Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Shrimp Fried Rice

I am not  a huge fried rice person. When we get Chinese food and my meal comes with fried rice I always substitute white or brown rice. However, for some reason a few weeks ago I had a craving for chicken fried rice so I ordered some when we got take out. I seriously let out a huge exhale as I took the first bite- why had I been denying myself the deliciousness that is fried rice?! I still think of it as a main course, and not a side dish, so I will probably continue to substitute white/brown rice with take out, but for an entree I am a fan!

One thing about fried rice that makes me cringe is the calorie count. Yikes. It's high. So when the craving stuck again recently I decided to try my hand at making is at home. I have made it before but I wasn't sold on that recipe so I tried a new one. This one here is a winner! I would consider this my new go-to recipe for fried rice. I can't wait to try it again with chicken! So stinking good!

And lastly, a giant THANK YOU to my wonderful, supportive, fabulous, loving husband who knew how desperately I wanted to improve the photography on here and surprised me with the lighting I needed to improve my pictures. You are my everything. 

Source: Adapted from Weightwatchers.com


3 egg whites
2 tsp. canola oil
4 medium scallions, chopped
3/4 cup frozen peas
3/4 cup carrots, diced small
4 oz. frozen medium shrimp
2 cups cooked brown rice
3-4 tbsp. low sodium soy sauce
Cooking spray


1- Coat a large skillet or wok with cooking spray. Heat until the pan is hot.
2- Scramble the eggs in the skillet and remove from the pan once cooked.
3- Add oil, scallions, and carrots. Cook until heated throughout. Add shrimp and peas, cook until shrimp is cooked.
4- Remove all of the food from the skillet. 
5- Add rice in a single layer. Allow it to heat until you hear the rice sizzle, about 3-4 minutes. Stir. Allow it to sit again for 3-4 minutes until it sizzles. Repeat one more time.
6- Return the shrimp and veggies and eggs to the skillet. Add 3 tablespoons of soy sauce, stirring well. If it looks dry add a fourth.


  1. Welcome to the world of fried rice :) Yours looks fantastic (love those bowls too).

    And way to go hubby! Your photos look GREAT.

  2. Yum! This looks great! (And great pictures by the way!)

  3. YUM! I am pregnant and this sounds AMAZING! I have already printed this to try tonight if my energy holds out! Thanks!!

  4. Yah, this picture is very nice. I cant wait to see all of your new ones. Nice recipe, I love fried rice with shrimp way to much!

  5. "You're pictures have really grown...I can definitely see the improvement..." Haha no...they look GREAT, really! Can't wait to see more. :)

  6. i luv the Prawn Shrimp Biryani. The shrimp fried rice looks yum.

  7. Good fried rice isn't so easy to come by. I like the look of yours, plus that red bowl is so cute!

  8. How many calories on this?