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Fried Rice with Shrimp

78 Reviews
94% would make this recipe again

This super easy recipe is a good way to initiate teenagers to cook.

Preparation : 10 min Cooking : 15 min
410 calories/serving
  • Can be done in advance
  • Can be frozen
  • Very easy
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal
  • Kid-friendly
  • Heart-healthy

Ingredients

2/3 cup rice, long grain 120 g
1/2 cup frozen peas 60 g
1 eggs size large, beaten
1 1/2 tbsp canola oil 23 mL
20 shrimp, small 110 g
1/2 onions, finely chopped 100 g
salt [optional]
ground pepper to taste [optional]

Before you start

Keep the serving dishes in the oven at the lowest setting so they are warm when you serve.

Method

  1. Cook the rice. Cook the peas, still frozen, by plunging them 3-4 min in a small pot of boiling salted water. Drain them, then set aside. In a small bowl, beat the egg, then set aside.
  2. Heat half of the oil in a skillet over medium heat. When the oil is hot, stir the shrimp. Cook, with some stirring, until the shrimp lose its gray colour and turn pink, 3-4 min. Remove from the pan, using a slotted spoon, and transfer to a plate.
  3. Add the onion and sauté 2-3 min until it becomes translucent. Add the rice then stir-fry 2 min, breaking up the rice with a wooden spoon.
  4. Make a well in the rice, exposing the bottom of the skillet. Add the remaining oil then stir in the egg. Immediately stir-fry to incorporate the egg throughout the rice, until the egg is almost cooked through, 1-2 min. Put the shrimp back into the skillet. Stir in the peas, season with salt, and pepper then stir-fry 1-2 min until it is heated through.
  5. Serve on the warmed dishes.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 Serving (320g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

410

Fat

11 g

17 %

Saturated 1.6 g
+ Trans 0.2 g

9 %

Cholesterol

200 mg

Sodium

180 mg

8 %

Carbohydrate

54 g

18 %

Fibre

3 g

10 %

Sugars

4 g

Protein

21 g

Vitamin A

20 %

Vitamin C

12 %

Calcium

6 %

Iron

20 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 1 serving
Grain Products : 2 servings
Milk and Alternatives : 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives : 1 serving

Claims

This recipe is :
Free  :
Added Sugar, Trans Fat
Low  :
Saturated Fat
Source of  :
Calcium, Copper, Fibre, Omega-3, Potassium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin C, Vitamin D
Good source of  :
Folacin, Iron, Magnesium, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin K, Zinc
Excellent source of  :
Manganese, Niacin, Selenium, Vitamin B12, Vitamin E
Diet-related health claims  :
Heart-healthy

DIABETES Exchange

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 3
Vegetables 1
Meat and Alternatives 2
Fats 1 ½

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Members' Reviews

78 Reviews (70 with rating only ) 94% would make this recipe again
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Farzanah
may 15, 2013 | I would make this recipe again

This was easy to make but extremely bland. I did add garlic, as per another reviewer's comment, but taste-wise it didn't do anything for me. I would make it again, but add more to it, perhaps more vegetables and cook the rice in vegetable broth and spices before stir-frying it.

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mariocastaneda
september 22, 2010 | I would make this recipe again

Easy to do and it tastes great! Surprisingly filling.

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neets
june 18, 2010 | I would make this recipe again

Good! It lived up to expectation. I used small pre-cooked shrimp and added them in the end only, making this dish even easier because you skip step 2.

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Ninja78
december 13, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

Delicious, also added 2 cloves of fresh garlic for added taste!

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missflynn
november 26, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

i love love this rice. I add a mix of scallops and shrimps along with tiny bits of carrots and cerery when stir frying onions...There are NO left overs.

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glalli13
february 11, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

In making this recipe I was afraid that the taste would be a little bland, so I added some chopped celery as I added the onions, and towards the end of cooking I added some chopped scallions and a few drops of soya sauce. My husband loved it!

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maplekitty
november 02, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

I sauteed 2 cloves of garlic with the shrimp, and then added a bit of soy sauce to the whole thing when it was finished - and it was really good. Surprisingly filling.

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missflynn
november 26, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

i love love this rice. I add a mix of scallops and shrimps along with tiny bits of carrots and cerery when stir frying onions...There are NO left overs.

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