Better Than Takeout: Shrimp Fried Rice


  • 1 cup long grain rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 large eggs
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 1/3 cup frozen peas
  • 1 lb shrimp
  • 2 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 medium zucchini (sliced)
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce


  1. In a medium sized sauce pan, add 1 cup of uncooked long-grain rice and 2 cups of water. Cook according to package instructions. 
  2. While the rice is cooking, crack 2 large eggs in a bowl and season with a little salt and pepper and beat well with a fork. Lightly spray a frying pan that has been heated over medium heat with cooking spray. Add the eggs and cook for about 1 minute. Flip the egg and cook the other side for 1 minute. Remove from the pan and set aside. 
  3. Microwave 1 1/2 cup of frozen peas and carrots according to package directions. Set aside when done. 
  4. While the peas and carrots are cooking, quickly peel and devein 1 lb. of raw shrimp. Add 1 tbsp. of sesame oil to a pan and heat over medium heat. Add the shrimp and cook 2-3 minutes per side. Remove from the pan and set aside. 
  5. Add 1 tbsp. of sesame oil to the pan and heat over medium heat. Then add 1 small, chopped onion. Cook for about 2 minutes. Then add 1 medium sliced zucchini and cook or an additional 2-3 minutes. Add the cooked rice to the pan and let the rice cook for 1 minute. 
  6. Cut the egg into strips and add to the pan of rice. Add the cooked peas and carrots, and the cooke shrimp along with 1/4 cup of low sodium soy sauce. Gently toss the ingredients allowing for the rice to cooke a little on the bottom for an additional minute. 
  7. Serve 1/4th of the fried rice alongside a large piece of your favorite fruit, topped with a little yogurt. 
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