Today Recipes | Japanese Shrimp Fried Rice Recipe – Delicious! Absolutely delicious and easy to prepare. Very flavorful!! The only thing I would do different is add more shrimp and use less soy sauce…it was a little salty for my taste.. Enjoy!
Japanese Shrimp Fried Rice Recipe
Preparation time Cook time
15 Minutes 15 Minutes
- 4 cups cold white or brown rice
- 2 eggs, scrambled and diced
- 1 cup peas
- 2 tbs. carrots, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup onions, diced
- Other vegetables such as corn, edamame, and peppers, as desired
- 1 1/2 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp soy sauce or oyster sauce
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Meat or tofu (optional)
- Other seasonings to taste
- Cook 4 cups white or brown rice. Rice generally requires a 2:1 water to rice ratio. The duration of cooking the rice depends on whether the rice is brown or white and long or short grain. Most rice cooking consists of boiling the water, adding the rice, and then simmering without stirring for between 20-40 minutes, depending on the kind of rice. Consult the rice packaging for specific cooking instructions.
- Refrigerate the rice. Chilled rice fries better than warm rice. It is best to make the rice a day ahead of time, but if you cannot do that, then allowing it to cool for several hours will suffice.
- Chop the vegetables. Because fried rice cooks very quickly over high heat, it is best to prepare all of the vegetables ahead of time. You may want to group vegetables together in bowls based on how long they cook. For example, you could group onion, garlic, and carrots together, peas and edamame together, and spices and sauces together.
- Scramble the eggs. Pre-scramble the two eggs in a small pan over medium heat then remove them from the heat and chop them into small pieces. You will add them to the fried rice towards the end of the process, but it is easier if this step is done before you start cooking the other ingredients.
- Cook any meat that you wish to include. A variety of protein sources such as chicken, pork loin, ham, beef, or shrimp can be included in the fried rice. It is best to cook the meat ahead of time to ensure that it reaches the proper internal temperature before tossing it in with the fried rice. Dice the meat before or after cooking it so that it is ready to add to the rice.
- Heat the wok or pan. The cooking surface needs to be very hot before you begin cooking. It is best to use high or medium-high heat, depending on your heat source and cooking surface.
- Add the butter or (if you don’t have butter) oil. While some recipes suggest using oil, most hibachi restaurants use butter, and many people who have experimented with different oils at home have found that butter produces the most authentic tasting rice. Heat the butter until it is melted, but before it browns.
- Sautee the onions, carrots, and garlic. Spread the vegetables around the pan so that they cook evenly. Continue to sauté for several minutes, until the onions begin to turn transparent.
- Add the other vegetables. Add peas, edamame, corn, and any other vegetables you wish to add to the fried rice. You may consider peppers, mushrooms, broccoli, zucchini, squash, or a leafy green such as kale or spinach for a healthy twist. Cook for several minutes, until harder vegetables begin to soften.
- Brown the rice and vegetables. Cook until the rice turns an even golden-brown color. Be sure to stir frequently and try not to make the mixture too thick by putting too much in the pan at one time.
- Add the protein and spices. When the rice has browned nicely and the vegetables are done, add in the salt, pepper, spices, chopped, cooked egg, and the cooked meat(s). Continue stirring while the ingredients re-heat and the flavors blend together.
- Drizzle with sesame oil and sauces. Drizzle with sesame oil and other sauces such as soy sauce or oyster sauce. These sauces are meant to be added after cooking and should be added just as the meal is removed from the heat.
- Serve while hot. Serve while the rice is still hot. If reheating leftovers is necessary, be sure to do so in the pan or wok, not in the microwave.
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