry for a minute. Add the shrimp and pan-fry for a minute. Add the eggs and leave them for a minute to cook, then stir for the eggs to become scrambled. Cook for another 30 minutes. Add the rice, stir, and continue to fry for 1 - 2 minutes while stirring regularly.

  • Shrimp Fried Rice

    Add the prepared sauce and sliced scallion to the Shrimp Fried Rice. Stir to combine and serve warm. Optionally serve with a teaspoon of soy sauce.


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