Shrimp Fried Rice

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Japanese Shrimp Fried Rice Recipe is a quick and easy meal that you can fix any night of the week. This meal is a tempting take out dupe that your family will love.

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This Japanese Shrimp Fried Rice Recipe is the perfect midweek meal. It is so satisfying and so good your family won’t believe that it is not takeout. Best of all, it comes together really quick so that you can get dinner on the table quickly with ingredients that you have on hand.

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What We Love About This Japanese Shrimp Fried Rice Recipe

Shrimp are low in calories, high in protein and omega -3 fatty acids. Therefore, you can feel good serving it to your family. To find out more facts about shrimp check this link.

  • 30 Minute Meal: This meal comes together in less than 30 minutes with only 1 pan.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry or freezer.
  • Family Friendly: Give the kids chopsticks and the fun will ensue.
  • Adaptable: Can use different vegetables depending on what you have on hand.
Shrimp Fried Rice with a shrimp on a fork and a dish in the background.

Ingredient Notes

  • Shrimp: Take the frozen shrimp out the night before and it will be thawed and ready.
  • Rice: Use leftover rice from a meal made early in the week.
Shrimp, carrots eggs, rice and sauce for Shrimp Fried Rice.

Equipment Needed

How to Make Seafood Fried Rice

These are the basic steps for making seafood fried rice. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

Cooking the shrimp in a cast iron pan and then adding the remaining ingredients for shrimp fried rice.

STEP 1: Eggs

First, add beaten eggs and scramble and fry in skillet. Set aside.

STEP 2: Saute Shrimp

Second, add butter to skillet and saute shrimp and stir in garlic and then add peas and carrots. Then Set aside.

STEP 3: Heat Rice

Next, add cooked rice to skillet with soy sauce and rice vinegar and then cook for about 3-4 minutes.

STEP 4: Combine and Serve

Finally, add scrambled eggs and shrimp mixture. Toss together gently for about 2-3 minutes. Top with green onions.

Prep and Storage Tips

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Thaw the shrimp the night before, therefore you can get a head start on cooking.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

This shrimp fried rice can be frozen in an airtight container or freezer bag for up to three months.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

This recipe can be reheated in the microwave, oven or stove top. Simply make sure that there is enough moisture to keep the rice from drying out. Putting an ice cube or broth works well.

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER

Truly this recipe is pretty healthy. However you can swap out brown rice or rice cauliflower if you want a healthier Japanese shrimp fried rice recipe.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE FROZEN PEAS AND CARROTS IN PLACE OF CANNED?

Frozen vegetables can be substituted for the canned in you prefer.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Indeed, you can adjust the amounts for the size of your family.

WHAT GIVES SHRIMP FRIED RICE IT’S FLAVOR?

There are a few different seasonings that make fried rice taste just right. The most important is the soy sauce and the rice wine vinegar. soy sauce,

Expert Tips for Making This Japanese Shrimp Fried Rice

  • Add Different Vegetables: Try mushrooms or sprouts in your fried rice.
  • Short cut tip: Pick up cooked rice from your local Chinese restaurant.
  • Variation tip: Use Sesame oil for an authentic fried rice flavor.
  • Alternate ingredient: Feel free to use oyster sauce and fish sauce in your fried rice.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: A Wok is a great way to make this dish, either stove top or electric versions.

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Homemade Chinese Shrimp Fried Rice on a blue plate.
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Chinese Shrimp Fried Rice

Yield: 6 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Homemade Chinese Shrimp Fried Rice is the best quick and easy meal for any weeknight. This copycat recipe is better than takeout.
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Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoon Butter, divided
  • 3 Eggs
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 30 Frozen shrimp, thawed, peeled and deveined
  • 1 ½ cups Peas and carrots
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt and pepper
  • 5 cups White rice, Cooked must be cold
  • ¼ cup Soy sauce
  • 1 ½ tablespoon Rice vinegar
  • 3 Green onions, chopped

Instructions

  • Melt 1 tbsp butter on a non-stick skillet over medium heat.
  • Beat eggs in a bowl and cook in a buttered skillet until soft-set. Approx. 2-3 minutes. Set aside.
  • Melt remaining butter in a large skillet, over medium heat.
  • Add garlic and shrimp. As shrimp starts to turn pink, add peas and carrots. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Once shrimp is cooked through, set aside shrimp mixture on a separate plate.
  • Add cooked rice to the same skillet where shrimp was cooked. Pour soy sauce and rice vinegar over the top.
  • Toss rice until it is evenly coated with soy sauce and rice vinegar. Cook for about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add scrambled eggs and shrimp mixture. Toss together gently for about 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Top off with chopped green onions

Expert Tips

  • Double this Recipe: Double this recipe by increasing the ingredients proportionately.
  • Short Cut Tip: Pick up cooked rice from your local Chinese restaurant.
  • Different Flavors: Try adding different ingredients like white pepper or rice wine for different flavors.
  • Variation Tip: Use sesame oil for an authentic Chinese food, fried rice flavor.
  • Adding Rice: Cold rice may clump together. Break up the rice by stirring around the rice before adding it in.
  • Alternate Cooking Method: An electric or stovetop wok is a great way to reheat leftover rice.
  • Vegetarian: Replace the meat with tofu!

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 795mg | Potassium: 196mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 4032IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American

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3 thoughts on “Shrimp Fried Rice”

  1. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for sharing this amazing recipe! Will surely have this again! It’s really easy to make and it tasted so delicious! Highly recommended!

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