Better Than Takeout Shrimp Fried Rice

Mike tried this recipe on June 2, 2019

A tastier alternative to takeout

Adapted from Averie Cooks

Better Than Takeout Shrimp Fried Rice

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 5 mins Cook Time 15 mins Total Time 20 mins
Servings: 4
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


A tastier alternative to takeout

Adapted from Averie Cooks



  1. Prepare rice according to package directions. Set aside.

  2. In a large nonstick skillet or wok, heat sesame and vegetable oils over medium-high heat. Add shrimp and cook 3 minutes or until shrimp is no longer translucent, turning once halfway through cooking. Using a slotted spoon, remove shrimp from skillet and place on a plate, leaving the oils and cooking juices in the skillet. Set the shrimp aside.

  3. Add peas, carrots, and corn to the skillet and cook 2-3 minutes or until vegetables begin to soften, stirring occasionally.

  4. Add garlic and ginger and cook for 1 minute, stirring as it cooks.

  5. Push vegetables to one side of the skillet. Add eggs to the other side and cook to scramble. Break up cooked eggs into small pieces.

  6. Add rice, shrimp, and green onions. Drizzle soy sauce evenly over the mixture and season with salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Cook for about 2 minutes or until shrimp is reheated.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size About 1 1/4 cups

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 648kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 510mg170%
Sodium 1632mg68%
Potassium 306mg9%
Total Carbohydrate 59g20%
Dietary Fiber 3g12%
Sugars 4g
Protein 42g84%

Calcium 9 mg
Iron 36 mg
Vitamin D 240 IU

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


  • The amount of shrimp can be adjusted to suit your tastes. The dish as shown on this recipe card used 1 1/2 pounds of small shrimp.
  • It doesn't matter which size of shrimp are used as long as the total weight is the same.
  • Leftovers may be kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, or in the freezer for up to 4 months.
Keywords: shrimp, fried rice, chinese, takeout
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