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Shrimp Fried Rice

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.
  • Makes
    6 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 332 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 236mg cholesterol, 422mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 4g fiber), 21g protein.

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  • Pam
    Nov 28, 2020

    This is delicious if you make it your own. I made the rice in the instant pot with coconut oil added. I used a steamable vegetable mix of broccoli, yellow squash, green beans, carrots. onions and red peppers. I warmed the precooked shrimp in bacon grease and coconut oil. Then, as others have mentioned. added Bragg Liquid Aminos, a lower sodium soy product. It was FANTASTIC!! Made a quality restaurant type meal at home in approximately 30 minutes. Who could ask for more?

  • luv2craftginny
    May 16, 2019

    It is hard to believe that there are some that do not like it, you can add your own flavorings, we put some soy sauce on it before we ate it, it was wonderful, cannot wait to eat more of it.

  • robbiejackson
    Nov 25, 2018

    I liked this, but it didn't have the fried rice flavor I was looking for, so I added a mixture of soy sauce and water to it. Really like that addition; it bumped up the flavor. I liked that it used a bag of mixed veggies, that was perfect in it.

  • pattyfrog
    Oct 26, 2018

    Really? It's a dead dish. Where's the flavor, the pizzazz, the tasre?

  • Lynn
    Jun 17, 2018

    I was so hoping this was going to be a good recipe, however, I was greatly disappointed... It was extremely bland, which I should have expected since there was no seasoning other than salt and pepper. The only thing that gave this some flavor was the bacon... Will not make this recipe again.

  • SuzieQ909
    Jan 2, 2018

    AMAZING FLAVOR!!! So quick to make. I did pre-prep cooking the rice and bacon. I used chicken instead of shrimp only because that was what I had on hand, and precooked it. Whole family loved it. I can hardly wait to try it with the shrimp. It is definitely going on my favorites list!!

  • 2124arizona
    Jul 4, 2017

    We had a school get-together representing different countries around the world. Our country was China so I fixed this fried rice and it went so fast. It was so good!! I'll be fixing this again!!

  • LPHJKitchen
    Feb 25, 2017

    This recipe was easy! It's one of our favorite meals! We decided to omit the bacon and add just a touch of soy sauce to the mixture. It is also great topped with some chopped green onions

  • abashu
    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.

  • KittieCatt
    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?