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Shrimp Fried Rice

This shrimp fried rice recipe is loaded with flavor and fresh veggies for a healthier alternative to take out. Ready to enjoy in 20 minutes!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 501kcal
Author Yumna Jawad


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1 pound uncooked shrimp peeled and deveined, tails removed
  • 1 bunch scallions thinly sliced
  • 3 large cloves garlic thinly sliced
  • 1 1 inch knob fresh ginger root, peeled and finely chopped
  • 4 cups cooked brown rice day old rice is ideal
  • 4 large eggs whisked
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup frozen peas thawed
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup soy sauce or more to taste
  • 1 ½ teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • Crushed red pepper for serving


  • Pat shrimp dry with paper towels and generously salt all over.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add shrimp and cook until opaque and slightly pink, 2 minutes per side. Remove with tongs and set aside on a plate.
  • In same pan, add remaining tablespoon olive oil. Add scallions, reserving some greens for garnish, garlic, and ginger and cook until softened and fragrant, 3 minutes. Add rice and eggs and cook until egg is cooked through, 3 minutes. Add carrots, peas, soy sauce, and sesame oil and mix to combine.
  • Add shrimp back and season rice to taste with more soy sauce and black pepper, as needed. Serve with reserved scallion greens and crushed red pepper.



Storage: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Let it cool and store in an airtight container to keep it fresh. Reheat it in a skillet or wok on a medium heat stirring occasionally, until the shrimp is heated through. If the shrimps aren't added to the fried rice, it will keep well for up to 7 days.


Calories: 501kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 307mg | Sodium: 1835mg | Potassium: 647mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 6304IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 150mg | Iron: 3mg