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Shrimp Fried Rice Recipe

Shrimp Fried Rice Recipe

This delectable shrimp dish is filled with color and taste that makes it vanish fast. Our family of four can't get enough of it. Bacon adds crispness and a hint of heartiness. Consider it when you need a different main dish or brunch item. —Sandra Thompson, White Hall, Arkansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 cups cold cooked rice
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled, optional


  • 1. In a large skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium-high heat. Pour eggs into skillet. As eggs set, lift edges, letting uncooked portion flow underneath. Remove eggs and keep warm.
  • 2. Melt remaining butter in the skillet. Add the rice, vegetables and shrimp; cook and stir for 5 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Meanwhile, chop eggs into small pieces. Return eggs to the pan; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook until heated through, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with bacon if desired. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 241 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 206 mg cholesterol, 354 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 15 g protein.

Reviews for Shrimp Fried Rice

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Reviewed Jan. 9, 2016

"I really liked this. I used the California blend vegetables. I don't like shelling the shrimp, so I thought next time I might buy the already cooked shrimp. I buy the shrimp in the freezer section and divide up what I need for individual meals. If you have a family to feed this would not work. But because it is just me and my husband it is the easiest way."

Reviewed Dec. 23, 2015

"Can this be made with frozen shrimp? I haven't made this yet, but I needed to rate it in order to submit a question. I'll pre-cook and use brown rice, and I'll also add one finely minced clove of garlic. I'll also sprinkle some fresh & finely chopped chives over the completed dish. So, can I make this with frozen shrimp?"

Reviewed Dec. 28, 2014

"I thought this would be too bland, but it's really very good! I paired it with store-bought spring rolls for a fast dinner."

Reviewed Jan. 26, 2012

"this also was good i just used a lil more onion and garlic powder and it was perfect.."

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.