Shrimp Fried Rice is a homemade authentic Chinese take out favorite made right at home!
Does your family enjoy eating Chinese every once in a while? Or are they like me, I want it at least once per week! lol Then consider making this flavorful Shrimp Fried Rice recipe. It’s amazing!
Who says you need to order takeout to enjoy the taste of flavorful Shrimp Fried Rice? Give this recipe a go and you’ll be able to make it at home in your spare time to serve with your favorite entrees.
When you order Chinese takeout, do you always get shrimp fried rice? Or maybe Beef Fried Rice? I just added my recipe for Homemade Beef Fried Rice this week please check it out!
If it’s one of your favorite guilty pleasures, learn how to make it at home using rice, soy sauce, and a few other ingredients to give it that impeccable taste.
How to Make Shrimp Fried Rice
Making shrimp-fried rice may seem like a challenging task, but you’ll be glad to know that it’s not as hard as it seems. If you have cooked rice, some veggies, and a few other ingredients, you can make the fried rice in no time and pair it with your favorite veggies and entrees to complete the meal. You can even eat this rice as your main course.
Stir Fry Rice with Shrimp Ingredients
Shrimp – You can’t have Shrimp Fried Rice without the shrimp!
Scallions – Slice your scallions into thin pieces.
Mung Bean Sprouts – Add a slight crunch to your rice with the addition of bean sprouts.
Frozen Peas – Use frozen peas to add flavor and texture to the rice.
Large Eggs – Lightly beat your eggs to add to your rice with veggies.
Soy Sauce – You’ll need both regular and dark soy sauce for the salty flavor they add to this dish.
The other ingredients you’ll need include matchstick carrots, toasted sesame oil, vegetable oil, and cooked and cooled rice.
Why You’ll Love This Rice Recipe
It’s easy enough to prepare this rice from scratch. If you’re looking for a simple way to make one of your favorite foods, this is the perfect option.
The shrimp-fried rice is delicious. It’s EVEN better than takeout.
What type of shrimp will I need?
The best type of shrimp to use for this rice is medium shrimp. Make sure they’re shelled, deveined, and have their tails off before you add them to your rice.
Can I use canned peas?
It’s better to use frozen peas because they’re more solid and do better when cooked with rice and other ingredients. The problem with canned peas is that they’re so soft and don’t fry well! You don’t want to end up with pea mush.
Can I use liquid aminos instead of soy sauce?
While it’s best to use both regular and dark soy sauce in this recipe, if you’re looking for a healthier way to prepare this dish, it’s fine to substitute the soy sauce with the liquid aminos.
Where can I find toasted sesame oil?
If it’s not something you cook with, you might not know where to find this oil. It’s usually in the grocery aisle with other types of oil, but you may also find it in ethnic oil. In addition, you can get it from Amazon to save yourself the hassle.
What to Eat with Shrimp Fried Rice
Shrimp Fried Rice tastes great with sauteed chicken and veggies, including carrots and broccoli.
You can prepare your own version of General Tso’s or sweet and sour chicken to serve with this rice.
You might also want to prepare homemade crab rangoons, spring rolls, or egg rolls to serve and enjoy with your flavorful rice.
What type of rice can I use to make this fried rice?
You’ll need to use cooked and cooled white rice. You can prepare the white rice a few hours in advance and allow it to cool down before you decide to make this meal. Make the white rice from scratch or use minute rice!
Can I add more veggies to this rice?
Yes, you can add more veggies to this recipe if you’d like! Chopped pieces of broccoli and frozen diced carrots are also a great addition to toss into the mixture with your rice, bean sprouts, diced onion, and more.
How to Store Leftover Shrimp Fried Rice
Put any leftover rice in a large food storage container and keep it stored away in the fridge. It can stay refrigerated for up to four days. If you’re going to reheat it, this rice tastes great when reheated for a minute or so in the microwave. You’ll be surprised at how good it still tastes when you try it.
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If you can’t find dark soy sauce, you can substitute more regular soy sauce or chicken stock, etc. The dark soy is what gives this fried rice its deep, rich, authentic fried rice color.
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Shrimp Fried Rice
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 pound medium shrimp shelled, deveined, tails off
- 2 scallions thinly sliced
- 1 cup mung bean sprouts
- 1/2 cup matchstick carrots
- 1/2 cup frozen peas
- 2 large eggs lightly beaten
- 3 cups cooked and cooled rice
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
- In a large skillet over medium-high heat add 1/4th of the oil to the pan and add the shrimp, sautee the shrimp until it turns pink and is cooked through, stirring constantly for about 5 minutes.
- Place the cooked shrimp on a plate and set aside.
- Add 1/4th of the oil to the skillet and sauté the scallions, bean sprouts, carrots, and peas, cook, stirring constantly until slightly softened 3 minutes.
- Add the cooked veggies to the plate with the shrimp.
- Add 1/4th of the oil to the pan and scramble the egg, stirring occasionally until cooked, about 1 minute, add to the plate with the shrimp and veggies.
- Add the remaining oil to the pan and add the rice.
- Let it sit for about 2 minutes to get a slight char, stir it around and add the cooked shrimp, veggies, and egg back to the pan, stir to combine.
- Add the soy sauce, dark soy sauce, and sesame oil, stir to combine.
- Continue to cook for about 3 more minutes so everything warms through and the flavors can blend. Serve immediately.