Better Than Takeout Fried Rice Shrimp

Better Than Takeout Fried Rice Shrimp

If you are looking to make Chinese takeout menu then this recipe of authentic Chinese shrimp fried rice is easy to put together and under 30 mins you will get better than takeout ,restaurant-style shrimp fried rice! Loaded with shrimp,peas,carrots,and flavorful sauces,makes your lunch/dinner sorted in no time – this shrimp fried rice recipe is the so close to the favorite takeout dish.This easy shrimp fried rice is the best and easy shrimp and rice recipe to try next.Dinner fix under 30 mins with this recipe of shrimp fried rice recipe Chinese style!


4 Cup,Cooked Rice(Jasmine/Basmati),refrigerated
1 Cup Small/Medium Shrimp,cleaned,deveined (marinated with 1 tsp Sauce Mix + salt + 1/4 tsp White Pepper Powder)

For Sauce Mix:

1 tsp Brown Sugar
1 tsp Sesame Oil
1 tsp Oyster Sauce
2 tsp Rice Wine Vinegar
2 Tbsp Dark Soy Sauce
1 tsp Water
1/4 tsp White Pepper Powder

For Scrambled Eggs:

2 Small Eggs
As per need Salt
1/4 tsp White Pepper Powder
1/2 tsp Rice Wine Vinegar


2 Tbsp Butter,unsalted
1 Tbsp Vegetable Oil / Sesame Oil
1 tsp Ginger,minced
1 tsp Garlic,minced
1 Small Red Onion,chopped
1 Cup Frozen Green Peas and Carrot
As per need Salt
1 Scallion / Spring Onion,greens chopped


Soak rice before cooking atleast for an hour.
Cook rice night before the fried rice to be prepared and refrigerate it.
In a bowl mix ingredients to make sauce mix.
In another bowl whisk eggs,salt,pepper powder and rice wine vinegar.
Marinate shrimp with salt,pepper powder and sauce mix.
In a pan,add 1 Tbsp Butter,add the shrimp and cook till pink and cooked. Keep aside.
In the same pan add the eggs and scramble to make tiny pieces.
Keep aside.
In the same pan add another 1 Tbsp Butter and Vegetable Oil / Sesame Oil,add the ginger and garlic, and toss till they are fragrant.
Add the onion and vegetables and cook till soft.
Add the rice,shrimp,eggs and mix well.
If the rice is cold and formed lumps due to refrigeration then lightly break the lumps without breaking rice.
Add the sauce mix and mix well.
On high heat toss well till rice is cooked well along with rest of the ingredients.
Sprinkle some water over rice,cover and cook for some time.
Finally add some more oil if you need and top with spring onion greens.

Yield: 3 Servings
Prep Time: 00:10:00 mins.
Cook time: 00:20:00 mins.
Total time: 30 mins.

Recipe Notes:

Use cold rice. Preferably cook the rice the night before when you plan to cook the fried rice. If the refrigerated rice is hardened to form lumps then just break the rice lumps lightly with hands before using it in the recipe.
Always cook vegetables on high heat in a work or any kind of deep pan would work but make sure you have applied oil to it well or else rice will stick to it.
Cook on high heat.To get the smoky flavor in the fried rice just like from restaurants,toss the rice always on high heat.
Cook each ingredient separately.You have to cook each ingredient separately.cook shrimp separately,eggs separately,veggies separately and finally add them all together.
Toss . You have to toss everything well,do not stir as they will mix up and become mushy.
Butter.Butter is the most important ingredient in making restaurant style fried rice.Butter is the ingredient that gives fried rice its taste of perfect takeout menu dish.

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