Shrimp Fried Rice

This is a really tasty recipe we’ve been making these past few months.  I was trying to think of a way to sneak more eggs into my little guy since he won’t eat them on his own!  I merged a few recipes together to come up with this recipe… it’s a crowd pleaser in our fam. :)  If you don’t like shrimp, you can use something else or leave the meat out all together.

Shrimp Fried Rice

Shrimp Fried Rice
  • Olive oil
  • 8-12 ounces cooked shrimp (peeled & deveined), thawed if frozen
  • Salt
  • 1 bunch of scallions (about 8), chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped peeled ginger
  • 1 cup dry rice OR 3 cups cooked cold rice
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 bag frozen peas and carrots (about 2 cups), thawed
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  1. Cook rice according to package directions if starting with dry rice.
  2. Thaw shrimp and frozen veggies.
  3. Chop scallions, garlic, and ginger.
  4. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in skillet. Add scallion whites, garlic, and ginger. Cook, stirring until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  5. Add shrimp and heat through.
  6. Add rice and stir to coat.
  7. Push rice mixture to side of the skillet and add eggs to the other side and cook, stirring and working into rice mixture, 1-2 minutes.
  8. Add veggies and soy sauce. Heat through and serve.
I buy cooked shrimp because I think they are deveined better! But if you are starting with raw shrimp, cook those first, transfer to a plate, and then proceed with the recipe.


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