Shrimp Fried Rice

Total Time:
40 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
30 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons dry white vermouth or white wine
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chopped scallions
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 3/4 pound cooked and peeled medium shrimp, chopped
  • 4 cups cooked long grain white rice, recipe follows
  • 2 large eggs, beaten lightly
  • 1 package defrosted frozen peas
  • Cooked Rice:
  • 1 1/3 cups long grain rice
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons butter
  • Salt
Directions
  • In a small bowl, stir together broth, vermouth, soy sauce, and sesame oil.

  • In a large skillet heat vegetable oil over moderately high heat until very hot. Add scallions, gingerroot, and shrimp, cook for 1 minute, and transfer to a platter. Add rice and cook until crispy. Add everything back to the pan, add the eggs, and cook until scrambled. Add the peas and cook, stirring for 2 to 3 minutes or until crispy. Add broth mixture and stir to mix well.

Cooked Rice:
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. When it comes to a boil, add salt and then rice. Stir and then boil for 15 minutes or until just cooked. Drain, toss with butter, season with salt and pepper, to taste, and serve.

  • Cook's note: 1 cup raw equals 3 cups cooked.

  • Yield: 4 cups cooked rice


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