Spicy Shrimp Fried Rice – Skinnytaste

Spicy Shrimp Fried Rice made healthier using leftover cooked brown rice, a delicious whole grain that’s high in fiber, so it fills you up.

Spicy Shrimp Fried Rice

Fried rice is definitely on my favorite foods list, I absolutely love it! Sure, sometimes I go low-carb with Cauliflower Fried Rice, which is fine but when I go all out, I much prefer making it with leftover brown rice (see How To Cook Perfect Brown Rice).

Fried rice is the ultimate leftover food because it requires using leftover rice. Otherwise it won’t be dry enough to fry and come out a but mushy. Therefore, this weeknight dish comes together really fast. Almost any protein and veggie can be tossed into this. Swap out shrimp for chicken or tofu and feel free to toss in whatever veggies are in your fridge like shredded carrots, mushrooms, corn, edamame, all work great.

This healthy shrimp fried rice def has some kick to it, and if you really like it hot feel free to add hot sauce to serve later!

Tips on How to Make Shrimp Fried Rice:

As mentioned, start with leftover rice. I prefer brown but white works just fine. The drier the rice, the better it is for frying. You can even use riced cauliflower.Cook on high heat. It’s important to make sure the pan is hot when frying the veggies, protein and rice. Works best with a wok but a large pan will work as well.For extra crunchiness, once cooked, you can let stand in pan for an extra 30 seconds or so until desired cook.

Spicy Shrimp Fried Rice

Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 15 mins

Total Time: 20 mins

Spicy Shrimp Fried Rice made healthier using leftover cooked brown rice, a delicious whole grain that’s high in fiber, so it fills you up.

3 cups leftover brown rice cooked1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined 1/2 tsp each of chili powder and paprika1/8 tsp cayenne pepper, or more to taste2 large egg whites, beaten1 large whole egg, beaten1/2 medium onion, chopped2 cloves garlic, diced5 medium scallions, chopped, whites and greens separatedoil spray1 tbsp sesame oil1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes, or more to taste4 tsp soy sauce, or more to taste1 tsp Asian fish sauce, (or more soy sauce)

In a bowl, season shrimp with cayenne pepper, chili powder, paprika, salt, pepper and garlic powder.

In a hot wok, over medium high heat, spray a little oil and cook the eggs, when cooked, remove from pan and set aside, 1 to 2 minutes.

Increase the heat to high, when hot add the sesame oil and saute onions, scallion whites, garlic and hot pepper flakes for about 1-2 minutes.

Add shrimp and saute until no longer translucent, 2 to 3 minutes.

Add rice and leave in the skillet to let the bottom brown, 2 to 3 minutes, stir and add the egg, soy sauce and fish sauce, mixing well for about 2 minutes.

Add greens of the scallions and serve.

Serving: 11/2 cups , Calories: 307kcal, Carbohydrates: 37.5g, Protein: 23g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1.5g, Cholesterol: 191mg, Sodium: 500mg, Fiber: 3.5g, Sugar: 0.5g

Blue Smart Points: 6

Green Smart Points: 7

Purple Smart Points: 1

Points +: 8

Keywords: fried rice recipe, how to make shrimp fried rice, Shrimp Fried Rice, spicy fried rice

posted February 12, 2020 by Gina

Don’t Miss a Recipe!

Get new free recipes and exclusive content delivered right to your inbox:

Show More

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button