Shrimp Un-Fried Rice

Shrimp Un-Fried Rice from Weelicious

We’re just a few weeks into the beginning of the year and I’ve got healthy meals on top of my mind (not a surprise, since that’s generally where my culinary thought process revolves). I’ve been trying to focus on lean proteins, nutritious carbohydrates and of course tons of veggies when feeding our family.

Shrimp Un-Fried Rice from Weelicious

Kenya is a big time brown rice lover, so we keep a bowl of it in the fridge at all times. I figure that if I keep a few cooked foods on hand at all times then I’ve got a meal minutes away on those busy nights. One of my favorite convenience foods are frozen wile shrimp from Trader Joe's. I just run water over them to defrost and voila, within minutes I can sauté up this delectable dish of Shrimp Un-Fried Rice. With just a few other staple ingredients on hand like eggs, soy sauce, frozen edamame and sesame seeds I can transform Kenya’s beloved brown rice into a dish that has more then just a little pizzaz.

Shrimp Un-Fried Rice from Weelicious

I call this totally simple and delicious dish "Un-Fried Rice" because while it is still technically fried, unlike most Chinese food restaurants which cook their fried rice in tons of oil, this recipe uses the bare minimum to add plenty of flavor while keeping the dish lean and mean.

Shrimp Un-Fried Rice from Weelicious

Shrimp Un-Fried Rice from Weelicious

Shrimp Un-Fried Rice from Weelicious

Shrimp Un-Fried Rice from Weelicious

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Shrimp Un-Fried Rice (serves 4 )

Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 10 mins

nut free

dairy free

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 4 large eggs, whisked
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup shelled Edamame
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 cups cooked brown rice
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon diced scallions

Preparation

1. Heat 1 teaspoon of the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the whisked eggs and cook for 1 minute stirring to make scrambled eggs, then remove to a plate.

2. Heat the remaining 2 teaspoons oil, add the red bell peppers and cook 3-4 minutes, until soft. Add the edamame and garlic and cook 1 more minute.

3. Add the shrimp and salt and cook 3 minutes, until they are bright pink.

4. Add the cooked eggs, rice, soy sauce and sesame seeds and cook 2 minutes, just until heated through.

5. Top with the scallions and serve.

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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12 comments

  • Liz

    Thank you for the nice recipe and have a great weekend!

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  • Diane

    When I print out the recipe - full page, instead of just printing out the one page shown, it printed out 4 full pages (with 9 pictures - 15 of the same bowls of rice). This is really a big waste of paper - it should only
    print out the one page. Please fix. thanks.

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    • Catherine McCord

      We will check on that and work out a fix! For now, you could tell your printer to print only the page that the recipe is on! :)

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  • Gaby

    This looks even better than take out, great recipe!

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  • Rita

    Good recipe. Not to nitpick, but using less oil is what Chinese families do at home for fried rice. Only Chinese takeout places make their fried rice drenched in oil - but it's a bit like comparing Taco Bell to real Mexican food... Still glad that the recipe raises the profile of a meal that's easy to make and can be healthy!

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    • Catherine McCord

      Solid point Rita! Thanks for your input :)

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  • Kelly

    When do you add the eggs back in? With the rice?

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    • Catherine McCord

      Yes! With the rice! Thanks for catching that!

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  • Kim Beaulieu

    This looks fabulous. I may have to try it, but unfortunately would have swap the shrimp. Allergies. Boo hiss. Love the idea of an un-fried rice though.

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  • Joni

    where did you find the cool kid friendly chopsticks pictured in this recipe???

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  • Claire

    I love healthy, quick family meal recipes! Thank you!

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  • LL

    The butcher gave me the wrong kind of shrimp than I asked for, so I was left to peel and devein it myself. I was so disgusted by this that I ended up making this vegetarian! LOL I'm ashamed I will gladly eat shrimp but apparently not if I have to prepare it myself--now I'm rethinking quite a bit! Anyways, I'm not sure how much more the shrimp could have even added to this dish, as I found it just okay..... =| Very little depth of flavor, just tasted like soy sauce drenched food. Idk =\

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