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Shrimp Fried Rice

Shrimp fried rice is a fast and delicious main meal that you can make at home, and it is better than what you can get in a restaurant.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Chinese
Keyword Shrimp Fried Rice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 435 kcal
Author Marjorie @APinchOfHealthy


  • 3 cups cooked jasmine rice preferably leftover rice. Brown rice is fine too
  • 1 lb large fresh shrimp cleaned peeled and deveined
  • 2 Tablespoons butter divided
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen peas and carrots
  • 1/2 yellow onion diced
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 1/2 Tablespoons tamari gluten free or low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat.
  2. Add 1/2 Tablespoon butter to the pan.
  3. Add the shrimp, salt and pepper generously, and cook until the shrimp is cooked through, about 3-4 minutes. The cooking time will vary based on the size of shrimp you use but if you use large shrimp then it should cook through in about 3-4 minutes. Jumbo shrimp will cook in about 4-6 minutes.
  4. Put the cooked shrimp on a clean plate, and set aside.
  5. Add a tablespoon of butter to the pan.
  6. Cook the onions, carrots and peas until tender, about 4 minutes.
  7. Add the garlic and cook for one more minute.
  8. Push the veggies aside, and scramble the eggs on the empty side of the pan.
  9. Stir everything together, and add the last 1/2 tablespoon butter to the pan.
  10. Add the rice, green onions, soy sauce and shrimp and combine.
  11. Allow the rice to "fry" and get a little toasty by leaving it alone for a minute.
  12. Stir everything up, and allow the rice to sort of crisp up again.
  13. Turn off the heat, and add the sesame oil.
  14. Stir to combine.
  15. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Shrimp Fried Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 435 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 383mg128%
Sodium 1889mg82%
Potassium 371mg11%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 5340IU107%
Vitamin C 14mg17%
Calcium 223mg22%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.