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Shrimp Fried Rice 蝦仁蛋炒飯

Please don't let all the steps intimidate you. It's actually a very simple dish to make. Even if you don't follow the recipe step by step, you can still make great fried rice. Just remember to always use day-old rice, warm your oil to fragrance, and season your rice before serving. It will be foolproof. You can also change up the protein and vegetables to create your own mouth-watering dish.

- Yu Tsai


by Yu Tsai
Serves  4
Prep time  10 Min
Cooks in  15 Min
Difficulty  Easy

photo by Yu Tsai

Ingredients

    Ingredients:

    • 2 lbs (900g) boneless and skinless chicken breast or thighs cut into cubes

    Stir Fry Ingredients:

    • 8 shrimp shelled and deveined
    • 2 cups cold, day-old cooked rice
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/2 sweet onion
    • 1 bundle scallions chopped
    • 1/2 cup (118ml) carrots chopped
    • 1 cup (237ml) peas
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 1 tablespoon Chinese rice wine or Shaoxing wine
    • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
    • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
    • pinch or two of white pepper to taste
    • salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions


  1. Crack eggs into a small bowl and beat.
  2. Devein shrimp.
  3. Dice carrots into small cubes, (pre-cut frozen works just fine).
  4. Over medium heat, heat oil in a wok.
  5. Warm garlic and scallions to fragrance.
  6. Add shrimp and toss with garlic and scallions until cooked. Add a pinch of salt and transfer everything out of the wok and set aside.
  7. Add oil into the same wok to cook carrots and onions for 5 minutes.
  8. Add peas and stir continuously to prevent burning for 2 minutes.
  9. Add salt and white pepper.
  10. Combine cooked shrimp back into the wok and mix.
  11. Add wine to the edge of the wok.
  12. Transfer all into a bowl and set aside.
  13. At high heat, add more oil into the wok.
  14. Add beaten eggs and stir fry eggs until cooked.
  15. Add rice and toss until oil coats all the rice.
  16. Add shrimp and veggies back into wok. Mix evenly throughout.
  17. Add black pepper, white pepper, and soy sauce to taste. Soy sauce also adds a bit of color to the stir fry. Add more soy, but less salt, for a deeper color.
  18. Turn off heat and toss in sesame oil.

Serve while it's hot, hot, hot!

Note: To make fried rice, it's always best to use day-old rice. It helps if you dry out the grains so it gives you the chewy texture for perfect fried rice. Make the rice ahead of time and put in the refrigerator or even in the freezer until you are ready to make this delicious dish.

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