Ingredients

  • Cooked rice preferably day-old rice: 500g (2 1/2 cups; 1.1 lb) – serves as the base.
  • Medium shrimp peeled and deveined: 250g (0.55 lb) – the star protein.
  • Eggs: 2 large – adds richness and texture.
  • Frozen peas and carrots thawed: 150g (1 cup; 0.33 lb) – adds color and nutrients.
  • Green onions chopped: 50g (1/4 cup; 0.11 lb) – provides a mild onion flavor.
  • Garlic minced: 2 cloves (about 6g; 0.013 lb) – adds aroma and taste.
  • Soy sauce: 3 tablespoons 45ml; 0.1 lb – for umami and color.
  • Sesame oil: 1 tablespoon 15ml; 0.03 lb – adds a nutty flavor.
  • Vegetable oil: For stir-frying – ensures nothing sticks to the pan.
  • Salt and pepper: To taste – for seasoning.

Instructions

Prepare the Ingredients:

  • Ensure the cooked rice is cold and clump-free. Cold rice stir-fries better and won’t become mushy.
  • Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels to remove excess moisture. This helps them sear rather than steam when stir-frying.

Cook the Shrimp:

  • Heat a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add a tablespoon of vegetable oil. Once hot, add the shrimp in a single layer. Season with salt and pepper, and cook until the shrimp are pink and opaque, about 1-2 minutes per side. Remove the shrimp and set aside.

Scramble the Eggs:

  • In the same pan, add a little more oil if needed. Pour in the beaten eggs and scramble until fully cooked. Remove and set aside with the shrimp.

Stir-Fry the Vegetables:

  • Add a bit more oil to the pan, then add the minced garlic, peas, and carrots. Stir-fry for about 2 minutes, until the vegetables are tender.

Combine with Rice:

  • Add the cold rice to the pan with the vegetables. Break up any clumps and stir-fry for a few minutes until the rice is heated through.

Season:

  • Make a well in the center of the rice, and pour in the soy sauce and sesame oil. Stir thoroughly to distribute the sauces evenly. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Add Shrimp and Eggs Back:

  • Add the cooked shrimp and scrambled eggs back into the pan. Add the chopped green onions. Stir everything together and cook for another 1-2 minutes, ensuring everything is well-mixed and heated through.

Serve:

  • Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Serve the shrimp fried rice hot, garnished with additional green onions or sesame seeds if desired.

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