Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Shrimp Fried Rice

This was a nice weeknight meal. I don’t like to do chicken, chicken, chicken all the time for dinner, and we don’t eat a lot of red meat. So I went in search of a good seafood meal. I found this recipe for Shrimp Fried Rice, and it’s funny, it’s like I didn’t even know I was craving it until I saw this recipe. It’s much much healthier for you than getting chinese takeout, and doesn’t take that long to prepare. Just be sure and watch your portions, because this meal serves 6, and it can be easy to overeat on something this yummy! I served ours with frozen egg rolls, something else I began to crave once I began thinking of the fried rice! The Boy was very excited to see this meal. He actually asked “Is this healthy?!?”. He said it was a good thing I cooked it, he had been eyeing the chinese place across the street from us, so this kept him from going!


Shrimp Fried Rice


3 (3 1/2-ounce) bags boil-in-bag long-grain rice (I used brown rice)
1 (10-ounce) package frozen green peas
Cooking spray
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 cup chopped green onions
1 tablespoon bottled ground fresh ginger (I used fresh ginger)
12 ounces medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
Dash of crushed red pepper


Cook rice according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain. Remove rice from bags, and return to pan. Add peas to the pan, stirring well. Cover and keep warm.

Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add eggs to pan; cook 1 minute or until set. Remove eggs from pan; coarsely chop. Return pan to heat; add canola oil to pan. Add onions and ginger to pan; sauté 1 minute. Add shrimp to pan; sauté 2 minutes or until shrimp are done.

Add shrimp mixture and eggs to rice mixture; stir well. Combine vinegar and the remaining ingredients, stirring well. Drizzle vinegar mixture over rice mixture; stir well.

Calories:392 (15% from fat); Fat:6.7g (sat 1.1g,mono 2.8g,poly 1.9g); Protein:19.3g; Carbohydrate:61.9g; Fiber:3.2g; Cholesterol:155mg; Iron:4.9mg; Sodium:478mg; Calcium:67mg

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