How to Prepare Fried Rice with Shrimp in three simple steps  

Do you like the taste of fried rice with shrimp? Do you want to know how to prepare it? Then read on because, in this article, will teach you the simplest way to make a delicious fried rice with shrimp dish. We will cover the ingredients and the cooking process in detail, so you can make this traditional dish with ease. You will learn the best way to prepare the rice and the shrimp, as well as the ingredients that you need to make it.

Here, you will find your way through a classic approach to this traditional dish. But feel free to visit and learn a different approach to the same recipe.


  • 1 ½ cups or white or brown rice.
  • 1 ½ cups of deveined shrimp.
  • 1 onion.
  • Extra virgin olive oil.
  • 2 cloves of garlic.
  • 1 tbsp of fresh ginger.
  • Scallions.
  • 1 tbsp of soy sauce.
  • 1 tbsp of lime juice.
  • 1 tbsp of sesame oil.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.

Step 1: Cooking the Rice    

This dish is typically made with white rice. However, you can use either white or brown rice. If you are using white rice, cook the rice in two parts water to one part rice. For brown rice, instead, cook it in three parts water to one part rice.

Rinse the rice to remove excess starch. This is not a must, but it will make the rice come out firmer. Excess starch is good for creamier dishes, pudding-like textures, which is not the case of this dish.

Place the rice in a pot and add the appropriate amount of water depending on which type of rice you decide to use.

Bring the water to a boil and then reduce the heat to low. Cover the pot and let the rice simmer for about 15 minutes. Do not remove the lid during this time.

Once the water is absorbed, turn off the heat and let the rice sit for about 10 minutes. This will ensure that the grains are cooked through. You can fluff the rice with a fork or spoon to separate the grains.

Step 2: Saute the Shrimp    

To sauté the shrimp, heat some oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the shrimp to the pan and season with salt and pepper. Cook the shrimp for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they are cooked through and just starting to turn pink. Remove the shrimp from the pan and set aside.

Next, add the garlic, ginger, and scallions to the skillet. Cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring frequently, until the garlic is fragrant and the scallions are softened. Then add the soy sauce, lime juice, and sesame oil to the pan and stir to combine.

Finally, add the cooked shrimp back to the pan and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, just to heat through. Taste and adjust the seasoning, if necessary.

Step 3: Add the Rice to the Shrimp    

The fourth step for making a delicious shrimp stir fry is to add the rice. To do this, you will need the rice you cooked before.

Once the rice is done, add it to the skillet with the shrimp. Stir everything together and cook on medium heat for two to three minutes. This will help the rice to become slightly browned and add extra flavor to the dish. Once everything is cooked, turn off the heat and you are ready to serve.

If you want to add a bit of extra flavor to your dish, you can add a tablespoon of soy sauce. This will give the dish a deeper, richer flavor. You can also add a bit of garlic powder or fresh minced garlic to the dish for an extra kick of flavor. If you are looking for an even more flavorful dish, you can add some fresh herbs such as cilantro or basil.

Step 4: Serve and Enjoy    

Serve this dish as a main one in your next meal and enjoy away! Your family will love it!

Final tip: In case you want to accompany this delicious dish with a good glass of wine, you may choose white Chardonnay or Riesling, or a soft fruity red Malbec.

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