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Shrimp Fried Rice

overhead shot of a skillet of Shrimp Fried Rice garnished with green onions
A quick and easy shrimp fried rice recipe that combines simple ingredients into a delicious homemade stir fry.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Chinese
Servings 5
Calories 295 kcal


  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 cups cooked jasmine rice
  • 3 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • ¼ large Vidalia onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 cup frozen peas and carrots
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • green onions, optional
  • cilantro, optional


  • In a large skillet or wok, add 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil and shrimp and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, seasoning with a little salt and pepper and flipping halfway through. Don't overcook. Set shrimp aside but leave oil/remnants in the pan.
  • Add another 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil, plus the onion and garlic. Cook until onions are soft, about 2 to 3 minutes. Stir occasionally to keep the garlic from burning.
  • Add peas and carrots and cook until partially thawed, 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Turn the heat up to medium-high and add the cooked rice. Cook for another 2 to 3 minutes until the rice is nice and hot and starts to brown. Reduce heat and push rice to the sides of the pan, making a hole for the eggs.
  • Crack the eggs into the middle of the pan and scramble. Once eggs are cooked, stir them into the rice.
  • Add cooked shrimp back to the pan.
  • Mix soy sauce and sesame oil together and pour over rice. Stir until rice is evenly coated with sauce.
  • Top with chopped green onions and/or cilantro, optional.


  • If you are watching your salt intake, you can use low sodium soy sauce in this recipe.
  • This is a great recipe to make if you happen to have day-old rice from another meal.
  • One of the secrets of delicious fried rice is a nice hot wok and plenty of oil, so your veggies don’t burn to the bottom.


Calories: 295kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 26gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 303mgSodium: 1361mgPotassium: 235mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 2767IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 167mgIron: 3mg