I’m guilty of eating bad this week.  I was totally buried on my day job, and had 0 time to cook.  I ate all sorts of junk like pizza, and take out.  I had pork fried rice the other night from a take out place. It was greasy and had no taste, pretty gross.  I finally get sometime to cook tonight after golf.  I made a simple Shrimp Fried Rice.  I used brown rice instead of white rice.  I sprayed a little bit of oil when I fried it.  I used soy beans instead of peas.  I never like peas, I don’t know why.  Soy beans gave extra fiber and protein to the dish.  It was a quick fix meal ready in 20 minutes.  And it was yummy and healthy.  I need a lot of catch up this week since I ate bad last week.

Add carrot, onion, soy beans first
Add shrimp
Add rice
Add an egg in the middle, fold the rice in. Mix it well
Add an egg in the middle, fold the rice in. Mix it well
Easy shrimp fried rice

Ingredients (serves 1 hungry portion or 2 side dishes portions)

  • Cooked brown rice, 2 cups
  • Uncooked shrimp, ½ pound, peeled
  • Carrots, 1
  • Onion, 1 small, chopped
  • Soy bean, 1/2 to 1 cup (I used 1 cup)
  • Egg, 1
  • Scallion, 2 stalk
  • Garlic, 1 clove
  • Chinese cooking wine, 1 Tbsp
  • Oyster sauce, 1 Tbsp
  • White pepper, a dash


  1. Preheat leftover cooked brown rice in the microwave oven for a minute or until it is warm enough.  Put it aside
  2. Chop scallion into dices.  Put it aside.
  3. Cut carrots into cubes.  Put it aside.
  4. Cut onion into dices.   Put it aside.
  5. Finely chop garlic.  Put it aside.
  6. In a large non stick frying pan, spray a little bit of cooking oil to cover the pan.  Use high heat.  Add garlic, onion, carrots and frozen soy beans to the pot.  Stir fry for 2 minutes.  Add Chinese cooking wine.  Let it cook for another minute.
  7. Add shrimp to the pot. Stir well. Let it cook for couple of minutes until it is cooked.
  8. Add rice.  Mix it well with all the ingredients.
  9. Add an egg in the middle.  Fold the rice from the side into the egg.  Mix it well eventually.  Let it cooked for a minute.
  10. Add oyster sauce and a dash of white pepper, mix it well.  Taste it. Add a dash of salt if needed.  Turn off the heat.  Add chopped scallion.  Mix it well.  Serve hot.

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