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Japanese Fried Rice with Shrimp
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

If you like fried rice, you will love this recipe!

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: easy dinner, japanese fried rice, shrimp, shrimp fried rice
Servings: 4
Calories: 245 kcal
Author: Victoria Giang
  • 1 TBS butter
  • 1/2 tsp grapeseed or safflower oil
  • 1/2 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2 TBS low-sodium tamari or soy sauce
  • 1-1/2 tsps mirin rice wine vinegar
  • 2 whole eggs beaten
  • 1/2 small onion diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 small carrot diced
  • 1 whole scallion chopped
  • 1/2 pound medium or small shrimp shelled and cleaned
  • 2 cups leftover cooked rice
  • Sea salt and ground black pepper to taste
  1. Bring a wok or cast iron skillet to medium-high heat. Have your vegetables prepared and your eggs whisked. When the wok is hot add 1/2 the butter. Pour the eggs in and turn the pan to coat with a single layer of egg, similar to a pancake. Don’t scramble. The eggs will set in about 1-1/2 minutes. Remove the eggs to a cutting board.
  2. Add the grapeseed oil and the rest of the butter to the pan. Place the carrots, scallions, onions, and garlic in the pan. Cook this for approximately 3 minutes.
  3. Turn the heat up a notch and add the shrimp. Toss through quickly. Add the rice and the sesame oil. Toss through again. Then add the tamari and mirin. Cook this for another 3 minutes on high heat. Meanwhile, roll up the flat egg, like a cigar, and slice thinly. Add this to the rice right before serving. Season with a little salt and pepper.
  4. Serve the rice while it is hot.
Nutrition Facts
Japanese Fried Rice with Shrimp
Amount Per Serving
Calories 245 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 232mg77%
Sodium 781mg34%
Potassium 187mg5%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 2785IU56%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 111mg11%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.