Shrimp Fried Rice

Shrimp Fried Rice is the ultimate asian inspired classic! I always order a side of fried rice when I’m at my favorite Chinese spot so it was only natural for me to come up with my own recipe. This shrimp fried rice can easily be the main dish with the overload of succulent shrimp, vibrant vegetables, and fragrant jasmine rice.

If you love my asian inspired recipes, try my Easy Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry and Beef Lo Mein next!

Shrimp Fried Rice chef Kolby Kash

Moreover, my Shrimp Fried Rice is a combination of textures and bold tastes. The juicy shrimp, crisp veggies, and perfectly cooked rice create a harmonious dish that’s quick, easy, and bursting with flavor. Whether it’s a cozy weeknight dinner or a weekend gathering, this recipe is a crowd-pleaser that promises to satisfy your taste buds.

So, if you need an easy weeknight meal that’s fit for the family, this is the recipe for you!


My shrimp fried rice recipe stands out for several reasons, making it an exceptional choice for those seeking a delicious and memorable flavor experience:

  • Asian-Inspired Authenticity: The inclusion of classic Asian ingredients like soy sauce, oyster sauce, and sesame oil, as well as the cooking method using a wok, gives the dish an authentic touch reminiscent of Asian cuisine.
  • Ease of Preparation: The straightforward instructions and readily available ingredients make this recipe approachable for home cooks of all skill levels. The step-by-step process ensures a successful outcome with minimal effort.
  • Satisfying and Filling: The combination of protein from the shrimp and eggs, along with the carbohydrates from the rice, creates a satisfying and filling meal that leaves you content and fulfilled.

In summary, this shrimp fried rice recipe is full of flavors, textures, and versatility that transforms a simple recipe into that food court hero we all know and love. With its well-balanced elements and easy preparation, this recipe is bound to become a staple.

Fried Rice by chef Kolby Kash

Shrimp Fried Rice Ingredients

  • Jasmine Rice:
    • Role: Provides the base and texture for the fried rice.
    • Note: Using cold, day-old rice ensures a better texture as it’s less sticky.
  • Shrimp:
    • Role: Adds a succulent, seafood flavor and protein to the dish.
    • Tip: Ensure shrimp are peeled, deveined, and properly cooked for optimal taste and texture.
  • Eggs:
    • Role: Contributes to the richness and texture of the fried rice, creating delicious egg ribbons.
    • Tip: Scramble eggs separately before adding to the wok for better distribution.
  • Mixed Vegetables (Peas, Carrots, Bean Sprouts, Green Onions):
    • Role: Adds color, flavor, and a variety of textures to the dish.
    • Note: Bean sprouts contribute a delightful crunch, while green onions offer a fresh, aromatic element.
  • Onion and Garlic:
    • Role: Enhance the savory flavor profile of the dish.
  • Soy Sauce:
    • Role: Provides the salty and savory umami flavor.
    • Tip: Adjust the amount based on personal preference.
  • Oyster Sauce:
    • Role: Adds depth, sweetness, and a unique umami flavor to the dish. Balances the saltiness of soy sauce
  • Sesame Oil:
    • Role: Imparts a distinct nutty flavor and aroma to the fried rice. Sesame oil is potent; a small amount goes a long way.
  • Grape Seed Oil:
    • Role: Used for cooking and stir-frying, preventing ingredients from sticking to the wok.
  • Salt and Pepper:
    • Role: Season the dish to taste, enhancing the overall flavor.
    • Tip: Season towards the end to avoid oversalting.
  • Chopped Green Onions (Garnish):
    • Role: Adds a fresh, aromatic finish to the dish.
    • Tip: Garnish just before serving for a burst of color and flavor.
  • Bayou City Seasoning: A blend of spices that elevates the dish with its characteristic warmth and depth.
ingredients for fried rice

How To Make Shrimp Fried Rice

Creating this fried rice is a breeze:

  1. Cook shrimp until pink, then set aside.
  2. Scramble eggs and set aside.
  3. Sauté garlic and onion, add mixed veggies.
  4. Stir in cold rice, soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil.
  5. Add cooked shrimp, scrambled eggs, and green onions.
  6. Season with salt and pepper, garnish, and serve hot.
how to make Shrimp Fried Rice by chef Kolby Kash

Tips and Variations

  1. Firstly, use day-old rice for better texture.
  2. Customize with additional veggies or proteins.
  3. Adjust soy sauce and oyster sauce to taste.
  4. Ensure all ingredients are prepped before starting, as the cooking process is quick.
Fried Rice

Frequently Asked Questions: Shrimp Fried Rice

Q: Can I use frozen shrimp?

A: Yes, ensure they’re thawed and pat them dry before cooking.

Q: Can I make this vegetarian?

A: Absolutely! Skip the shrimp and add tofu or more veggies for a delightful vegetarian version.

Q: How to prevent the rice from sticking?

A: Use cold, day-old rice and ensure it’s well-separated before adding to the wok.

Fried Rice by chef Kolby Kash

Also, Make sure to tag me on Instagram, TikTok, or Facebook when you make this recipe! I want to see your creation and give you a shoutout!

For added flavor, try my Bayou City Seasonings. Hand crafted for a full experience and taste of what’s cooking in my kitchen, you have to try my seasonings! Guaranteed to satisfy your taste buds.

Shrimp Fried Rice chef Kolby Kash

Shrimp Fried Rice

This Shrimp Fried Rice recipe is a quick and flavorful dish that combines succulent shrimp, savory vegetables, and fluffy rice. With the perfect balance of soy sauce, oyster sauce, and sesame oil, each bite is a harmonious blend of savory goodness. This versatile dish is great for a quick weeknight meal or a delicious addition to your Asian-inspired feas
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Chinese
Servings 8 people
Calories 350 kcal


  • 1 Wok or large skillet


  • 4 cups cooked rice preferably cold and leftover
  • 1 lb medium-sized shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 3 eggs lightly beaten
  • 2 cups mixed vegetables peas, carrots, bean sprouts, and chopped green onions
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 3 tbsp grape seed oil divided
  • 1 tbsp Bayou City All Purpose Seasoning
  • 1 tbsp Bayou City Garlic Pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • green onion for garnish


  • Heat 2 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a wok over medium-high heat.Add shrimp, and season with Bayou City All Purpose. Cook for 2-3 minutes until pink. Remove and set aside.
  • In the same wok, add more oil if needed.Pour beaten eggs, scramble until just cooked. (You can remove the eggs and set aside if you think you might overcook, but I just lower the heat)
  • Add remaining oil to the wok.Sauté garlic and onion for 2 minutes.Add mixed vegetables, stir-fry for 3-4 minutes until tender-crisp.
  • Add cold rice to the wok, breaking up clumps. Pour soy sauce, oyster sauce, and sesame oil over rice. Stir well.
  • Add cooked shrimp and remaining seasoning. Mix thoroughly. (add eggs back at this step as well if you set them aside earlier)
  • Fold in chopped green onions.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste
  • Remove from heat and serve hot. Garnish with additional green onions if desired.



  • Customize with additional vegetables or proteins.
  • Use day-old rice for better texture.
  • Adjust soy sauce and oyster sauce according to taste.
  • Ensure all ingredients are prepped before starting, as the cooking process is quick.
Keyword asian fried rice, Easy Asian Cooking, family meals, Homemade Fried Rice, One-Pan Shrimp Meal, quick and easy, seafood,, shrimp fried rice

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