Shrimp Fried Rice


Why order take-out? This homemade version is so much healthier, cheaper and tastes a million times better!

Shrimp Fried Rice - Why order take-out? This homemade version is so much healthier, cheaper and tastes a million times better!

I absolutely love ordering take-out, especially when I’m exhausted out of my mind and I have absolutely no energy to even walk to the kitchen. But when I spend $10 on a measly shrimp fried rice with just 4 shrimps in the entire dish, I knew I just had to make a homemade version. After all, nothing beats homemade, right?

Shrimp Fried Rice - Why order take-out? This homemade version is so much healthier, cheaper and tastes a million times better!

Shrimp Fried Rice - Why order take-out? This homemade version is so much healthier, cheaper and tastes a million times better!

Shrimp Fried Rice - Why order take-out? This homemade version is so much healthier, cheaper and tastes a million times better!

Shrimp Fried Rice - Why order take-out? This homemade version is so much healthier, cheaper and tastes a million times better!

Now the best part about this fried rice is that it is completely customizable to your taste. You can swap out the shrimp for your favorite protein – chicken, pork , or even tofu to keep it completely vegetarian. As for the veggies, I like using a mix of onions, corn, peas and carrot but if you have more veggies just lingering in your fridge – feel free to add those in as well. The more, the merrier, right? And this can be made in less than 30 minutes – easy peasy.

Shrimp Fried Rice - Why order take-out? This homemade version is so much healthier, cheaper and tastes a million times better!

Now who still wants take-out?

Shrimp Fried Rice

Why order take-out? This homemade version is so much healthier, cheaper and tastes a million times better!

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and grated
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • 2 green onions, sliced

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger powder and white pepper; set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet or wok over medium high heat. Add shrimp, and cook, stirring occasionally, until pink, about 2-3 minutes; season with salt and pepper, to taste; set aside.
  3. Add garlic and onion to the skillet, and cook, stirring often, until onions have become translucent, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in carrots, corn and peas, and cook, stirring constantly, until vegetables are tender, about 3-4 minutes.
  4. Stir in rice, green onions and soy sauce mixture. Cook, stirring constantly, until heated through, about 2 minutes. Stir in shrimp.
  5. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 420.7 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.0g 18%
Saturated Fat 1.9g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 214.5mg 72%
Sodium 964.5mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 47.9g 16%
Dietary Fiber 3.2g 13%
Sugars 4.7g
Protein 29.3g 59%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.