No need to pick up carry out when you are looking for fried rice, this recipe is a healthier version using frozen shrimp, vegetables and fried brown rice. You have have all of these ingredients on hand in your freezer and put together a tasty dinner in minutes and most important of all, this is a healthy version of traditional fried rice.

We are big fans of Trader Joes because we have several locations near our offices in Maryland.  So next time you are in Trader Joes, stock up on some frozen shrimp, frozen stir-fry vegetables (they have a few varieties) and even frozen brown rice which cooks in 3 minutes.  If you would rather go to your local grocery store, you should be able to also pick up some frozen shrimp (or even fresh shrimp), fresh or frozen vegetables and ready to serve rice packets that heat up in the microwave in 90 seconds.  We love to find and share our cooking tips and tricks with you to help you get a healthy dinner on the table in minutes.

If you are looking for additional healthy versions of take out foods, make sure to look at these popular recipes:

Shrimp Fried Rice

Shrimp is one of our favorite proteins, especially when quick meals need to happen. Keep it on hand in the freezer because it thaws so quickly under cold running water! Use frozen veggies and frozen brown rice (microwave right in the bag) and it could not get easier!
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Asian, Seafood
Keyword: Budget-friendly, Easy, Fall, High protein, Lean protein, Make ahead, Meal prep, Quick, Spicy, Whole grain, Winter
Cooking Method: One Dish Meals
Condition: Diabetes, Nut Free, PCOS
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • cooking spray
  • 2 egg
  • 1 lb shrimp peeled and deveined; thawed if frozen
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 cup broccoli
  • 1/2 cup corn
  • 1/2 cup peas
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce low sodium
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 cups brown rice cooked
  • sriracha optional

Instructions

  • Heat a wok or a large frying pan over medium heat. Spray with cooking spray. Whisk eggs in a bowl, and add to frying pan. Fry until cooked through, stirring frequently, then remove from pan. Set aside.
  • Add shrimp to pan, cook until shrimp are pink. Season with salt and pepper, remove from pan, set aside.
  • Add vegetable oil, broccoli, corn and peas. Cook until tender. Add rice to pan, stir until heated through. Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and soy sauce. Mix well. Add shrimp and eggs back into the pan. Stir well and serve immediately. Drizzle with sriracha if desired.

Notes

Photo by Kaitlin Eckstein

Nutrition

Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 11g | Sodium: 856mg | Potassium: 317mg | Fiber: 3g

Please let us know what you think of our shrimp fried brown rice recipe!

Please note:

Nutrition info is an estimate and may contain errors.

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