How to Make Shrimp Fried Rice the Shanie Way
I must admit that of all the cuisines I’ve eaten, Chinese food remains one of my top favorites. I love the Shrimp and Broccoli, the Almond Boneless Chicken, those Egg Foo Young with gravy . Fried Egg Rolls and of course Shrimp Fried Rice.
You know when you order a meal it always comes with either plain white rice or fried rice but never Shrimp Fried Rice unless you request it at an extra charge. My love for Shrimp Fried Rice runs deep. There are days when I would actually drive to my favorite Chinese restaurant, on the other side of town, just to buy a pint of Shrimp Fried Rice.
Well one day my mother randomly suggested that I should try making my own Shrimp Fried Rice since I loved it so much and that’s precisely what I did. So, today I’m gonna show you exactly how I make my own Shrimp Fried Rice.
Frozen Peas and Carrots
Medium Raw Shrimp (peeled and deveined without tail)
Bean Sprouts (optional)
When I cook I rarely measure things it’s the just the way of the world. So, to start off, you should put your rice on before you begin cooking the veggies and the shrimp.. I use Success Jasmine Rice. I love the flavor of Jasmine rice. It’s a perfect infusion of floral notes.
You’ll need a large frying pan or wok to make the Shrimp Fried Rice. Add some sesame oil to the frying pan or wok and about a cap full of the canola oil. You want to stir fry the chopped onions, the frozen peas and carrots, as well as the bean sprouts (if you use them) to just done. Once the onions begin to caramelize you should then add the shrimp. Drizzle the shrimp with a bit more of the sesame oil and cook everything until the shrimp is nice and pink. I love using either medium or large shrimp, as shrimp shrinks a bit when its cooked.
Once the shrimp is fully cooked, remove the pan from the heat momentarily to add the cooked rice. Once the rice is added you can add in the soy sauce. Add just enough to give the rice the brown coloring and then return to heat and stir the rice mixture until its fully coated.
Soy Sauce can be high in sodium, which is one of the reasons why no additional seasoning is added. If you’re trying to watch your sodium intake, opt for a low sodium Soy Sauce. Once the rice is browned to your liking, you can remove it from the heat and enjoy!
This here ladies and gents is how I enjoy shrimp fried rice when I’m at home! Have you ever made any type of Asian cuisine at home? Drop me a comment and let me know. Bye for now! #heyitsmeshanie