Authentic Chinese Shrimp Fried Rice





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!




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What you do when you crave for Restaurant-style authentic Chinese food - then this authentic Chinese shrimp fried rice is your answer!



So instead of spending so much on outside food I cook this easy Dinner/Lunch and superbly yummy,best under 30 mins Shrimp Fried Rice restaurant style!


If you are a Chinese takeout food lover then try this very easy,delicious and can be put-together under 30 mins BEST FRIED RICE recipe ever. 



This recipe of shrimp fried rice recipe is very easy to put together and will ease out your nightmare of cooking restaurants style food in no time.



Shrimp fried rice tastes amazing when cooked with fresh shrimp instead of frozen ones.



Its time consuming or you are running on the clock time and can't waste time cleaning shrimp so go ahead and use the frozen ones,no harm. I cook many recipes with frozen  shrimp but this time I used fresh shrimp.




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Shrimp fried rice with peas,carrot and scrambled egg




If you like Indo-Chinese/Chinese takeout food then do try these Chinese food recipes:



I love takeout food but that is so much money for so less to protein you will get in a takeout portion. There will be hardly 3 to 4 shrimps in a single portion of fried rice but when you cook at home you will be able to add as much quantity of protein you like.



This recipe is very customizable - add your choice of protein,seafood you like- go for Chicken/Pork/Beef or Squids/Clams/Mussels you like to add.



Also add whatever veggies you have in the refrigerator- use corn kernels,frozen vegetables whatever you have,cauliflower,cabbage,bell peppers- just add what you like and it will be still so amazing.



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Authentic Chinese Shrimp Fried Rice


How To Make Better Than Takeout Authentic Shrimp Fried Rice:




Step1:  Soak the rice at least for an hour and then cook it. Refrigerate rice before using in this recipe. 



Step2:  In a mixing bowl,mix together all the ingredients for the sauce. In a separate bowl whisk eggs,salt,white pepper powder with little rice wine vinegar.




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Step3:  In a pan,add butter and fry the shrimps marinated with salt,black pepper powder and a teaspoon of sauce mix. Cook till shrimp are soft and cooked well. Keep them aside.


Step4:  In the same pan,add little more butter and add the eggs and scramble them into tiny pieces and keep aside.


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Step5:  In the pan,add sesame oil or vegetable oil + butter,add the veggies,toss them till soft,add the rice,shrimp,eggs and sauce mix and cook/toss them on high heat till its well cooked.

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steps to make better than takeout shrimp fried rice



Pro Tips To Make Chinese Fried Rice 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 work 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.


What Are The Ingredients Of Shrimp Fried Rice?



  • Shrimp: Use the best shrimp you  can get your hands on.Fresh one's are best but frozen ones are not any less.Plus using frozen ones will save so much on time and money too.Fresh shrimp are pretty expensive and frozen ones are not that much.For this recipe use small to medium sized shrimps.



  • Eggs:  Scramble eggs on high heat for that extra flavor in this fried rice.



  • Peas,carrots or any veggies you like: I have used frozen peas and carrots chopped.You can use use any veggies you like.Try adding thinly sliced cabbage,sliced green bell pepper.



  • Rice: Try using Jasmine Rice or any rice which cooks well but wont get mushy.You can always try Basmati rice too but do not overcook it.



  • Sauce Mix: Sauce mix is the key to perfect fried rice.May be its Chicken Fried Rice,Egg Fried Rice or any Seafood Fried Rice, sauce mix is the key to get the right fried rice. Here I have mixed Sesame Oil,Brown Sugar,White pepper Powder,Rice Wine Vinegar,Oyster Sauce and soy sauce.

Authentic Chinese Shrimp Fried Rice

Savory Bites Recipes
Published 03/23/2019
Shrimp Fried Rice(Better Than Takeout)
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!

Ingredients

  • 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 Powder)
  • 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 Small Eggs
  • As per need Salt
  • 1/4 tsp White Pepper Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Rice Wine Vinegar
  • Additional:
  • 2 Tbsp Butter,unsalted
  • 1 Tbsp Vegetable Oil / Sesame Oil
  • 1 tsp Ginger,minced
  • 1 tsp Garlic,minced
  • 1 Small Red Onion,chopped
  • 1 Cup Frozen Green Peas and Carrot
  • As per need Salt
  • 1 Scallion / Spring Onion,greens chopped

Instructions

  1. Soak rice before cooking atleast for an hour.
    Cook rice night before the fried rice to be prepared and refrigerate it.
  2. In a bowl mix ingredients to make sauce mix.
    In another bowl whisk eggs,salt,pepper powder and rice wine vinegar.
    Marinate shrimp with salt,pepper powder and sauce mix.
  3. In a pan,add 1 Tbsp Butter,add the shrimp and cook till pink and cooked. Keep aside.
  4. In the same pan add the eggs and scramble to make tiny pieces.
    Keep aside.
  5. 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.
  6. If the rice is cold and formed lumps due to refrigeration then lightly break the lumps without breaking rice.
    Add the sauce mix and mix well.
  7. On high heat toss well till rice is cooked well along with rest of the ingredients.
  8. 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!
Yield: 3 Servings
Prep Time: 00:10:00 mins.
Cook time: 00:20:00 mins.
Total time: 30 mins.
Tags: shrimp fried rice,chinese takeout

Recipe Notes:

  • 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 work 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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FAQ's


Can I refrigerate The Leftover Shrimp Fried Rice?


