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A pair of chopsticks holding a shrimp in a white bowl of shrimp fried rice.

Shrimp Fried Rice

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  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings


Skip the takeout and make this classic homemade fried rice with shrimp, carrots, peas, and green onions.  An easy and delicious 30-minute meal!


  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (more or less, to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper (more or less, to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and diced (about 1 1/2 cups diced carrots)
  • 2/3 cup frozen peas
  • 2/3 cup frozen corn
  • 1 cup diced yellow onion (about 1/2 of a medium onion)
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4 cups cooked cold rice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce (more or less, to taste)
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced


  1. Season shrimp with salt and pepper. Heat the olive oil in a wok or large skillet over medium high heat. Add the shrimp and cook until pink on both sides, stirring occasionally (about 3 to 4 minutes). Place shrimp on a plate and set aside.
  2. Pour the sesame oil In the same wok or skillet and heat over medium high heat. Add carrots, peas, corn and yellow onion. Cook for approximately 4 minutes, or until onions are translucent, stirring frequently. Add garlic and cook an additional minute, stirring frequently.
  3. Using a spatula, move the vegetables to one side of the pan. On the other side, add the eggs and quickly stir to scramble. Stir well to combine once the eggs are scrambled.
  4. Add rice, ginger powder and soy sauce. Stir constantly until heated through, about 2 minutes. Add shrimp and stir to combine. Season with additional salt and pepper (to taste) and top with green onions.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Seafood
  • Method: Fry
  • Cuisine: Chinese