Thursday, October 08, 2009

Shrimp Fried Rice

Shrimp fried rice is a great dish for nights when you're looking for a quick way to use up leftovers in your fridge. Feel free to experiment with using fresh mushrooms or other vegetables to place of the peas, and roast chicken or ham if you don't have fresh shrimps. This fried rice is sure to please everyone in the family. Yum!!

3 cups of cooked rice
1 cup of fresh shrimps – clean and deveined
½ cup of fresh peas
2 eggs
2 cloves of garlic - chopped
2 shallots – finely slice
1 tbsp of oyster sauce
3 tbsp of soy sauce
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Heat up wok on high heat and add some oil. Put in shallots and garlic and stir fry until fragrant and lightly brown.
2. Add in the shrimp, stir fry until shrimp changes color, then add in the peas and mix well. Stir fry for a minute and then push all the meat and vegetables to the side of the wok and then add in the beaten eggs. Scramble the eggs until half cook.
3. Add in the rice and all the seasoning. Continue the stir fry for 3 minutes until everything well mixed. Check seasoning, dish out and serve warm.

Note: Since I have a bit of roast meat left in the fridge, I added it to the rice too.


Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

I use to cook this dish too, quick and nice.

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...

Yum is the right word! In fact, this is great for any time of the day ;)

Little Corner of Mine said...

So true, we all like easy fried rice too.

jenn said...

You know, my boyfriend and I have never thought of making fried rice to get rid of leftovers...which is strange, since we always have leftovers and love fried rice!

Thanks for the idea!

mycookinghut said...

I love this kind of simple dish that you can prepare in minutes!! I do this kind of fried rice from time to time when I am extremely lazy + busy.

Elin Chia said...

Gert, I love fried is so versatile and yummy. Easy to prepare too :) A one dish meal is my most ideal meal...esp when I am glued to the idiot box :)

Btw thanks for sharing the green tea mochi. I have been searching for a good one and now I am going to make this for the kids when they are back. Joanna loves it!

Ashley said...

This looks wonderful! I recently started eating shrimp, and this seems like a great way to enjoy it!

Zue Murphy said...

This dish is great at anytime. You are right, it is a good way to clean out lefties from the fridge.

ICook4Fun said...

Sonia, this is a one dish meal.

Little Teochew, yes :)

LCOM, something simple and quick.

Jenn, this is a great dish to cook for all your leftovers.

Leemei, ha ha I cooked this too on my lazy days :)

Elin, hope Joanna like the mochi.

Ashley, thank you.

Zue, we Asian just love our fried rice :)

homeladychef said...

Hey! have just fried rice recently, what a coincidence. ;)

3 hungry tummies said...

fried rice any day, great way to use up any leftover!!!

Christelle said...

Love this dish, alwways have. perfectly balanced and great on the go for lunch and picnics too :)

ICook4Fun said...

homeladychef, I guess fried rice is the easiest to make that is why we cook it often ha ha..

3 hungry tummies, yes that is what I always did :P

Christelle, yes it is.