Shrimp fried rice. Vibrant, fancy but easy enough to whip up on weeknights. This fried rice is rich in flavors with the addition of crispy shrimp, fluffy eggs, beautiful veggies and soy sauce. An elegant masterpiece to make weeknight cooking less daunting.
Fried rice might be known for its deliciousness and easy prep, but it also provides you with a blank canvas to incorporate your favorite elements. Basically, it’s an amazing way to whip up a flavorful meal with leftover veggies, rice and a couple of classic Asian sauces. Sure to impress even the fussy eaters in your household. If you love fried rice, here’s another incredibly delicious way to make it.
Showcasing flavorful prawns, this shrimp fried rice is forever a weeknight favorite for seafood lovers. It’s a winner because the ultimate combination of prawns, Asian sauces and rice is undeniably the best way to pump up the flavor of your everyday meals with minimal effort. Again, it’s a one pan wonder that’s unique on its own mixing up wonderful flavors and textures all in one pan.
How To Make Shrimp Fried Rice
The first step is, obviously, prepping the shrimp (prawns). Make sure you remove the whole shell including tail and head. When done, remove the vein as well. They will also need a good rinse under cold running water.
Marinating the shrimp helps them absorb all the beautiful flavors from soy sauce. While cornstarch (corn flour) add a light crispy coating, the addition of salt and pepper is totally essential. The marinated prawns are cooked in a wok over medium heat until just done.
Next, scramble the eggs in the same pan. Lightly whisk the eggs before adding to the wok to ensure even color. Remove the scrambled eggs from the pan.
Now, let’s make this quick shrimp fried rice over high heat. High heat simply means quick cooking and that’s what makes fried rice the easiest weeknight meal.
Quickly stir fry some garlic followed by onions. When the onions turn soft and translucent, add the veggies. I used bell peppers, spring onions and carrots. Once they are tender, all the precooked ingredients- shrimp (prawns), eggs and rice gets a quick stir fry.
The classic Asian seasonings used in this recipe include dark soy sauce, regular soy sauce and sweet chili sauce. If you love the bold flavors of Shaoxing wine and sesame oil, add them to the stir fry.
Finally, don’t forget to garnish generously with finely chopped spring onions or scallions.
Without a doubt, this shrimp fried rice makes for the ultimate weeknight meal.
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