Sunday, February 28, 2021


There will also be one tomorrow.

In our house we enjoy shrimp and we enjoy fried rice.  We put these two things together in this recipe, which came from a food blog called Recipe Girl hosted by Lori Lange.  Her introduction reads in part, "...enjoy over 3,000 recipes, entertaining tips and travel adventures."  I will be going back to visit often, and you can visit the original recipe if you click here.   It will also show you a more complete nutritional value.

Easy Shrimp Fried Rice Recipe - 

Serves: 8 

Calories: 211 in a 1 cup serving

It always takes me a little longer than these recipes state, but are a good guide line as to how fast you can put a meal from prep to table, so....

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes


2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil, divided

16 ounces medium peeled and de-veined shrimp (suggestions to use instead of the shrimp are pork, chicken, beef and I am adding tofu to this list, also scallops)

1 cup diced onion

1 cup finely diced carrot

2 medium garlic cloves, minced

1 teaspoon peeled and minced fresh ginger

3 cups cooked white rice

1 large egg

1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed

1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce

2 tablespoons rice vinegar

1/2 tablespoon sesame oil

chopped green onions, for garnish (if desired)


Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large non-stick skillet or wok over high heat. 

Add the shrimp to the pan and season with salt and pepper. Cook the shrimp until pink and no longer translucent. Transfer the cooked shrimp to a plate and keep warm. Set aside.

Add the remaining oil to the pan and stir in the onions. Cook the onions until softened, approximately 3 minutes. 

Stir in the carrots and cook for an additional 3 minutes or until softened. 

Add the garlic and ginger, cooking until fragrant.

Stir in the white rice and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until the rice is crisp.

Push the rice to the edges of your pan making a well in the middle. Crack the egg in the middle of the pan and stir to scramble. Cook the egg and then begin to stir into the rice mixture.

Add the peas, soy sauce, rice vinegar and sesame oil to the rice stirring to combine. Cook for an additional 1 to 2 minutes. 

Stir in the shrimp and cook for an additional minute to warm through.

Serve immediately topped with chopped green onions (optional).

I would like to thank Lori for an excellent meal.  We enjoyed it very much.

We added three or four small, seedless sweet red peppers, and for a garnish I put a sprig of parsley on the top as I had no green onions.  

As we both like heat in an Asian recipe, we added a tablespoon of Chile paste.  A little goes a long way.

The condiments we used were Sweet Chili Paste and a dash or two of Ponzu Sauce.

Thanks for looking and have a great week.


  1. Thanks for the reminder. We both like fried rice and haven't had it in ages. It is sufficiently versatile to cater for our very different tastes as well.

  2. Hello, Denise
    The Shrimp fried rice looks delicious, thanks for sharing the recipe. Have a happy new month of March! Take care, have a happy new week!

    1. You are very welcome Eileen. Happy March and I wish you the same.

  3. our pork fried rice is very much like this, but i did not know about pushing rice to center to cook the egg, mine i cooke them in a small fry pan separatey and adde. I put the soy in the cold rice before i add the rice.

    1. Sounds a great way to do fried rice Sandra :)

  4. Yummy! Do you think you need the egg? Hubby shouldn't have intolerances.

    1. Hi Jenn, no I don’t think an egg is necessary, especially if there are dietary restrictions. We have made stir fry before without them and they still taste great :)

  5. It looks and sounds delicious, thanks for sharing with us! :)

    1. You’re very welcome Martha, and thank you :)

  6. You do make the most delicious looking meals, Denise.

  7. What a lovely meal! My mouth is watering, Denise. Have a happy week!

    1. Thank you Martha Ellen and you have a happy week also :)

  8. This sounds delicious. May give it a try.

    1. I would be really happy for you to try this Great-Granny G. Thank you :)

  9. As you say, you can substitute, which I'd do where the shrimp is concerned.

    1. I remember you said you weren't a liker of shrimp :) There are so many good substitutes out there. Thanks William :)


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