Shrimp Fried Rice Recipe: How to Cook Seafood Fried Rice- Chinese Style

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Shrimp fried rice is that easy to make at home with few common ingredients, it is easy and better than take out and not soggy at all. With this simple seafood fried rice, you dont have to order for restaurant fried rice any more.

Shrimp fried rice recipe is so much delicious and healthy for any one; it is also sometimes called Chinese fried rice. To make this easy shrimp fried rice, you can choose to use any vegetable at your reach, once you have your cooked rice in place everything will be ready in no time; specifically you will need soy sauce for extra colour and taste for this recipe. Soy sauce makes shrimp fried rice tasty and adds a bit of beautiful light golden colour to the rice. This recipe works well with leftover white rice as well.

Shrimp fried rice is really easy to make all you need are some fresh shrimp, fresh shrimp is perfect for this rice recipe because it is very tender, juicy and sweet in taste.If you prefer chicken fried rice in place of shrimp, simply replace shrimp and go for chicken since that is easier to find than shrimp.

When making this easy shrimp fried rice, if you don’t have left over white rice at hand, just quickly place your rice on the stove and cook until it is soft enough, but don’t allow it to become overly soft so that when its time to stir-fry the rice it wont become soggy and sticky in the pan. Also see how to make this popular Nigerian fried rice.

Add some of your favorite spices like ginger, garlic, onion and pepper to it for layers of flavor; you will definitely love the aromatic combination of shrimp, garlic, and fresh ginger in this rice recipe. For a nice texture add vegetables like green beans carrots and fresh peas, I dont like frozen peas because they can turn soft easily due to the freezing effect. Feel fry to add sweet corn to your shrimp fried rice, it adds extra colour and taste too.

Tips on how to make the best shrimp fried rice

  • Always make use of dry rice: Left over rice is ideal for shrimp fried rice, but if you are using freshly cooked rice, strain it properly or dry it in the oven so that you dont end up with excess liquid in the pan while frying the rice and other vegetables.
  • Do all the frying on medium heat: You dont really need much high heat for this process, medium heat ensure all the rice grains are fried and are heated evenly.
  • Fry all your ingredients separately to avoid overcrowding: The shrimps, eggs and the vegetables need space and time fry well, if you combine all of these at the same time in the wok or pan, the space and heat wont be enough for each of these ingredients to fry evenly. What you need to do is to start with the shrimp, then the egg and keep them aside when you are done, and then the veggies. You will have to bring the shrimp and the egg back towards the end of the stir-fry to finish the cooking process.
  • Mix and spread the rice to the side of the pan and properly toast properly until every grain is evenly heated and well covered in the soy sauce and other seasoning.

Shrimp fried rice ingredients

  1. 2 cups of cooked long grain rice
  2. 15- 20 pieces of fresh shrimps (clean and deveined)
  3. 2 eggs, whisked
  4. 2-3 tablespoons of low sodium soy sauce
  5. cup of carrots, chopped
  6. cup of fresh green peas
  7. 2 red bell peppers, diced
  8. cup of green beans
  9. 4 tablespoons of peanut oil (or sesame oil)
  10. 1 bulb onions, chopped
  11. 1 medium ginger, grated
  12. 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  13. 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  14. Salt to taste
Ingredients for shrimp fried rice recipe
Ingredients for shrimp fried rice recipe

 

Directions on How to make Shrimp Fried Rice

  1. Sprinkle the shrimp with a pinch of salt, pepper and leave to sit for 5 minutes.
  2. Place a non-stick pan or wok on a medium heat, add 1 tablespoon of peanut oil to it.
  3. Add shrimp and stir-fry for 30 seconds, flip over and cook the side facing up until it is slightly pink, but dont overcook it, about 80% cooked.
  4. Remove the shrimp from the oil into a plate, leaving enough oil in the pan, add the whisked egg and fry lightly, scramble it into tiny pieces and then remove into another plate.
  5. Add garlic, ginger and onions to the oil, saut until it is fragrant; add bell peppers, green peas, beans and carrots.
  6. Season the vegies with salt, pepper and fried rice spice saut for 2 minutes stirring occasionally or until vegetable start to soften.
  7. Return the scrambled eggs into the vegetables and also bring in the cooked rice; add about 2-3 tablespoons of soy sauce to the content and stir it properly to incorporate. Spread the rice all around the surface of the pan until it is well heated. Make sure the rice is properly covered in the soy sauce and the veggies as well.
  8. Return the cooked shrimp in to the rice and stir to incorporate. Taste for salt and leave to cook on a medium heat while stirring occasionally until every grain of rice is evenly heated.
  9. Take the shrimp fried rice off from heat and serve with chill drink.

Directions on How to Cook Shrimp Fried Rice with Pictures

1. Sprinkle the shrimp with a pinch of salt, pepper and leave to sit for 5 minutes.

2. Place a non-stick pan or wok on a medium heat, add 1 tablespoon of peanut oil to it.

3. Add shrimp and stir-fry for 30 seconds, flip over and cook the side facing up until it is slightly pink, but dont overcook it, about 80% cooked.

Frying of shrimp for shrimp fried rice
Frying of shrimp for shrimp fried rice

 

4. Remove the shrimp from the oil into a plate, leaving enough oil in the pan, add the whisked egg and fry lightly, scramble it into tiny pieces and then remove into another plate.

Scramble the egg into smaller sizes and keep aside
Scramble the egg into smaller sizes and keep aside

 

5. Add garlic, ginger and onions to the oil, saut until it is fragrant; add bell peppers, green peas, beans and carrots.

Frying onions, garlic and ginger for shrimp fried rice
Frying onions, garlic and ginger for shrimp fried rice

 

6. Season the vegies with salt, pepper and fried rice spice saut for 2 minutes stirring occasionally or until vegetable start to soften.

Stir-fried vegetables for shrimp fried rice
Stir-fried vegetables for shrimp fried rice

 

7. Return the scrambled eggs into the vegetables and also bring in the cooked rice; add about 2-3 tablespoons of soy sauce to the content and stir it properly to incorporate. Spread the rice all around the surface of the pan until it is well heated. Make sure the rice is properly covered in the soy sauce and the veggies as well.

The rice has been added to the mixed veggies
The rice has been added to the mixed veggies

 

Mix the rice until you can
Mix the rice until you can

 

8. Return the cooked shrimp in to the rice and stir to incorporate. Taste for salt and leave to cook on a medium heat while stirring occasionally until every grain of rice is evenly heated

After adding back the cooked shrimp, leave the rice on a medium heat for 3 minutes to be heated with the shrimp while stirring occasionally
After adding back the cooked shrimp, leave the rice on a medium heat for 3 minutes to be heated with the shrimp while stirring occasionally

 

9. Take the shrimp fried rice off from heat and serve with chill drink.

Easy delicious shrimp fried rice
Easy delicious shrimp fried rice

 

Shrimp fried rice is served in a plate
Shrimp fried rice is served in a plate

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