Authentic Chinese Shrimp Fried Rice

Prep time: 10 minutes + over night
Cook time: 20 minutes + 25 minutes for rice
Total time: 30 minutes + additional for prep
Servings: 4
Cuisine: Chinese
Recipe Info

If you are looking to make Chinese takeout menu then this recipe of authentic Chinese shrimp fried rice is easy to put together and under 30 mins you will get better than takeout ,restaurant-style shrimp fried rice! Loaded with shrimp,peas,carrots,and flavorful sauces,makes your lunch/dinner sorted in no time – this shrimp fried rice recipe is the so close to the favorite takeout dish.This easy shrimp fried rice is the best and easy shrimp and rice recipe to try next.Dinner fix under 30 mins with this recipe of shrimp fried rice recipe Chinese style!

4 Cup,Cooked Rice(Jasmine/Basmati), refrigerated
1 Cup Small/Medium Shrimp, cleaned, deveined (marinated with 1 tsp Sauce Mix + salt + 1/4 tsp White Pepper)
Optional: switch up the shrimp for chicken, turkey, pork, beef or leave it out altogether! Add extra veggies for veggie fried rice!
For Sauce Mix:
1 tsp Brown Sugar
1 tsp Sesame Oil
1 tsp Oyster Sauce
2 tsp Rice Wine Vinegar
2 Tbsp Dark Soy Sauce
1 tsp Water
1/4 tsp White Pepper Powder
For Scrambled Eggs:
2 Eggs
Salt to taste
1/4 tsp White Pepper
½ tsp Rice Wine Vinegar
2 Tbsp Butter, unsalted
1 Tbsp Vegetable Oil / Sesame Oil
1 tsp Ginger, minced
2 cloves Garlic, minced
1 medium Onion, chopped
1 Cup Frozen Green Peas and Carrot
Optional: Add additional veggies such as green beans, corn, bell peppers, ½ cup each, whatever you like in your fried rice!
Salt to taste
2 Scallion / Spring Onion, greens chopped

Soak rice before cooking at least for an hour. Cook rice night before the fried rice is to be prepared and refrigerate it. In a small bowl, mix ingredients to make sauce mix. In another bowl, whisk eggs, salt, pepper, and rice wine vinegar. Marinate shrimp with salt, pepper powder and sauce mix. In a large non stick frying pan or wok, add 1 Tbsp Butter, add the shrimp and cook till pink and cooked. Set aside. In the same pan add the eggs and scramble to make tiny pieces. Set aside. In the same pan, add another 1 Tbsp Butter, and Vegetable Oil / Sesame Oil, add the ginger and garlic, and toss till they are fragrant. Add the onion and vegetables and cook till soft. Add the rice, shrimp, eggs and mix well. If the rice is cold, and has formed lumps due to refrigeration, then lightly break the lumps without breaking rice. Add the sauce mix and mix well. On high heat, toss well till rice is heated through, along with rest of the ingredients. Sprinkle some water over rice, cover and cook for some time. Finally add some more oil, if you need, and top with spring onion greens. Serve!

Pro Tips To Make Chinese Fried Rice just like Restaurant Style:
– Use cold rice. Preferably cook the rice the night before, when you plan to cook the fried rice. If the refrigerated rice is hardened to form lumps, then just break the rice lumps lightly, with hands before using it in the recipe.
– Always cook vegetables on high heat, in a wok, or any kind of deep pan would work, but make sure you have applied oil to it well, or else rice will stick to it.
– Cook on high heat. To get the smoky flavor in the fried rice, just like from restaurants, toss the rice always on high heat.
– Cook each ingredient separately. You have to cook each ingredient separately. Cook shrimp separately, eggs separately, veggies separately, and finally add them all together.
– Toss. You have to toss everything well, do not stir, as they will mix up, and become mushy.
– Butter. Butter is the most important ingredient in making restaurant style fried rice. Butter is the ingredient that gives fried rice its taste of perfect takeout menu dish.

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