Yes of course! Just refrigerate in a bowl/container and reheat in microwave as and when you want to use it.

Do not refrigerate for more than 3 days as there are chances of rice getting spoiled.




What Rice Is Best For Fried Rice?


The ideal rice to use to make fried rice is Jasmine Rice but you can still find Basmati Long Grain Rice in Asian stores,which works equally well for Chinese fried rice recipe.




Can I Freeze The Shrimp Fried Rice?


Yes! Store the leftover shrimp fried rice in Ziploc bags or airtight containers and freeze up-to 1 month. 


When you need to serve it first thaw it in refrigerator section and then heat it in a wok/skillet or microwave till its hot,then slightly cool it and serve.


Try skipping the egg in the fried rice when freezing it.Always add in some scrambled egg when you want to reheat it.



Can I Freeze Fried Rice With Egg In It?


Its better to leave out egg when freezing the fried rice as egg might not be tasting great when frozen and reheated.


You can always add scrambled egg or stir fry some egg and add to it when you reheat it.



What Is The Best Oil To Use For Fried Rice?


Most Chinese recipes taste great with Sesame Oil or Peanut Oil but in fried rice Butter is the star so use Butter when making fried rice.





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2 comments

  1. Please consider exchanging the recipe's suggested rice vinegar for genuine Chinese Shaoxing (alt: Shaosing) rice wine. Much like western cooking sherry, the lower grades are marginally passable (despite their being salted). A few extra dollars will gain much in the way of flavor and moving to an unsalted, drinking-grade quality yields restaurant level results. Shaoxing is the proper ingredient for which sherry is substituted in myriad westernized Chinese recipes (much like ham for char siu pork).

    Otherwise, your ingredients list is quite good (although some purists might argue about using butter instead of peanut oil). The white pepper is inspired and marinating the shrimp proved rather savory, regardless of it coloring the seafood a bit (less marinating time may abate that). I slowly worked in the remaining marinade and found that it worked well.

    My preference tends toward a little more scallion, both incorporated into the dish and as a garnish. Carrying on with that same minor variation, using a large shallot keeps the onion note in check. Any desired heat or extra spice can be obtained by adding several drops of La Yu or Mongolian fire oil (in addition to, or adjusted against, the unseasoned sesame oil used for frying).

    Ensure that this particular condiment contains only toasted sesame oil and chilies (although some now boast oleoresin of peppers or paprika extract for color). Beware, as many of the less expensive off-brands are diluted with cottonseed or soybean oil. Incidentally, this is what really belongs on the table instead of that hopeless, oleaginous glop of seeds and pepper skins which Chinese establishments regularly fob off as some sort of seasoning. Think: French Dijon versus yellow deli mustard.

    Try working with shelled English garden peas and—if using the freshest shrimp—diced, peeled baby carrots (worth the exorbitant price for their ambrosial sweetness). This will deliver stellar results whenever your mother in-law visits.

    I've seen oyster sauce recommend in other credible recipes and it's well worth a try. Do not miss sampling the Lee Kum Kee brand of "premium oyster flavored sauce". While it contains a trace of MSG and costs a bit more, it is the Champagne of all commercially available oyster sauces. Look for the label's elaborate, gilt illustration and be sure to top steamed gai lan (or broccolini) with it to accessorize your at-home dim sum parlor.

    As to final plating and presentation: Consider dropping a generous pinch of finely chopped scallion into the bottom center of a small to medium-sized (very lightly oiled and pre-warmed) bowl. Gently pack the finished fried rice into this dish and mound it slightly above the rim.

    Cover it with your presentation plate and then quickly invert both. Rap the bowl's underside with a wooden spoon and lift it away to free up the shaped mound. This results in a charming dome of steaming fried rice cunningly crowned with that cute, form-fitting dollop of minced spring onions.

    Finally, when peeling this recipe’s shrimp, separate the legs from any shells and make some “Tokyo popcorn” appetizer. In a small pan, use a pat of salted butter to fry the prawn legs until bright pink and crunchy. It is better to over-crisp them than leave any excess moisture as that strong crustacean undertone detracts from the final taste.

    Fans of Japanese cuisine will recognize a similarly delightful counterpoint of texture and flavor that is found in the classic sushi morsel, ama ebi (i.e., sweet shrimp accompanied by the deep-fried head). Toasty chitinous shell notes in this amuse bouche are accented with a few finishing drops of sesame chili oil before service. After draining on paper, heap tiny mounds in miniature ramekins or empty clam shells (for a maritime theme).

    — Christopher Stanton

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