Shrimp Fried Rice

Shrimp Fried Rice

If you follow Afrolems on social media, you would have seen that I posted a video asking people to guess what dish I was making. If you guessed fried rice, you guessed right. I made this shrimp fried rice slightly differently. Not in the Nigerian yellow fried rice way but in the asian almost thai way of making fried rice. The key method to doing this is to use rice that has been already boiled the day before or 2 days before. That way you get the slightly clumped up texture you get when you order thai food.  I used a combination of regular long grain parboiled rice and wild rice. The key to achieving the brownish color of the shrimp fried rice is soy sauce. You can use soy sauce that has less sodium if you are watching your sodium levels and if you can’t find soy sauce, you can use something similar like maggi sauce. You can have this meal on it’s own or pair it with more protein like fish or chicken and a bowl of salad. Hope you enjoy it.

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups of long grain and wild rice combined
  • 1 cup of chopped vegetables (red and green bell peppers, carrots, spring onions)
  • 1 cup of chopped shrimps
  • 1/2 bulb of red onions
  • 2 cloves of garlic chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon of grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons of Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of basil leaves (substitute with scent leaves)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of curry powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 cooking spoon of Olive Oil (substitute with vegetable oil)
Read the whole recipe on Afrolems