Cantonese Shrimp Fried Rice

  • By Reshma Seetharam
  • Monday, March 26, 2012 11:27am
  • Life

Here is my improvised version of the Asian fried rice. It is a quick way to whip up a seafood delicacy along with some crunchy, colorful vegetables.

What you need: Serves 4-5

2 cups of shrimp, cleaned and deveined

1 clove finely chopped or minced

1 cup onions chopped lengthwise

3 cups cooked, cold rice

1 cup broccoli stems broken into 1 inch pieces

1 cup carrots cut into rings

1 cup red peppers cut into match sticks

1 Tbsp sesame or vegetable oil

2 Tbsp soy sauce

1/2 tsp paprika or 1 tsp chili garlic sauce

1 tsp vinegar

Salt and pepper to taste

For the marinade:

1 tsp lime juice, salt and pepper to taste

Marinate the cleaned and deveined shrimp in lime juice, salt and pepper. Let it sit for about 15-20 minutes.

On medium high, heat oil in a wok; when it begins to smoke, add in the onions and garlic, saute for a minute. Add the shrimp into it, and let it cook till it turns pink. About 3 to 5 minutes.

Add in the broccoli, carrots and peppers. Pour the soy sauce, paprika,and sprinkle salt and pepper. Saute for a minute on high and then lower it back to medium high.

Add vinegar and then toss the cold rice into it. Stir the mixture evenly until it is heated through.

You may add about 1 tsp of sesame oil in the end and toss it into the rice before it is served. This brings a unique flavor and aroma to the rice. Serve hot, enjoy!

Read more at Myfoodarama.com

Talk to us

More in Life

Caption: A mom’s unpaid labor to her house each week: $300.
My house was clean three weeks ago. Sorry you missed it

Sticker-shock quotes from housecleaning businesses inform a mom just what her labor is worth.

Fine-tune your coping skills for when life gets difficult

Here are four ways to develop healthy ways to deal with the stress that inevitably comes our way.

Krakow’s main square offers a vibrant slice of modern Polish life — and it’s just steps away from a cheap and cheerful milk bar meal.
Poland’s milk bars dish up memories and cheap eats

You can eat well there for just $5, making them perhaps the best legacy of the communist era.

Trainline charges a $43 change fee after train was canceled

When Neale Gonsalves’ train trip from Stockport, England, to London is canceled, he rebooks on another train. But Trainline, his ticket agency, charges him a $43 ticket change fee. Is that allowed?

Ays Garcia in Village Theatre's production of "Cinderella," which closes Jan. 29 in Everett. (Angela Sterling)
Music, theater and more: What’s happening in Snohomish County

Village Theatre’s production of “Cinderella” closes Jan. 29 in Everett.

not for print
Fruit tree season is upon us. Choose wisely

Unlike growing veggies, fruit trees are a long-term investment, so make sure you start out on the right foot.

A snapping sound in her calf muscle sent her to urgent care. What happened next, involved a lot of sitting. (Jennifer Bardsley)
This injury changed me from a ‘human-doing’ to a ‘human-being’

A painful torn calf muscle doesn’t require surgery — just a LOT of rest. So pass the Advil and the TV remote.

The GPP for next Tuesday, January 24th is Galanthus elwesii, commonly called giant snowdrop, and the image credit goes to Richie Steffen.
Great Plant Pick: Giant snowdrops

This bulb flowers early — as in right now. It also rewards gardeners with a honey-like fragrance.

How do we teach our children to be mindful consumers?

A few ground rules, on screen time especially, will help adults raise kids with the capacity to amuse themselves.

Many of those who fought for Irish independence were held or executed in Kilmainham Gaol.
These are a few of Rick Steves’ favorite things to do in Dublin

Visiting Trinity College, Kilmainham Gaol and more in Ireland’s capital city.

With a hurricane on the way, are these tickets now worthless?

Char Collins has to cancel flights from Minneapolis to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, after a hurricane threatens her destination wedding. Will she have to throw away her airline tickets, or can she reuse them?

2023 Lexus IS 500 F SPORT Premium (Lexus)
2023 Lexus IS 500 F SPORT Premium

The 2023 Lexus IS 500 F SPORT Premium is as good as it gets for a luxury sports sedan at a mid-grade price.