shrimp fried rice

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are you searching for a better than a restaurant fried rice dish?  if so, here is the one for you.  of course, this one can be made with chicken, pork, shrimp, or just with egg for a vegetarian fried rice side dish.  i tore this recipe from a magazine, and there is no credit at the bottom of the page.  so, forgive me for not knowing where the recipe was sourced.  it is an excellent recipe and one that i would highly recommend.  i have a large Cuisinart stove top wok, which works perfectly when preparing this dish.  the recipe will make at least 6 to 8 servings, and many more if served alongside another Asian inspired dish.

to make the fried rice:

prepare these ingredients in advance:  4 tablespoons light soy sauce, divided into 2 tablespoons each.  1 pound of 26-30 sized shrimp-peeled and deveined, vegetable oil, 2 large eggs, 1 cup shredded carrots, 1/2 cup minced green onion, about 4 cups of white rice-chilled, oyster sauce,  and 1 cup frozen peas-thawed.  it is very important to have the rice pre-cooked and chilled prior to even starting this recipe.  i also added fresh broccoli florets.

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next, in a medium sized bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of soy sauce with the cleaned shrimp. allow to marinate for about 10 minutes.  next,in the stove-top wok, add one tablespoon oil and heat. cook eggs and remove pieces and set aside for later. next, add shrimp and cook until the shrimp are pink.  remove from the pan and set aside.

add 2 tablespoons oil to the wok, and heat.  add carrots, green onion, and broccoli.  cook, add rice, and cook for at least 5-7 more minutes until heated through.  stir in peas and cook to warm.

to finish the dish, add 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 2 teaspoons oyster sauce, the eggs, and the shrimp.

heat through and serve with egg rolls or other Asian inspired dishes.

this recipe is better than any restaurant and very easy to prepare.  the longest time required is to assemble the ingredients for preparation. the dish comes together very nicely on the stove-top, and the wok is the way to go for a large mixing surface.

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