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Fried rice with shrimp in a stainless steel skillet.

Easy Shrimp Fried Rice

This Shrimp Fried Rice Recipe is the fastest and easiest takeout dinner you can make at home! You only need shrimp, leftover rice, frozen veggies, soy sauce and 15 minutes to turn it into delicious dinner.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Asian
Keyword shrimp fried rice, takeout fried rice
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 394 kcal
Author Anna


  • 1 lb small shrimp deveined and cleaned
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 3 green onions chopped
  • 4 cups cooked rice see note
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 cup peas and carrots frozen is fine
  • 1/2 cup whole kernel corn frozen is fine


  1. Clean and devein shrimp. Sprinkle salt and pepper. Toss with cornstarch.
  2. Beat eggs in small bowl, set aside.
  3. Start by heating up both oils in a large skillet. Cook shrimp until pink, then remove onto a plate and set aside.
  4. Add more oil to skillet, if needed. Add green onions and Saute for 2 minutes. Add rice, soy sauce, garlic, ginger and if using, turmeric. Stir until heated through.
  5. Make space in the middle of the skillet, by pushing the rice to the sides. Pour beaten eggs into pan and cook, stirring, until set. Stir everything together.
  6. Add peas and carrots and corn (frozen is just fine). Stir to heat through.
  7. Add shrimp and stir, cook 2 to 3 minutes until everything is heated through. Serve.

Recipe Notes

It is best to use rice that was cooked and refrigerated overnight. Fresh cooked rice will change the texture and will make the whole dish sticky.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Shrimp Fried Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 394 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Cholesterol 285mg95%
Sodium 1633mg71%
Potassium 282mg8%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 2g8%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 3415IU68%
Vitamin C 11.1mg13%
Calcium 199mg20%
Iron 3.5mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.