This shrimp and fried rice is easy to make and will have you coming back for more.

Shrimp and Fried Rice in bowl

Fried rice is quick and easy to make and when adding shrimp to the mix, it’s all cooked in one skillet.

Less pans to wash is a good thing.

I especially like that this dish has delicious flavor similar to fried rice in a restaurant from cooking it in soy sauce

About this Recipe

This fried rice is made with chopped carrots and diced garlic.

And I especially like that the rice has peas in it.

The peas not only taste good but also add a pretty color contrast to the overall dish.

I used frozen peas which seem to hold their shape nicely when getting tossed around in the cooking process.

Shrimp and Fried Rice in bowl

And the shrimp and fried rice served together are a match made in heaven.

Large raw peeled shrimp are used in this recipe.

And the tails are left on the shrimp not only because they look pretty that way, but also because they can be a finger food.

 

But feel free to leave the tails on if you prefer.

This shrimp and fried rice is a wonderful one-skillet meal that can be whipped up in no time.

Cooked chicken, beef, or pork can be used in this dish along with, or in place of the shrimp.

Here are more recipes with shrimp you may like “Mango and Orange Honey Walnut Shrimp“, “Chipotle Shrimp Guacamole” and “Tempura Shrimp with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce“.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

Shrimp and Fried Rice Ingredients

Large raw deveined and shelled shrimp, cooked white rice, eggs, frozen green peas, carrots, green onions, garlic, soy sauce, sesame oil, canola oil, salt and pepper

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE

printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.

Carrots, Garlic, Green Onion and Eggs:

Chopped carrots and onions in bowls

Chop the carrots and garlic.

Cut two green onions in about two inch size pieces.

Chop the remaining green onion (or slice it in long thin pieces) and set it aside for garnish.

Whisk the eggs in a small bowl and set aside.

Olive Oil:

Add canola oil to skillet

Heat a large skillet on medium heat and add canola oil.

Shrimp:

Add shrimp to pan

To the pan, add the shrimp.

Seasonings:

Salt and pepper on shrimp in pan

Top each shrimp with salt and pepper.

Cook shrimp in skillet

As soon as the bottom of the shrimp starts to turn white (about 1 or 2 minutes), turn each piece over.

And cook the other side of the shrimp for about the same amount of time.

When the shrimp are thoroughly cooked transfer them from the pan on to a plate and set aside.

Drippings from cooking shrimp in skillet

Keep the heat turned on, and also keep the canola oil in the pan.

Rice:

Add carrots and cooked rice in pan

To the pan, add chopped carrots and stir.

Next, add the rice…

Stir rice and carrots in skillet

…and stir.

Add garlic and onions in pan

Then add garlic and onions, and stir.

Sesame Oil:

Add sesame oil in skillet

Drizzle sesame oil over the rice and stir.

Soy Sauce:

Add soy sauce to rice in skillet

To the pan add soy sauce and stir.

Continue stirring for about 4 minutes.

Peas:

Add peas to rice in skillet

To the pan, add frozen green peas and stir.

Then add the shrimp back in the pan and stir.

Spread rice to sides inside pan

Use a spoon to move the ingredients to the sides of the pan to create an open area in the middle.

Eggs:

Beaten egg in middle of rice in pan

Pour beaten eggs in the middle of the pan and stir just the eggs as they’re cooking.

Try not to mix the eggs in with the other ingredients as they’re cooking.

TIP – The dish looks best if the eggs are scrambled first before mixing them with the other ingredients.

Stir eggs with rice in pan

Some of the ingredients will sneak in with the eggs while they’re cooking but no worries.

Stir eggs with rice in pan

When the eggs are scrambled, then stir them in with the other ingredients.

Serve:

Shrimp and Fried Rice in pan

Serve warm right out of the skillet and garnish with chopped or thinly sliced green onions.

Shrimp and Fried Rice in Pan

Then it’s time to dig in.

Shrimp and Fried Rice in bowl

It’s so good.

Shrimp and Fried Rice in bowl

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More Recipes with Rice You May Like:

Grilled Shrimp with Browned Butter and Rice

Sweet and Spicy Chicken with Rice

Fried Rice with Pineapple and Almonds

Easy Barbecue Chicken with Rice

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Shrimp and Fried Rice

Shrimp and Fried Rice

Easy to make and so delicious, this shrimp and fried rice will have you coming back for more.
5 from 1 vote

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cooked white rice chilled
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup frozen green peas
  • 2 green onions chopped (including the green tops)
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled and chopped
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 8 large raw shrimp deveined and shelled
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 4 dashes ground black pepper
  • 3 dashes salt
  • 2 green onions chopped or thinly sliced; for garnish

Instructions

  • Heat a large skillet on medium heat and add canola oil. 
  • To the pan, add the shrimp.  Top each shrimp with salt and pepper.  
  • As soon as the shrimp starts to turn a white color on the bottom side (about 1 or 2 minutes), turn each piece over and cook the other side for about the same amount of time. 
  • When the shrimp are thoroughly cooked, transfer them from the pan on to a plate and set aside.
  • Heat the same skillet on medium heat (with the canola oil still in it).  To the pan add carrots and stir. 
  • To the pan add the cooked and chilled white rice and stir.
    Next add garlic and the chopped green onions. Stir. Drizzle sesame oil over the rice and stir. 
  • To the pan add soy sauce and stir. Continue stirring for 4 minutes. 
  • Add the green peas and stir. Then add the shrimp back in the pan and stir.
  • Use a spoon to move the ingredients to the sides of the pan to create an open area in the middle. 
  • Pour the beaten eggs in the middle of the pan and stir just the eggs as they’re cooking. Try not to mix them in with the other ingredients until they’re scrambled.  
  • The dish looks best if the eggs are scrambled first before mixing them with the other ingredients.  Some of the ingredients will sneak in with the eggs while they’re cooking but no worries. 
  • Once the eggs are scrambled, stir them in with the other ingredients. 
  • Serve warm right out of the skillet and garnish with the chopped or thinly sliced green onions.

Notes

TIP:

When cooking the scrambled eggs in the middle of the skillet (while the other ingredients are over to the sides), try not to mix the eggs in with the other ingredients until the eggs are scrambled. The dish looks best if the eggs are scrambled first before mixing them with the other ingredients.