Almost everyone loves ordering Chinese take-out, but not everyone can afford the expense of doing so. For those who are hoping to take their cooking skills to the next level so they can save a lot of money, this delicious Shrimp Fried Rice recipe is a perfect place to start.
The best part about this shrimp fried rice recipe (besides saving money) is that this is incredibly versatile to customize to your taste easily. While I prefer shrimp, you can use any protein in its place or decide to use tofu! No matter what you do to this delicious medley of flavors, you will have a delightful and filling meal within thirty minutes! I hope you enjoy this shrimp fried rice for your dinner!
This quick and easy dish will remove your reliance on ordering fast food quickly and impress yourself and your friends! This is a perfect recipe to eat by itself or as the center piece of a Chinese themed dinner party. Add pot-stickers and egg rolls to go with this Shrimp Fried Rice recipe to have the perfect well-rounded meal.
Shrimp Fried RicePrint Recipe
- 3 tablespoons of soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon of sesame oil
- 1/2 teaspoon of ginger powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of white pepper
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 1 pound of medium-sized shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 2 carrots, peeled and grated
- 1/2 cup of frozen corn
- 1/2 cup of frozen peas
- 3 cups of cooked rice
- 2 green onions, sliced
- In a medium-sized bowl, mix the sesame oil, soy sauce, ginger powder, and white pepper. Whisk for at least 1 minute, cover, and then set aside for later. If you want it to be spicier, put more red pepper flakes into this mixture to make it pop.
- Heat your olive oil on high heat, using either a wok or a large skillet. Once the oil is heated (test it by sprinkling water on the oil, if it crackles, it is ready), add the shrimp and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir occasionally to ensure that it is evenly cooked, adding salt and pepper to taste. You can also add other spices at your discretion. Once the shrimps are pink, drain them on a paper towel and set them aside.
- Lower the heat of the wok or skillet to medium, and then add your garlic and onion. Cook for about 4 to 5 minutes, and stir often. When the onions are translucent, add your corn, carrots and peas (you can add whatever vegetables you like during this step, but if you are using pepper or broccoli, you should saute it briefly with the garlic and onions). Cook your vegetables for 4 to 5 minutes while consistently stirring. When the vegetables are cooked to the tenderness that you like, move to the next step.
- Add the rice, green onions, and the oil and soy sauce mixture to the skillet or wok, stirring until it is well mixed. You can add an egg to your rice for more texture. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes more until the mixture is heated through and then add your shrimp. Remove from heat, top the dish with green onions or red pepper flakes for added flavor, and serve immediately.