Shrimp fried rice

There was an article in the food section of the paper recently about fried rice.  They had a recipe for a steak fried rice.  I decided to adapt and use with shrimp.  I combined with the Thai stir fried rice with crabmeat that I’ve made in one of my Thai cooking classes.  I was a little heavy handed with the soy sauce which made the finished product saltier than we like.  My husband loved the rice in spite of the salt and we will definitely make again.  (We made leftover rice the other night in anticipation of this dinner and it is a great way to use leftover rice.  You could add whatever vegetables and/or protein you have on hand – asparagus, peas or carrots would be good and chicken or steak would be good in place of the shrimp.)

Shrimp fried rice

  • 1 – 2 TB canola oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 – 2 cups leftover rice
  • 2/3 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 red pepper, julienned
  • 2 scallions, sliced thin on the diagonal
  • 1 lime sliced

In a wok or heavy sauce pan, heat canola oil over medium heat.  Add onion and garlic and stir fry about 2 minutes until golden.  Add soy sauce, fish sauce and sugar and stir to combine.  Add egg – let set for about 45 seconds and then stir in vigorously.  Add rice and shrimp and stir so rice absorbs the sauce and shrimp is cooked.  Add pepper and scallions.  Serve with slices of lime.

Shrimp fried rice

Shrimp fried rice

About emenuplan
I love to cook and love to eat. I work full time and have a family so managing good meals during the week requires organization. I'm hoping to share my weekly menu plans and recipes to make things a little easier for those who want to follow along.

One Response to Shrimp fried rice

  1. Celia says:

    Vicky , newbie to food blogs but so enjoying it. Wrote a comment yesterday about the skillet pork tenderloin. don’t know whether you received it. Tonight we had tilapia with butter sauce and capers. This has made my cooking experience so much fun. Thanks.

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