By Eniolá Abdulroqeeb Arówólò
Shrimp fried rice is a delicious and satisfying dish that’s easy to make at home. It’s a popular choice in Asian cuisine, featuring succulent shrimp, flavorful vegetables, and aromatic rice. In this step-by-step guide, I’ll walk you through how to make shrimp fried rice:
– 2 cups of cooked rice (preferably cold)
– 12-15 large shrimp, peeled and deveined
– 2 eggs, beaten
– 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
– 1/2 cup diced carrots
– 1/2 cup frozen peas
– 1/2 cup diced bell peppers
– 1/4 cup diced onion
– 2 cloves garlic, minced
– 2 tablespoons soy sauce
– 1 teaspoon sesame oil
– Salt and pepper to taste
– Green onions (optional, for garnish)
1. Prepare Ingredients:
– Cook the rice in advance and let it cool. Cold rice works best for fried rice as it’s less likely to become mushy.
– Peel and devein the shrimp.
– Dice the carrots, bell peppers, and onion. Mince the garlic.
– Beat the eggs in a small bowl.
2. Cook Shrimp:
– Heat a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat and add 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil.
– Add the shrimp and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until they turn pink and opaque. Remove the shrimp from the pan and set them aside.
3. Scramble Eggs:
– In the same pan, add the remaining 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil.
– Pour in the beaten eggs and scramble them until they’re fully cooked. Remove the scrambled eggs from the pan and set them aside.
4. Stir-fry Vegetables:
– Add a bit more oil if needed, then add the diced carrots, bell peppers, onion, and minced garlic to the pan.
– Stir-fry the vegetables for about 3-5 minutes until they’re tender.
5. Add Rice:
– Add the cold, cooked rice to the pan and break up any clumps. Stir-fry the rice with the vegetables for a few minutes until the rice is heated through and begins to turn slightly golden.
6. Combine Ingredients:
– Add the cooked shrimp and scrambled eggs back into the pan with the rice and vegetables.
7. Season and Finish:
– Drizzle the soy sauce and sesame oil over the rice. Stir everything together to evenly distribute the flavors.
– Season with salt and pepper to taste.
– Add the frozen peas and stir until they’re heated through.
– Once everything is well mixed and heated, remove the pan from the heat.
– Garnish with sliced green onions if desired.
Your homemade shrimp fried rice is ready to serve! Enjoy this flavorful and comforting dish.