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Shrimp Fried Rice -Rookie With A Cookie

Shrimp Fried Rice

This will be the best shrimp fried rice you ever stirred in your wok!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Fried Rice, Shrimp
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 5
Author Rookie With A Cookie


  • Peanut oil or any veg oil would work
  • ΒΌ lb shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup carrots diced
  • 1 cup green peas
  • 4 cups cooked white rice must be a day or two day old rice
  • 1 tsp garlic chilli paste
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce + 1 tbsp water
  • chilli flakes to taste
  • green onions or scallions for garnish
  • sesame oil just a drizzle for flavor


  • In a pan add a bit of peanut oil and cook shrimps one minute on each side until golden brown. Remove to a clean plate. (We will add the shrimps back and fully cook them with the rice.)
  • In the same pan, add about 2 tbsp more of oil. Crack a fresh egg and scramble it.
  • Next, add in the carrots and peas and sautee for a 2-3 minutes on high heat. Add a bit more oil if necessary.
  • Next, add in the rice, along with the shrimps and stir to combine.
  • To spice up the rice, add in garlic chilli paste along with oyster sauce mixed with a tbsp of water.
  • Stir the rice really well on high heat for a 5 mins but be sure to be gentle so as not to break up the grains.
  • Add chilli flakes if you like spicy fried rice. I DO!
  • Garnish with scallions and a drizzle of sesame oil. Sesame oil will give it that take-out flavor instantly.
  • Stir and serve!