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Video:Shrimp Fried Rice

with Rachel Edelman

Learn the steps for making an easy shrimp fried rice, including a trick for frying the egg in the middle of the ingredients.See Transcript

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Transcript:Shrimp Fried Rice

Hi, I'm Rachel Edelman for About.com Food, and today I'm going to show you how to make shrimp fried rice.

For this recipe you will need:
  • 2 cups cold cooked rice
  • 2 oz. frozen cooked shrimp
  • 1 cup frozen baby peas
  • green onion
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tbsp low sodium soy sauce

Prepare Shrimp Fried Rice Ingredients

First slice the onion into thin strips. You will need about half of a cup of onions. Place the frozen shrimp into a colander. Add to it the frozen peas. Run cold water over shrimp and peas until they have thawed. Never use hot or warm water to defrost shrimp.

If your shrimp still have the tails on, once they start to thaw, go through and remove all of the tails. Be sure to get off all the shell. Drain the shrimp and peas well. I m patting them down with paper towels to soak up excess moisture.

Begin Frying Ingredients

Turn on a burner to a medium high heat. Pour the olive oil in a heavy skillet or a wok. Once the oil is hot, stir fry the onion until it is tender.
Next add shrimp and peas. Stir-fry everything until the shrimp are hot.

In a separate bowl, crack the two eggs. Beat them with a fork or whisk. Now add the rice to the skillet. Traditionally a wooden spoon is used to help break up the rice. Keep everything moving around the skillet until it is hot.

Fry the Egg

Push the food to sides of skillet or wok so there is a small circle in the middle. Pour in the beaten eggs. Scramble the eggs right in the center, stirring frequently, and then stir the eggs into the rest of the food so the pieces are small.

Flavor the Shrimp Fried Rice

Finally, sprinkle the dish with soy sauce. Stir fry for minute or two more, to ensure even distribution of flavors.

Fried rice can be made with any type of protein - enjoy making this dish for your family!

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