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  • Writer's pictureAmanda Davis

Shrimp Fried Rice – It’s not that bad for you

Instinctually, when most people hear “fried” in the name of a dish, they think it’ll be unhealthy and horribly bad for you.  Normally, we also think of Americanized Chinese food as unhealthy as well.  This “fried” is a little bit different.  The Jasmine rice is incredible, the soy sauce is not overwhelming.  I’ve never cooked with (or even consciously seen) fish sauce, so I was ready to see what this stuff was all about. Really, it’s not as intimidating as one would think.  It’s relatively similar to soy sauce, honestly.

Shrimp Fried Rice Makes 4 servings – 262 calories each

Ingredients 8 oz. raw shrimp, peeled and deveined 3 cups jasmine rice, cooked (1 cup uncooked) 1/2 large onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 green onions, chopped 2 egg whites 1 whole egg 1 tomato, diced 4 tsp olive oil

4 tsp soy sauce 2 tsp fish sauce salt and pepper

Preparation Cook rice ahead of time so that it is ready when you are ready to work on the rest of the dish.

Heat wok or large skillet on high.  When wok or skillet is hot, add 2 tsp oil.  When oil is hot, add raw shrimp and season with salt and pepper.  Saute shrimp until it is cooked through.  Remove shrimp from pan and set aside.

Immediately add eggs and scramble until cooked, then remove and set aside.

Add remaining oil to wok or skillet and ad onion, green onions and garlic and saute until onion is softened.  Add tomatoes and all of the rice and stir.  Add soy sauce and fish sauce and mix everything together.  Continue stirring rice for several minutes and then add egg and shrimp back into wok or skillet.  Stir another 30 seconds and serve immediately.

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