This recipe is healthier and less greasy than take-out fried rice. It offers an easy, one-skillet meal that can be ready in 20 minutes. this is a great mix of proteins (eggs and shrimp) as well as a fun way to sneak in as many veggies as you think your kids will stand for dinner! Using a rice cooker to make the rice ahead of time keeps this down to 20 minutes or less prep time.
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil (or vegetable oil, etc.)
- 1 pound fresh or frozen shrimp, cleaned
- 1 cup frozen peas and diced carrots blend (straight from the freezer)
- 1/2 cup corn (straight from the freezer)
- 2 to 3 garlic cloves, finely minced or pressed
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger or fresh ginger to taste
- 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 4 cups cooked rice (white or brown on preference)
- 3 green onions, trimmed and sliced into thin rounds
- 3 to 4 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
- Optional based on taste and diet (1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 tsp fresh ground black pepper, 1 Tbs. brown sugar)
- Add oil to a large non-stick skillet or wok, add the oils, shrimp, and cook over medium-high heat for about 3 minutes, flipping halfway through. Cooking time will vary based on size of shrimp, don’t overcook. Remove shrimp with a slotted spoon (allow oils and cooking juices to remain in skillet) and place shrimp on a plate; set aside. Season with pepper or spices as desired.
- Add the garlic, ginger, and cook for 1 minute, stir intermittently.
- Add the peas, carrots, corn, and cook for about 2 minutes, or until vegetables begin to soften, stir intermittently.
- Push vegetables to one side of the skillet, add the eggs to the other side, and cook to scramble, stirring as necessary. Also, don’t overcook!
- Add the shrimp, rice, green onions, drizzle with soy sauce, season with salt and pepper, and stir to combine. Cook for about 2 minutes, or until shrimp is reheated through. Recipe is best warm and fresh from stove of course! It also makes a great leftover.
Add-ons: sneak in kid friendly veggies like squash, green beans or other things you think your kid would like, especially if they don’t “know” it is in the yummy rice dish.