Shrimp Fried Rice

Shrimp Fried Rice is the healthiest fried food you will be able to make AND enjoy! If you are like me, you probably love getting Chinese takeout. I’m pretty obsessed with appetizers at Chinese restaurants and need to order a few key apps like Crab Rangoon and Chicken Fingers. Another item I always order is Fried Rice, ideally House Fried Rice which is a mixture of rice, veggies, egg, and shrimp. Yum! It’s like getting so many dishes all in one yummy rice.

Ingredients Needed

If you have ever made homemade Chinese food, you probably know that the dishes require quite a few ingredients. The good thing is that those ingredients are pretty healthy and very flavorful. Another good thing is that most of the ingredients are things you keep stocked in your pantry and refrigerator.

For this Shrimp Fried Rice, you will need the following:

  • 2 tbsp Vegetable or Canola Oil
  • 16 oz Shrimp raw and de-veined
  • 1 cup Onion diced
  • 1 cup Carrots diced
  • 1.5 tbsp Garlic minced
  • 1 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 3 cups Cooked Rice
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 cup Frozen Peas
  • 1/4 cup Soy Sauce low sodium
  • 2 tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • Chopped Green Onions if desired for garnish

How To Make

Like most skillet meals, you will start by heating some oil. Next, cook the meat and in this case, cook the shrimp. After the shrimp is cooked, set it aside and move to cook the veggies and seasonings. After those are tender, you will mix in the cooked rice (that you have already prepared before beginning this process) to ‘fry’ it up. Don’t worry, the rice won’t be deep fried, you just want to make the rice crispy. Next, push the rice to the side and crack an egg to cook up and scramble. Then mix the scrambled egg into the rice mixture. Finally, you will add the peas, rice vinegar, and sesame oil to the rice to combine for a few more minutes. Can you believe you just made this yummy looking shrimp fried rice? It looks great, doesn’t it? And it was pretty straightforward and easy!

Making It A Meal

The Shrimp Fried Rice is a great Chinese takeout alternative that you can make at home. This healthy fried food cooks in under 30 minutes. Therefore, it’s healthy, easy to make, and cooks quickly. Awesome! Wouldn’t you prefer to skip fast food and opt for something healthy on those crazy schedule kind of nights? Just throw this dinner together and it will taste great!

The rice mixture consists of everything you would need in a complete meal that cooks in one skillet. Again, awesome so that the cleanup is minimized. If you did want to bring your homemade Chinese food to a takeout order kind of level, you could make a few appetizers to pair with this rice. I have quite a few recipes for Chinese dishes and apps on my site. A few easy ones you could pair with this shrimp fried rice is Crab Rangoon and/or Chicken Fingers. Who knew making your own Chinese food was so doable?


Shrimp Fried Rice

The healthiest shrimp fried rice you will LOVE!
Course Dinner, Main Dish, Side Dish
Keyword chinese, rice
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 people
Author jenahoward


  • 2 tbsp Vegetable or Canola Oil
  • 1 lb Shrimp raw and de-veined
  • 1 cup Onion diced
  • 1 cup Carrots diced
  • 10 oz Mushrooms any favorite is fine
  • 1.5 tbsp Garlic minced
  • 1 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 3 cups Cooked Rice
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 cup Frozen Peas
  • 1/4 cup Soy Sauce low sodium
  • 2 tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • Chopped Green Onions if desired for garnish


  • Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large non-stick skillet or wok over high heat. Add the shrimp to the pan and season with salt and pepper. Cook the shrimp until pink and no longer translucent. Transfer the cooked shrimp to a plate and keep warm. Set aside.
  • Add the remaining oil to the pan and stir in the onions. Cook the onions until softened, approximately 3 minutes.
  • Stir in the carrots and mushrooms and cook for an additional 3 minutes or until softened. Add the garlic and ginger, cooking until fragrant.
  • Stir in the rice and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until the rice is crisp.
  • 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.
  • Add the peas, soy sauce, rice vinegar and sesame oil to the rice stirring to combine. Cook for an additional 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the shrimp and cook for an additional minute to warm through.
  • Serve immediately topped with chopped green onions, if desired.
  • ENJOY!