Easy Shrimp Fried Rice

Easy Shrimp Fried Rice

I’m positive that if you polled the four Shull kids, they would unanimously say that Shrimp Fried Rice is their favorite supper.  I make this a lot because it’s really easy, only uses one pan and everyone loves it.  In fact, coincidentally enough, I’m making it tonight again.  If you’re looking for just a quick and easy dinner recipe, here you go.  Happy eating! xo

This recipe serves 4 to 6.

Shopping List
2 pounds of raw and deveined shrimp (I like to use the little ones that already have the tails removed, I get 2 frozen bags and defrost them)
4 tablespoons sesame oil, divided
4 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO), divided
salt and pepper
a couple of big handfuls of sugar snap peas (however many you like)
about a cup of shredded carrots
½ teaspoon garlic powder
2 eggs, whisked in a small bowl
4 cups of cooked and ready to eat rice (white or brown)
about 6 green onions, chopped
a couple of big drizzles of soy sauce (I used 3 to 4 tablespoons)
toasted sesame seeds to garnish, optional

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, drizzle in your sesame oil and EVOO.  Add in your defrosted shrimp and quickly cook them (it only takes a few minutes) stirring occasionally.  Add in a pinch of salt and pepper.  Once your shrimp are heated through, remove them with a slotted spoon on to a plate.  Set aside.  Take your pan and pour off any liquids into your sink (the shrimp can leave behind water in the pan).  Return pan to heat and add in another 2 tablespoon drizzle of sesame oil and EVOO.  This time, add in your veggies (we use sugar snap peas and shredded carrots).  Sprinkle in a little garlic powder and another pinch of salt and pepper.  Toss the veggies around a few minutes until they start to get tender (don’t over-cook though because you still want them crisp).  After a few minutes, push all of your veggies to one side of the skillet and add your whisked eggs to the other side allowing them to scramble.  Once you see scrambled eggs, add in your cooked rice and toss everything together.  Add in your shrimp, chopped green onions and then big drizzles of soy sauce.  Toss everything together and then you’re ready to serve.  You can add some toast sesame seeds over the top at the end to finish things off.

Easy and delicious!!

Easy Shrimp Fried Rice

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog April 11, 2018 at 5:03 am

    Fried rice is one of my favourite weeknight dinners next to one pan meals! I usually throw all my leftovers inside, but shrimp sounds so good too! 🦐✨

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  • Stacey Matteo April 11, 2018 at 5:52 am

    I make this quick and easy meal as well ! I use rotisserie chicken from the store in mine , but the shrimp sound really good also … I’m putting this on the menu for next week !!! 🤗

  • Narci Dreffs April 11, 2018 at 6:06 am

    Oh, this looks so good! Adding this to our menu now!! Yum!

  • Alexis deZayas April 11, 2018 at 8:05 am

    I just got way too excited about this! I’m with your kiddos- shrimp fried rice is the best!

  • Christy May 2, 2018 at 9:17 am

    Could you make this with chicken as well? How would you go about it?

    • Mix and Match Mama May 2, 2018 at 12:11 pm

      Yes! I would cook my chicken in the slow cooker all day or buy a rotisserie chicken and then chop it up (either way) and add it in at the end!