Shrimp and Egg Fried Rice

"This fried rice is a favorite of Hubby's and also was well-received by guests. It's easy to whip up quickly if you need to. I try to use the minimal amount of meat needed to give it good flavor to the whole dish when I make it just for the two of us. You may want to increase to 1/2 lb shrimp if serving to guests. Hubby actually prefers this using 1/2 lb pork in place of the shrimp, but this is healthier. Sometimes I sub fake crab for the shrimp. It ends up a little sweeter but still good. Scallops are also a delicious option."
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  • If using frozen shrimp, defrost under cold running water, then clean, de-vein, and remove tails of shrimp. If using cooked shrimp or crab, add it when the veggies are almost done.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of sesame oil in wok on medium high heat. When oil is hot, add shrimp and stir-fry until pink. Then remove them from wok.
  • Add garlic and white onion to wok, and after they are soft add the other veggies. You can really use just about any veggie with this.
  • When veggies are mostly done, move them to the sides of the wok, creating a hole of bare pan on the bottom. Pour in beaten egg. Let it scramble a bit and break it into smaller pieces.
  • Add rice to the wok, and return shrimp to the wok. Add the green onions, and the five spice powder and soy sauce to taste. Add 1 tablespoon more oil to the rice. Stir to fry the rice and combine the seasonings. Add vegetable oil if you need more oil.

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  1. I used everything except the mushrooms and optional items and I didn't use the five spice because I didnt have any, and I added water chestnuts.
  2. Very flavorful rice! I loved the shrimp, onions, and mushrooms in this. I reduced the 5-spice powder to 1 tablespoon and I think I'll reduce it even more next time. This is a great use of leftover rice! Thanks for sharing your recipe Panthur!
  3. This was very tasty! For the optional vegetables I used diced red pepper, green onion and some sliced water chestnuts.
  4. This is a fried rice dish that I really enjoyed. The only change I made was not to add the 5 spice powder as I don't like it much but it didn't suffer for the lack of it. I would consider this to be my "main" fried rice dish. The taste was great, simple to fix and you can do so much with it, add and take away ingredients. Everyone here at home gave a full 5 thumbs up. Thanks for a good fried rice dish.


Raleigh is my current home base, but I am from Philly and have also lived in South Florida. I love pastries and baking but I also do lots of fun shortcut dinners.
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