Shrimp Fried Rice Cups

"Shrimp fried rice that you don't need a fork for!"
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
Ready In:
12 cups




  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a 12-cup muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Heat the canola oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add the onions, peppers and carrots and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened and slightly charred, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in the peas and bean sprouts and cook another 2 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl and stir in the rice, scallions, chopped shrimp, soy sauce, sesame oil, eggs, flour, a pinch red pepper flakes and salt.
  • Spoon the rice mixture into the wells of the muffin tin, filling to the top and pressing gently with the back of a spoon. Top each with a whole shrimp and sprinkle the shrimp with salt and a pinch red pepper flakes. Bake until sides of the cups are golden and the shrimp is cooked through, 20 to 24 minutes.
  • Let sit 5 minutes, then remove the rice cups with a small offset spatula and top with sliced scallions. Serve with soy sauce for drizzling.

Questions & Replies

  1. My granddaughter will be so happy when I make these. Just a question about the large shrimp on top. Isn't 20 minutes a long time to cook these? Could I cook separately and top prior to serving? Many thanks. Love you recipes. Gail
  2. Do you start with fresh, uncooked shrimp?
  3. What is the purpose of the flour?


  1. I made these last night and we absolutely loved them. I made a couple of changes to suit my taste, instead of peas, I added diced green chilis to taste, instead of bean sprouts, I used celery, everything else the same. I had a good quanity of left over brown rice cooked in beef broth, and it was perfect. I was a little worried about the shrimp on top, but they were jumbo shrimp and were not over cooked. I will certainly make this recipe again.
  2. Finally, a shrimp fried rice recipe to-go! These are so fun for parties! Its such a great way to use up leftover rice!
  3. can these be frozen


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