Thursday, March 1, 2012

Shrimp Fried Rice with Sesame Oil


Love homemade fried rice! Such a great way to use up leftover vegetables and it couldn’t be easier. I posted my original fried rice recipe here. When my House of Tsang package arrived (disclaimer: I received these products for free), I was excited to see the package contained sesame oil (which I had never used before). I decided to revamp my fried rice a bit and add the oil.


Easy Shrimp Fried Rice with Sesame Oil:


  • 1 bag of Success 10 minute brown rice, cooked according to package directions
  • 1/2 lb of shrimp, boiled/cooked through
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 egg + 1 egg white
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas, defrosted
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn, defrosted
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • Desired quantity soy sauce (I used House of Tsang Ginger Flavored Soy Sauce)



Add oil and garlic to a wok or frying pan. Cook over medium heat for 1-2 minutes. Add egg & egg white, scramble and cook through. Add cooked rice, shrimp, peas and corn and cook for ~ 5 minutes. Remove from heat and toss in sesame oil and desired amount of soy sauce.


The outcome is so yummy! The sesame oil really adds that special something! Yum!! Have you used sesame oil before?


Stephanie@cookinfanatic said...

I love homemade fried rice too, your version w the shrimp looks super tasty! I've never cooked w sesame oil but my mom swears by it, says it gives the best flavor!

Kerr said...

I love sesame oil. I put it on noodles with some red pepper flakes and its a meal!

Aggie said...

I really love sesame oil. I haven't used it for a long time but try to remember to add to any Asian noodle or rice dish. Sometimes I use a little for stir fry veggies too. That shrimp fried rice looks perfect, and so much better for you than takeout!! I always love how you come up with such yummy dinners.

Aggie said...

That sounds perfect!!