Meal prep this seafood Fried Rice from leftover rice, soy sauce, veggies, and your favorite seafood. Try this better than takeout shrimp fried recipe today.
Are you looking for a versatile and budget-friendly dish to help you put those odds and ends in your fridge to good use?
Look no further than this Seafood Fried Rice recipe!
This flavorful meal transforms leftovers into a tasty lunch option and can be customized to suit your dietary preferences, such as using cauliflower rice for a lower-carb version.
If you meal prep brown rice in your rice cooker like we do each week, you already have a wonderful base for this recipe. Learn how to cook brown rice in rice cooker today.
In this blog post, we’ll walk you through simple steps to create a delicious Shrimp Fried Rice that’s a healthier and more satisfying alternative to your takeout cravings.
How to Cook Fried Rice With Shrimp or Prawns
Scroll down to see the complete ingredient list and printable step-by-step instructions.
Shrimp or Prawns
Cooked rice (day-old rice works best)
Frozen mixed vegetables
Optional extras (see below for ideas)
Step 1: Prep Your Ingredients
Gather your ingredients- Shrimp or Prawns, cooked rice (day-old rice works best), frozen mixed vegetables, eggs, soy sauce, cooking oil, and any optional extras (see below for ideas).
If using day-old rice, break up any clumps so that it’s easier to work with in the pan.
Measure your frozen veggies.
Beat the eggs in a small bowl and set them aside.
Step 2: Sauté Your Veggies
Heat some cooking oil in a large pan or wok over medium-high heat.
Add your chopped vegetables to the pan and stir-fry them until they’re tender but still crisp. This should take about 3-4 minutes.
Step 3: Scramble the Eggs
Push the sautéed vegetables to one side of the pan to make space.
Pour the beaten eggs into the empty side of the pan. Allow them to cook without stirring for a few seconds.
Once they start to set, scramble the eggs until fully cooked.
Now, mix the scrambled eggs with the cooked vegetables in the pan.
Step 4: Add Seafood and Rice
Add your cooked shrimp or prawns to the pan with the vegetables and eggs.
Next, add the cooked rice. Stir everything together to combine.
Step 5: Season to Perfection
Drizzle soy sauce over the mixture to add flavor and color. Be sure to taste as you adjust the seasoning to your liking.
If you like a bit of heat, you can also add a dash of sriracha sauce or crushed red pepper flakes.
Seafood Options You Can Try In your Fried Rice
Shrimp: Cooked shrimp adds a delicious seafood flavor and texture to the fried rice.
Crab Meat: Lump crab meat or imitation crab can be flaked into the rice for a sweet and briny taste.
Scallops: Sliced or chopped scallops provide a tender and mildly sweet seafood element.
Mussels: Steamed and shelled mussels can be mixed into the fried rice for a unique taste and texture.
Fish Fillets: Small pieces of white fish, such as tilapia or cod, can be lightly seasoned and pan-fried, then added to the rice.
Lobster: Lobster meat, diced into chunks, offers a luxurious addition to seafood fried rice.
Fish Roe: Roe from fish like salmon or flying fish can be used as a garnish for a burst of salty flavor.
Oysters: Fresh or canned oysters can be chopped and stirred into the fried rice for a unique taste.
Smoked Salmon: Flaked or thinly sliced smoked salmon can add a delightful smoky flavor.
Sardines: Canned sardines can be flaked and mixed into the rice for a strong, savory taste.
Seafood Fried Rice Toppings to Try:
Chopped green onions or chives for freshness
Pineapple chunks for a sweet and tangy twist
Sesame seeds for a crunchy texture
Cashews or peanuts for added crunch and protein.
Yum Yum Sauce
What Goes With Shrimp Fried Rice?
For lunch meal prep, I paired this Shrimp Fried Rice recipe with bags of green grapes and some prepared edamame for a delicious lunch.
Be sure to scroll down for even more meal prep ideas!