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Shrimp Fried Rice Recipe

Shrimp Fried Rice Recipe

This delectable side 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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 4 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

Directions

  • 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.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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