Shrimp Fried Rice

A cleaned-up, nutritious fried rice.

Shrimp fried rice
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Fried rice is a tried-and-true classic. But instead of taking out the greasy, unhealthy version, create a cleaner, more nutritious version right in your own kitchen.

Recipe and photo courtesy Angelina Papanikolaou at Baked Ambrosia

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Prep time

10 min.

Cook time

15 min.

  • 2 Tbsp butter, unsalted
  • 1 lb shrimp, clean & deveined
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 1 small white onion, diced
  • 2 medium carrots, diced
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 3 cups rice, cooked and chilled
  • 4 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tsp oyster sauce (optional)
  • Black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil

Heat ½ Tbsp of butter over medium-low heat in a large skillet or wok. Add shrimp, and cook. Remove shrimp, and set aside.

Add another ½ Tbsp of butter to skillet. Once melted, cook eggs until scrambled. Remove, and set aside.

Add an additional ½ Tbsp butter and cook carrots and onions. Saute for about 5 minutes or until the veggies soften. Add peas, garlic, and pepper, and cook another minute.

Increase the heat to medium-high, and add the remaining butter. Once butter is melted, add the rice, soy sauce, and oyster sauce. Stir until combined.

Continue stirring 3-4 more minutes to fry the rice. Add in the shrimp and eggs. Stir to combine. Remove from heat, and stir in the sesame oil. Serve warm.