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Shrimp Fried Rice

Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: fried rice, mixed rice, yakimeshi
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: Nami
Who needs take-out when you can make this quick & tasty wok charred shrimp fried rice at home!


  • 6 shrimps (6 shrimps = 100 g or 3.7 oz) (shelled and deveined)
  • 1 leaf iceberg lettuce (1 leaf = 30 g or 1 oz)
  • 1 green onion/scallion
  • 2 Tbsp neutral flavor oil (vegetable, canola, etc)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil (roasted)
  • 1 tsp sake
  • ¼ tsp salt (kosher or sea salt; use half if using table salt)
  • 2 cups cooked Japanese short grain rice (preferably day-old cold rice)
  • tsp white pepper powder
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp soy sauce


  1. Gather all the ingredients.

    Shrimp Fried Rice Ingredients
  2. If your shrimp is not shelled and deveined, please see How To Devein and Clean Shrimp. Cut shrimp into ½ inch (1.3 cm) pieces.
    Shrimp Fried Rice 1
  3. Cut iceberg lettuce and scallion into small pieces.
    Shrimp Fried Rice 2
  4. Gently whisk the egg in a small bowl.
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  5. Heat wok until surface almost smoking, add the oil and spread it around till it coats the surface evenly. Add the egg and cook over high heat. The egg will not stick to the pan as long as you put enough oil. Quickly mix it with spatula and when it’s 80% cooked, take it out and put on a plate.
    Shrimp Fried Rice 4
  6. In the same wok, add shrimp and then sake and salt. Cook until shrimp change color outside. Inside doesn’t have to be cooked through at this time. Take shrimp out onto the plate.
    Shrimp Fried Rice 5
  7. Add sesame oil and cook scallion, stir until nicely coated with oil.
  8. Add the rice and break up the chunks of rice. Toss the wok and mix well together.
    Shrimp Fried Rice 7
  9. When rice is coated with oil, put the egg and shrimp back in the wok again and toss all together. Add lettuce, white pepper, freshly ground black pepper and soy sauce. Toss the wok frequently and mix it all together. Serve immediately.
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Recipe Notes

Recipe by Namiko Chen of Just One Cookbook. All images and content on this site are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without my permission. If you’d like to share this recipe on your site, please re-write the recipe and link to this post as the original source. Thank you.