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posted: 07/07/19

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This Easy Shrimp Fried Rice recipe comes together in about 15 minutes and is sure to be a crowd pleaser. With just a few simple ingredients you can wow your family with shrimp and fried rice.

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I’m proud to be working with Cuisinart to showcase their 360° Griddle Cooking Center! Make this great Shrimp Fried Rice recipe on it as well as a million other dinners!

With summer in full swing, I’m literally looking for any excuse possible to not make my family dinner. I will throw in a frozen pizza, I will order take out, and I will even beg my husband to make something . . . which is usually frozen chicken nuggets. (He has many redeeming qualities, but his skills in the kitchen aren’t on the list.)

Cooking Shrimp Fried Rice Outside

Enter the amazing Cuisinart 360 Griddle Cooking Center! Guys. It turns out if I can be outside in the sunshine and holding a cold drink in my hand, I really don’t mind cooking dinner as much.

There are so many things that I love about the 360° Griddle Cooking Center, but let me just highlight a few for you:

  • It is a full 22-inch diameter cooking top, so unlike a gas grill, everyone can stand around and talk to the person cooking. So much better than cooking at my stove.
  • The 360° Griddle Cooking Center is compact. It has a fold down side and is so neat and small, taking up very little space on my deck. But it still has a great giant surface area for cooking!
  • There is a clean-up tray around it. So the stray rice that got away from me while making this got neatly wiped away without a second thought.
picture of Cuisinart 360 Griddle Cooking Center on a deck with a yard in the background

Given the nice flat griddle surface, the possibilities are endless. The next things I’m making on this (in no particular order) are: quesadillas, pizza, and breakfast sandwiches!

And with the venting lid, I can make great steamed vegetables to go on the side of all of that!

woman cooking shrimp stir fry on a cuisinart 360 griddle cooking center

The 360° Griddle Cooking Center was great for cooking my shrimp fried rice recipe. I love that it didn’t make my house smell like oil, and it was perfect to make out in the gorgeous weather.

How to Make Shrimp Fried Rice

This is a really simple dinner to make. It is done in about 15 minutes. But there are some things that make it easier.

  1. The key to a great shrimp fried rice recipe is a hot cooking surface, with the dual cooking zones of the 360° Griddle Cooking Center, that was easy. You want your oil to smoke before you throw your shrimp on.
  2. Cook your ingredients in batches.  While we all love recipes that you can just throw everything on at once, this recipe really works best when you cook things separately. And guys. Still only 15 minutes.
  3. Use old rice. You want to use left over rice or rice that has dried out, because it will absorb the flavors of this recipe so much better.
  4. Get creative. This is an easy versatile recipe. If you want to throw in more vegetables like corn or broccoli, do it!
hand holding spatula and dishing up shrimp fried rice recipe off a griddle.

Other Recipes that would be Great to Make on the Griddle

These recipes would easily translate to cooking outdoors, making life much more fun in the summer!

If you try me this shrimp fried rice recipe, please leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

small white bowl filled with shrimp fried rice recipe on a cutting board with a cloth napkin next to it
overhead view of bowl of shrimp fried rice recipe on a wood cutting board
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Shrimp Fried Rice Recipe

Serves: 5 people
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Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
This Easy Shrimp Fried Rice recipe comes together in about 15 minutes and is sure to be a crowd pleaser. With just a few simple ingredients you can wow your family with shrimp and fried rice.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 pound raw frozen small salad shrimp thawed according to package instructions
  • 2 medium carrots diced
  • 3 eggs whisked
  • 5 green onions diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 cups rice (cooked, cooled, and refrigerated at least four hours)
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 cup frozen peas

Instructions

  • Heat cooking surface over high heat.
  • Add oil and heat until smoking.
  • Add the shrimp and cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until they have just turned pink. Be careful not to overcook the shrimp. Remove the shrimp and set aside.
  • Add diced carrots, and cook until tender, about five minutes. Remove from the cooking surface and add to the shrimp.
  • Pour the eggs onto the cooking surface. Using a metal spatula, scrape from the outsides to the center, flipping them as you cook them. Cook until just done and remove.
  • At this point you may need to add a little more oil. If you do, add only a teaspoon or two.
  • Add the green onions and garlic to the pan, stirring well. Cook until fragrant, about thirty seconds, making sure not to burn the garlic. Stir in the rice, coating it completely. Add the shrimp, carrots, and eggs back to the rice. Stir in the frozen peas, and soy sauce and cook for another minute until the peas are just thawed.

Notes

Please note that this recipe serves about 5 people. Nutritional information is based on 1 cup of the recipe and the recipe makes 7 cups total.
Serving: 1cup Calories: 247kcal (12%) Carbohydrates: 32g (11%) Protein: 15g (30%) Fat: 7g (11%) Saturated Fat: 1g (6%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g Monounsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 174mg (58%) Sodium: 793mg (34%) Potassium: 139mg (4%) Fiber: 1g (4%) Sugar: 2g (2%) Vitamin A: 3650IU (73%) Vitamin C: 5.8mg (7%) Calcium: 110mg (11%) Iron: 2mg (11%)
Author: Lisa Longley
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
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  1. Sandie Wilson says

    Where is the nutrition value. Only says 1 cup

    • Lisa Longley says

      Sorry about that Sandie! It is there now.

  2. Sandra says

    Instruction number 3 says to cook shrimp until no longer pink.. should that say until it is pink. My raw shrimp are white.
    Dinner was very good!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thank you so much for catching that Sandra and taking the time to come back and tell me!

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