Shrimp Fried Rice


Learn how to make shrimp fried rice, restaurant style with this recipe. This is how I used to cook real shrimp fried rice when my father still owned a restaurant.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 3 cups water

  • 1 ½ cups uncooked white rice

  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 cup fresh bean sprouts

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • 1 ½ cups cooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined without tail

  • 2 large eggs, beaten

  • ¼ cup chopped green onion

  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon sesame oil


  1. Gather all ingredients.

    All ingredients gathered to make shrimp fried rice.

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  2. Bring water to a boil in a saucepan. Add rice and stir. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes. Set aside and allow rice to cool.

  3. Heat a large skillet or wok for 2 minutes. When the skillet or wok is hot, pour in vegetable oil, bean sprouts, and onions. Mix well and cook for 3 minutes.

    Bean sprouts and onions browning in a wok of vegetable oil.

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  4. Mix in cooled rice and shrimp and cook for another 3 minutes. Stirring constantly.

    Cooked rice and shrimp added to wok of onions and bean sprouts.

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  5. Add in eggs, green onion, soy sauce, salt, pepper, and sesame oil. Cook for another 4 minutes, stirring continuously, until eggs are cooked and everything is blended evenly.

    Rest of ingredients added to wok, cooking until evenly blended.

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Looking down at a bowl of shrimp fried rice.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

483 Calories
18g Fat
60g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 483
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 22%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 187mg 62%
Sodium 1638mg 71%
Total Carbohydrate 60g 22%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 6mg 31%
Calcium 72mg 6%
Iron 6mg 31%
Potassium 312mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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