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Shrimp Fried Rice (Chinese Style)

A quick, and easy entrée or side dish, full of flavor and on the table in minutes.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 4 side portions


  • 2 cups cooked white rice lightly salted
  • ½ pound raw shrimp
  • cup frozen mixed vegetables thawed
  • ¼ cup diced sweet onion
  • 2 cloves garlic diced
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ginger diced
  • teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 4 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 3 scallions thinly sliced (can use less, to taste)


  • The cooked rice can be made well in advance and stored in the refrigerator.
  • If cooking same day, or if previously refrigerated, allow rice to come to room temperature before making the fried rice.
  • Heat a large, non-stick skillet to medium high.
  • Add the sesame and canola oils.
  • Add the onion, garlic and ginger.
  • Sauté until onion is just softened.
  • Add the rice and stir to distribute the onion, garlic and ginger.
  • Keep stirring until rice is heated throughout.
  • Add the mixed vegetables, stirring to distribute and heat.
  • Add the raw shrimp, stirring under the rice to facilitate cooking.
  • Drizzle the soy sauce in a wide circle and stir the rice mixture thoroughly until it is an even light brown color.
  • Add the scallions and stir into the rice.
  • Transfer to serving dish and serve