easy shrimp fried rice
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins

serve up this easy shrimp fried rice for dinner on any weeknight!

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fried rice, shrimp fried rice
Servings: 8
Calories: 207 kcal
Author: Kellie
  • 2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 lb peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup finely diced carrot
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon peeled and minced fresh ginger
  • 3 cups cooked white rice
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas thawed
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon sesame oil
  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large non-stick skillet or wok over high heat. Add the shrimp to the pan and season with salt and pepper.

  2. Cook the shrimp until pink and no longer translucent. Transfer the cooked shrimp to a plate and keep warm. Set aside.

  3. Add the remaining oil to the pan and stir in the onions. Cook the onions until softened, approximately 3 minutes.

  4. Stir in the carrots and cook for an additional 3 minutes or until softened. Add the garlic and ginger cooking until fragrant.Stir in the white rice and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until the rice is crisp.

  5. Push the rice to the sided of the pan making a well in the middle. Crack the egg in the middle of the pan and stir to scramble. Cook the egg and then begin to stir into the rice mixture.

  6. Add the peas, soy sauce, rice vinegar and sesame oil to the rice stirring to combine. Cook for an additional 1 to 2 minutes.

  7. Stir in the shrimp and cook for an additional minute to warm through.Serve immediately topped with chopped scallions, if desired.

Nutrition Facts
easy shrimp fried rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 207 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 163mg54%
Sodium 727mg32%
Potassium 190mg5%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 2770IU55%
Vitamin C 8.6mg10%
Calcium 106mg11%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.