Shrimp Fried Rice

Shrimp Fried Rice Recipe
Photo: José Picayo
This shrimp fried rice dish is best if you use day-old rice. Cook it and spread in a single layer on a baking sheet to cool completely. Then refrigerate overnight to allow it to lose any excess moisture.


Serves 4 (serving size: about 2 cups)
Total time: 31 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 31 Minutes
Total: 31 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 368
Fat 15.7 g
Satfat 1.5 g
Monofat 6.9 g
Polyfat 4.5 g
Protein 26.6 g
Carbohydrate 27.1 g
Fiber 5.8 g
Cholesterol 129 mg
Iron 4.7 mg
Sodium 560 mg
Calcium 122 mg


1 cup broccoli florets
7 teaspoons canola oil, divided
1 medium red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1 medium yellow bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1 cup sugar snap peas, trimmed and halved crosswise
1 tablespoon grated peeled fresh ginger
1 cup cooked long-grain white rice, chilled
1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
12 ounces peeled and deveined medium shrimp
1 1/2 cups frozen edamame, thawed
1/4 cup lower-sodium soy sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 teaspoon Sriracha (hot chile sauce, such as Huy Fong)
1/4 cup thinly diagonally sliced green onions


1. Steam broccoli 4 minutes or until crisp-tender; set aside. Heat a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add 1 teaspoon canola oil to pan. Add bell peppers and sugar snap peas to pan, and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Place vegetable mixture in a large bowl. Add remaining 2 tablespoons canola oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add ginger, and stir-fry for 10 seconds. Add rice, and stir-fry for 5 minutes or until rice is lightly browned. Remove rice mixture from pan, and add rice to bowl with the vegetable mixture.

2. Wipe the pan with paper towels. Return pan to medium-high heat. Add sesame oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add shrimp; stir-fry 1 minute. Add edamame; stir-fry 1 minute. Stir in soy sauce, vinegar, and Sriracha; bring to a boil. Cook for 3 minutes or until liquid thickens slightly. Add vegetable mixture and green onions; stir to combine. Cook for 1 minute or until thoroughly heated, stirring frequently. Serve immediately.

Julianna Grimes,

Cooking Light

May 2012
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