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Shrimp Fried Rice

(5 Votes)
SERVES
3
COOK TIME
15 Min

Now you can make Shrimp Fried Rice, a famous -- and famously delectable -- Chinese take-out dish, right at home. And when your friends and family try it, they'll think you ordered from the most authentic Chinese restaurant in town!

What You'll Need:
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cups uncooked instant rice
  • 1 3/4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen cooked salad shrimp, thawed
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 4 scallions (green onions), thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
What To Do:
  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over high heat. Add rice, and saute 5 to 7 minutes, or until browned, stirring occasionally.
     
  2. Add broth; bring to a boil over high heat. Turn off heat, cover, and let sit 5 to 7 minutes, or until broth has been absorbed.
     
  3. Stir in remaining ingredients, and cook over medium heat 4 to 6 minutes, or until heated through and liquid is absorbed. Serve immediately.
Note

Looking for more traditional Chinese food recipes you can easily make at home? Don't miss our collection of 26 Takeout Dishes to Make at Home: Easy Chinese Recipes!

Ratings & Comments

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I have not made this yet so I cannot rate it.

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It's interesting that the picture shows Geen beans,carrots, corn and peas when the recipes only includes peas.

Authentic Chinese is available if you go to Chinatown whether you live in Montreal or Toronto, there are authentic restaurants and authentic chinese cookbooks. Perusing in books may be helpful as they give you other ideas about what to make.

Picky picky picky , I looked high and low and no where do I see the word Chinese.You want authentic go to China. You probalbly think Corn Beef and Cabbage is an auathentic Irish dish.

Oops, does say Chinese, Still I have been to China and Chinese restaurant food here is seldom authentic Chinese. I can go to Chinese buffet and eat almost everything. In China I had a hard time eating more than one or two items they serve on Lazy Susans.

Not even CLOSE to "authentic".

I can tell from just looking that this isn't going to fool anyone into thinking it's from "the most authentic Chinese restaurant in town". Authentic fried rice uses cold (leftover) cooked Jasmine rice, raw shrimp (prawns, not "salad" shrimp), dark soy sauce (only available in Asian supermarkets), Shaohsing rice wine, sesame oil, egg, and fresh ginger along with peas & carrots (frozen are okay), scallions . . . and sometimes water chestnuts and/or bean sprouts. I've worked for YEARS to get it right! The above recipe probably tastes good in it's own right, but is not even close to "real" Chinese fried rice.

This taste ok, but it is by no means fried rice. At best this is a variation of Zataran's rice and shrimp dishes.

Mr Food was right it was OOOH IT'S SOO GOOD!! I made this for supper tonight and boy it was good. Definately will make it again,it was really easy to make. next time i might experiment with some stir fry pork instead of shrimp.

My husband made this last nite used fresh shrimp and our own veggies, carrots, water chestnuts, onions. Made exactly like the recipe says it it was wonderful. Will definately have this again.

Thanks, that's how I do it also, I include couple different kinds of mushrooms and baby corn too. A little green onion tops in a scramble egg is added for color presentation. Sprinkling a very little amount of sesame seeds also give it pizzaze as well.

This is the best online recipes that I have ever received.

Wow, this is Sundays' dinner,,,yum.

outstanding!

When you put the rice in the pan with the oil it will should be raw. Then after it has browned you want to add the broth. Then follow the rest of the directions...

should the rice be cooked 1st?

If I read the recipe right, the rice was the first thing cooked in the oil. Did someone read that differently? Or am lost somewhere. Thanks.

Since they are using instant rice, it needs to be basically rehydrated. Brown it up uncooked first in the oil, then add the broth to rehydrate the rice and go from there. You could also change this up and use already cooked rice and forego the broth thing and actually make stir fried rice with the shrimp or any other meat/poultry of choice. But this would be a nice and quick way and I will try this recipe.

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