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Thought Free Fried Rice October 21, 2014

Filed under: Kelly — Uncharted @ 11:43 pm
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I figured out why I love to cook so much…it’s prescribed.  There are steps to follow, and I don’t have to think.  After having to think all day long, I really appreciate accomplishing something where it’s not necessary.  The only thinking required is figuring out what I have a taste for.  And with that I will share this recipe so I can be done for the day!

Shrimp Fried Rice by Chungah at Damndelicious.com (this alliteration is perfect)

fried 2Ingredients {with my notes}:

3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoons sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon ginger powder {I used ground ginger…not sure if there is a difference}
1/2 teaspoon white pepper {I didn’t have this so I used black pepper}
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, diced
2 carrots, peeled and grated {I didn’t have carrots on hand so my dish didn’t have carrots}
1/2 cup frozen corn
1/2 cup frozen peas
3 cups cooked rice
2 green onions, sliced


1.  Whisk together the first four ingredients and set aside for now.

2. Heat olive oil at medium heat in a large pan. Add the shrimp, season with salt and pepper and cook them until they are pink which should take about 4 minutes.  Once cooked, scoop these out of the pan and into another bowl.

3.  Now add the garlic and onion to the skillet and cook for about 4 minutes until the onions are translucent.  Stir in carrots {if you have them}, corn, and peas and stir for another 4 minutes until vegetables are tender.

4.  You’ll need to make sure your rice is already cooked {I am in love with Trader Joe’s frozen rice.  It tastes amazing while only taking 3 minutes to make in the micro}, because now you will add it to the pan along with the green onions and soy sauce mixture you whipped up before.  Stir the mixture until it’s heated through.  Finally you can add the already cooked shrimp and you are done!



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