Scrumptious Shrimp Fried Rice For Family Dinners











This Shrimp Fried Rice recipe offers a delightful blend of shrimp, fresh vegetables, and savory seasonings, wrapped up in a quick and easy meal perfect for busy weeknights. A dish that's both nutritious and mouth-wateringly good!


Step 1: Prepare Rice

Start by boiling your rice with a chicken bouillon cube until soft. For the best texture in fried rice, prepare this a day ahead and let it cool in the fridge. However, if you're pressed for time, fresh rice can also work. This step ensures your rice has the perfect texture and flavor base for the upcoming stir-fry.
Pro Tip: Using day-old rice results in less sticky fried rice.

Step 2: Sauté Aromatics and Shrimp

In a large pan, heat the butter and olive oil. Add in your finely chopped garlic, onions, and ginger, sautéing until fragrant. Then, mix in the chopped shrimp, seasoning it with chicken cubes, and let it fry for about 2 minutes. The combination of these fresh ingredients adds layers of flavor to your fried rice.
Pro Tip: Ensure shrimp is patted dry before frying for a better sear.

Step 3: Add Vegetables and Season

To your shrimp mixture in the pan, add the mixed vegetables, a blend of white and black pepper, dried basil, curry, and thyme. Crack an egg directly into the pan, stirring quickly to scramble it among the other ingredients. Then, pour in a tablespoon of soy sauce. This infusion of spices and seasoning coats the ingredients evenly and starts to bring the dish together.
Pro Tip: Add vegetables according to their cooking times, starting with the hardest.

Step 4: Combine Rice

Gently fold in your pre-cooked rice, spoon by spoon, allowing all the rich flavors to soak into each grain. Add the remaining tablespoon of soy sauce for that final touch of umami. Stir everything together until the rice absorbs all the seasoning evenly. Taste, and adjust for salt if necessary. Your shrimp fried rice is now ready to serve! This final step ensures each grain of rice is perfectly coated with the delightful mix of seasonings and ingredients.
Pro Tip: Keep the heat on medium to prevent the rice from sticking to the pan.