Baking the rice on a sheet pan guarantees more of the crispy, crunchy bits that make fried rice the perfect food. For this recipe, the older and drier the rice the better. If you must start with freshly cooked grains, spread them out on a sheet pan to dry out in the refrigerator first.
Toss together the rice, white and light green parts of the sliced scallions, carrots, peas, garlic, ginger, vegetable oil, soy sauce, vinegar and sesame oil in a large bowl until the rice is completely coated. Spread on a sheet pan and bake until the rice begins to toast on the outer edges, about 15 minutes. Toss the rice on the sheet pan using a metal spatula, scraping up any stuck-on pieces. Drizzle the eggs over the rice and nestle in the shrimp. Continue baking until the shrimp and eggs are cooked through, 5 to 10 minutes more. Top with the sesame seeds and reserved dark green scallions and divide among 4 plates. Serve with sriracha on the side.
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