This shrimp fried rice recipe can be either a way of using up 'bits' of leftovers or you can make it part of a meal.
A great recipe for a quick meal if all the ingredients are prepared beforehand.
You can use any combination of meats and vegetables you like. Mushrooms (use a little extra oil as they absorb a lot) scallions (spring onions) chopped chives - bits of beansprouts - cooked chicken - the limit is your imagination - or what's in the cupboard ;-)
Cooks Tip You MUST use pre-cooked and cooled rice for this dish, otherwise it will be starchy.
As with all chinese style cooking, as it is so quick, the ingredients need to be prepared before you start.
Serves 2 to 3 people
1/2 cup (4 oz, 100g) frozen cooked peeled shrimp (prawns)
Pepper to taste
1/2 cup (4 oz, 100g) cooked ham - diced
1 medium onion - peeled and chopped finely
2 spring onions (scallion) - sliced thinly
4 eggs - beaten
1 tbspn oyster sauce
1 tbspn soy sauce
1/2 cup (4 oz, 100g)frozen peas
2 cups (1lb, 450g) cooked, cooled rice - that's about 1 cup raw weight
4 to 5 tbspns oil for frying
Beat the oyster sauce and soy sauce into the eggs.
Heat your wok or very large frying pan and then pour in 1 tbspn oil. Let it heat to smoking and then pour in half your beaten egg mixture.
Roll the pan so that the egg coats the sides and makes a very thin omelette. Take it out and cut it into strips and set aside.
Then add a couple more tablespoons of oil and fry the onions and any other vegetables until softened to your liking.
Add the ham, peas and shrimp and stir round - add the egg mixture and stir thoroughly so that the egg is cooked.
Add more oil if necessary and heat to smoking - then add your rice and stir fry until hot all the way through - you can add some more soy sauce at this point if you like, or you could let people add soy sauce at the table.
Keep turning the mixture in the pan until you cannot see any white rice grains.
Garnish with the strips of egg and then serve. Maybe chop up some chives or onion tops as well to scatter over the top.
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By Liz Alderson, Mar 27, 2017
Shrimp Fried Rice is a great way of using up leftovers - vegetables, extra rice, surplus eggs - it can all go in. This basic recipe can be adapted but you do need to use pre-cooked and cooled rice.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Main Ingredient: shrimp, rice, onion, eggs