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I’ve already made chicken and steak fried rice, so it was only fitting to make shrimp fried rice this time around.  It’s a very filling meal and perfect for those picky eaters since it has protein, carbs and veggies all in one. The slight hints of ginger, paprika and onion are the perfect balance to the plain rice and shrimp.  It’s a winning dish.

Step 1: How to cook rice.

Before testing my hibachi skills on the griddle, I had to cook the rice.  It’s pretty simple, even if you don’t have a rice maker or instapot. You can also use day old leftover rice.

Start with rinsing the rice. This step will help remove excess starch, resulting in grains to separate better when cooked.

Next, in a sauce pan, pour 1.5 cups of dry white rice, 3 cups of water and a little salt.  Let if cook until the water starts to boil.

Turn down to simmer, cover with a lid and let it cook until all the water has evaporated into the rice.  Do not remove lid to peak or stir.  Once the liquid is gone, let it rest for a few minutes and fluff with a fork.

Set aside for 24 hrs.  You can also use any leftover white rice.

 

Cooked White Rice

Dad’s Seasonings

Must have grillin seasonings!

Step 2: Griddle time!

Finally, time to use my Loco griddle.

To get things cooking, clean the shrimp by peeling and deveining the crustacean.  Chop up a white onion, a few carrots, ginger and green onion.

To start, add some olive oil to the griddle and throw on the day old rice first. Separately, next to the rice, add the chopped veggies.  Flip the ingredients separately so they cook on all sides.

Shrimp and Rice on griddle

Once both are warmed up and have some color, mix the rice and veggies together. Pour some soy sauce and sesame oil and continue to mix hibachi style.

Separately, add the shrimp on the griddle.  Season with paprika, garlic and onion powder and flip to get a good sear.

While the shrimp are cooking, in the center of the rice mix, place some cubed butter and eggs.  Scramble the eggs until cooked. 

Finally, add in the cooked shrimp and 1/2 cup of chopped green onion and mix everything together one last time.

Step 3: Let’s get saucy.

For the final drizzle, I put together a Yum Yum sauce.  In a mixing bowl add mayonnaise, ketchup, Tabasco Sriracha, rice vinegar, garlic and onion powder. Whisk it all together and sparsely top your fried rice with the sauce.

Yum Yum sauce ingredients

 

Let me tell you, first time making steak fried rice and it was a hit!  The whole family enjoyed a delicious meal.  And we had lots of leftovers!

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Shrimp Fried Rice

It’s a very filling meal and perfect for those picky eaters since it has protein, carbs and veggies all in one. The slight hints of ginger, paprika and onion are the perfect balance to the plain rice and shrimp.  It’s a winning dish.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 People

Ingredients 

Rice Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups White rice
  • 3 cups Water
  • Pinch of salt

Shrimp Ingredients

  • 1 lb Shrimp
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Onion powder

Fried Rice Ingredients

  • 3 Carrots
  • 1/2 White onion
  • 1/4 cup Green onion
  • 2 tbsp Chopped ginger
  • 2 tbsp Soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp Sesame oil
  • 1/2 stick Unsalted butter
  • 3 Egg

Yum Yum Sauce Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp Ketchup
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha
  • 1 tbsp Rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Onion powder

Instructions 

Rice Instructions

  • Start with rinsing the rice.
  • In a sauce pan, pour 1.5 cups of dry rice, 3 cups of water and a little salt. Let if cook until the water starts to boil.
  • Turn down to simmer, cover with a lid and let it cook until all the water has evaporated into the rice.  Do not remove lid to peak or stir
  • Set aside for 24 hrs.

Fried Rice Instructions

  • Clean shrimp by peeling and deveining the crustacean. 
  • Chop up 1 medium white onion, a few carrots, ginger and green onion.
  • To start, add some olive oil to the griddle and throw on the day old rice first.Separately, next to the rice, add the chopped veggies.  Flip the ingredients separately so they cook on all sides
  • Once both are warmed up and have some color mix the rice and veggies together. Pour some soy sauce and sesame oil and continue to mix hibachi style.
  • Separately, add the shrimp on the griddle.  Season with paprika, garlic and onion powder and flip to get a good sear.
  • While the shrimp are cooking, in the center of rice mix, place some cubed butter and eggs.  Scramble the eggs until cooked. 
  • Finally, add in the cooked shrimp and 1/2 cup of chopped green onion and mix one last time.
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  1. 5 stars
    So flavorful and perfect use of leftover rice! The yum yum sauce is next level. Have tried this with shrimp and steak and both came out great!