Shrimp Fried Rice

Shrimp fried rice recipe

The Spruce / Cara Cormack

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 25 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
500 Calories
21g Fat
53g Carbs
22g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 500
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 213mg 71%
Sodium 1447mg 63%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 5mg 27%
Calcium 101mg 8%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 322mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Shrimp fried rice is a great recipe for nights when you're looking for a quick way to use up leftovers. Feel free to experiment with using fresh mushrooms or other vegetables in place of the peas.


For the Rice:

  • 8 ounces shrimp, frozen or fresh, thawed and peeled

  • 1 medium onion, diced

  • 2 green onions, sliced

  • 2 large eggs, beaten

  • 1/2 cup peas

  • 4 cups cooked rice, cold

  • 4 to 5 tablespoons oil, for stir-frying, or as needed

For the Marinade:

  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce, or to taste

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce, or to taste

  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste

  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch, mixed with 1 1/2 teaspoons water

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for shrimp fried rice
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  2. Chop the shrimp into 3 to 4 pieces each and transfer to a bowl.

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  3. Add the marinade ingredients to the bowl and marinate for 15 minutes.

    Marinade shrimp
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  4. Heat the wok over medium heat and add 1 tablespoon oil.

    Heat the wok
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  5. When oil is hot, pour 1/2 the beaten egg into the wok and scramble until just cooked through. Transfer egg to a plate and wipe out wok.

    Egg in pan
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  6. Heat the wok over medium-high heat and add 2 tablespoons of oil.

    Oil in pan
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  7. When oil is hot, stir fry the onion, peas, and shrimp on high heat for 2 to 3 minutes, remove and set aside.

    Peas, onions, egg
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  8. Add another tablespoon of oil to the pan, reduce heat to medium, and stir fry the rice with soy sauce and oyster sauce.

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  9. Add the other ingredients and combine thoroughly.

    Thoroughly combine other ingredients
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  10. Serve garnished with more sliced green onions.

    Rice and vegetable stir fry with shrimp
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