CB's Shrimp Fried Rice


I'm not a shrimp fan, but I made this shrimp fried rice for my husband one night and he's begged for it ever since. It works equally well with pork, chicken, beef, or veggies. We now have Chinese night at home!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
6 servings


  • 2 large eggs

  • 2 teaspoons water

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 5 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 5 cups cold cooked rice

  • 2 ½ cups small cooked, tail-off shrimp

  • 5 tablespoons soy sauce, or more to taste

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 cup finely chopped green onion

  • salt to taste


  1. Whisk eggs and water together in a small bowl.

  2. Melt butter in a large nonstick frying pan or wok over medium heat. Add egg mixture and cook, without stirring, until almost firm, 1 to 2 minutes. Flip and cook for 1 minute more. Carefully transfer egg to a plate and slice into thin strips, about 2 1/2-inches long.

  3. Heat oil in the same pan over medium-high heat. Add rice and cook, stirring constantly, until rice is nicely separated and firm, but not browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Add shrimp, soy sauce, sesame oil, and pepper. Reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring constantly, for 3 minutes. Add green onion and egg strips; cook for 1 minute.

  4. Season with salt and additional soy sauce if needed.

Cook's Notes:

Please note that your rice must be cold! Rice from a rice cooker that has been refrigerated overnight is optimal for this recipe. Rice that is too wet or not chilled enough before cooking will not yield optimal results.

I use frozen small shrimp (the kind intended for shrimp salad) that has been thawed. Use larger shrimp if you prefer.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

415 Calories
20g Fat
40g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 415
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 176mg 59%
Sodium 952mg 41%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 4mg 22%
Calcium 60mg 5%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 246mg 5%

* 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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