Light Shrimp Fried Rice


This was my first try at homemade fried rice and it was a success! This recipe is super simple, and it’s easy to adjust the size of the recipe to make the correct number of portions. The measurements that I am providing makes two dinner servings.




  • 1 bag of boil-in-bag brown rice
  • 5 oz frozen peas
  • 2 large eggs
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Tbsp Canola oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 Tbsp bottled fresh ginger
  • 6 oz medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp dark sesame oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Dash of crushed red pepper


  1. Cook rice according to package directions. Drain. Remove rice from bag and return to pan. Add peas to pan, stirring well. Cover and keep warm.
  2. Coat a non-stick skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat. Add eggs and cook 1 minute or until set. Remove eggs from pan and coarsely chop.
  3. Return pan to heat. Add canola oil and swirl to coat. Add onions and ginger, sauté 1 minute. Add shrimp to pan, and sauté 2 minutes or until shrimp are done.
  4. Add shrimp mixture and eggs to rice mixture; stir well.
  5. Combine vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, salt, and crushed pepper; stirring well. Drizzle vinegar mixture over rice mixture; stir well. (makes 2 servings)


The Frugality

This two serving recipe only costs about $9.00, or only $4.50 a serving! Order shrimp fried rice at a Chinese restaurant and you’ll pay anywhere between $5.00 to $12.00 for a plate.



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