Shrimp and Fried Rice
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Shrimp and Fried Rice

This will have you coming back for more.
Course Lunch, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Fried Rice, Shrimp, Shrimp and Fried Rice, Shrimp and Rice
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Author [email protected]

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cooked white rice
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • ½ cup frozen green peas
  • 2 green onions
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled and chopped
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • ½ 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 white rice and stir. Next add garlic and onions, and 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:

  1. 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.