Ok, so you’re probably thinking “another fried rice recipe?” I assure you this one is different, this is definitely a Chinese Food Recipe that you HAVE to try! This Shrimp Fried Rice is great as a course by itself or paired up with any Chinese meat entrée.
First, assemble all the ingredients you will need, which include:
- 4 oz. uncooked, de-shelled shrimp
- 4 cups cooked rice
- 4 oz. diced, cooked ham
- 2 eggs
- 1 onion
- 1 green onion
- ½ cup peas
- 1 tbsp. soy sauce
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. pepper
Seasonings – I like to use a Cajun seasoning, it adds a little kick – season to taste
Oil – for frying
First, go through the shrimp and make sure it’s deveined.
Chop up Meat and Vegetables and put in a large bowl, set aside.
Beat the eggs in a small mixing bowl, add salt, pepper and a little seasoning.
I like to make my fried rice in a wok. So, go ahead and add your oil in the wok, normally about a ½ cup of oil is needed. When the oil is nice and hot, pour ½ of your egg mixture in the wok and let it cook over medium heat for about 2 minutes, turn just once.
Go ahead and cook the other half of the egg mixture this way. Let cool, then cut eggs up and set aside for later.
Add the shrimp to the oil and any seasonings, again I like to use Cajun seasoning. Cook for 2 minutes. Stir in the onion and cook for a few minutes, remove and set aside.
Stir fry the green peas and then the ham. Remove them and set aside.
*At this point I add a little more oil, about ¼ cup.
Turn the heat on the wok down to medium and cook the rice. Add the soy sauce, this will give the rice its brown color. Add all the other ingredients except the green onion. Cook for a few minutes.
Remove from wok and serve on your favorite serving platter.
Use green onions as a garnishment, this adds a nice touch of color to the dish.