Crispy Shrimp Fried Rice

This crispy shrimp fried rice is the perfect busy weeknight meal. Crispy baked shrimp mixed together with a homemade vegetable and egg filled fried rice. Plus it’s ready in just 20 minutes! How easy is that?

This crispy shrimp fried rice is the perfect busy weeknight meal. Crispy baked shrimp mixed together with a homemade vegetable and egg filled fried rice. Plus it's ready in just 20 minutes! How easy is that?

This post is sponsored by Gorton’s Seafood. As always all opinions are 100% my own.

Art and I started a new nighttime show – Home Improvement. I happened to notice Hulu has a whole “TGIF lineup” thing. Basically, that means all the 90’s shows I watched on a Friday night are all available for my binging purposes. It was hard to pick the show to watch BUT I needed a little Tool Time in my life. Plus, it’s got JTT and I remember having a big crush on him when I was growing up.

For real. I was cutting his picture out of TigerBeat Magazine and plastering them all over my wall like it was wallpaper. I also had a poster of Patrick Swayze hanging on my wall. I mean – come on now. He was sooooooooo cute!

This crispy shrimp fried rice is the perfect busy weeknight meal. Crispy baked shrimp mixed together with a homemade vegetable and egg filled fried rice. Plus it's ready in just 20 minutes! How easy is that?

However, the downside of starting a new show with Art is that I can’t watch it during the day while I’m at home working. So that means he gets home and I’m “let’s hurry up and eat so we can watch more of our show.”

Which really means I’m rushing to throw together dinner so I can do my nightly relaxation. Aka: the time of the night where I don’t have to do a dang thing but eat my dinner and watch my shows. 

#yolo? 

This crispy shrimp fried rice is the perfect busy weeknight meal. Crispy baked shrimp mixed together with a homemade vegetable and egg filled fried rice. Plus it's ready in just 20 minutes! How easy is that?

But for real that is where meals like this crispy shrimp fried rice come into play. It’s so easy to make and ready in just 25 minutes. Seriously, 25 MINUTES! That is faster than picking up the phone, calling for takeout and impatiently waiting. Plus it’s a quick and easy cleanup with only 1 pan for the Gorton’s popcorn shrimp and 1 pan for the fried rice. Easy cleanup is basically my dream come true. 

I have worked with Gorton’s a few times this year (did you catch my easy fish tacos with citrus Greek yogurt slaw or my Asian shrimp po boy sandwich?) and are still crushing hard on their products. I actually grew up eating a lot of Gorton’s products so it’s nice to know that this delicious fresh caught, perfectly seasoned seafood has stood the test of time. 

Plus, it makes quick meals that much easier! And when someone asks you whats for dinner you can sing “Trust the Gorton’s Fishman” jingle. Which is really the best jingle ever. 

{Looking for more easy weeknight meals? Try my Thai Ground Chicken Lettuce CupsSheet Pan Garlic Lemon Chicken and MushroomsSlow Cooker Honey Soy Sriracha Pulled Chicken, or my Chicken Broccoli Ziti}

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Crispy Shrimp Fried Rice

This crispy shrimp fried rice is the perfect busy weeknight meal. Crispy baked shrimp mixed together with a homemade vegetable and egg filled fried rice. Plus it's ready in just 20 minutes! How easy is that?

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 (14 ounce) box Gorton's popcorn shrimp
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups frozen pea and carrot blend
  • 4 cloves garlic, grated
  • 2 teaspoons grated ginger
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 4 cups cooked and cooled long grain white rice
  • 6 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 4 green onions, green parts

Directions:

Make Gorton's popcorn shrimp according to box directions.

While the shrimp is baking add vegetable oil to a 12-inch skillet set over medium-high heat.

When the oil is hot add in the frozen peas and carrots, garlic and ginger. Cook for about 2 minutes just to defrost the vegetables.

Push the vegetables to one side of the skillet and pour the eggs into the cleared side. Scramble for a few minutes just to cook the eggs. Once fully cooked mix together and stir in rice and soy sauce.

Cook for about 5 minutes until all the ingredients are heated through.

Add in the cooked shrimp and green onions and toss to combine.

Serve warm.

16 Responses to “Shrimp Tacos with Chili Mustard Aioli”

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    Erica — June 24, 2013 at 7:03 am

    If you don’t win this contest, I demand a recount! What a creative use of the mustard aioli!! Shrimp tacos scream summer. Well done

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    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — June 24, 2013 at 9:06 am

    I want to drink that marinade! ps- love the freshened up site 🙂

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    Erica @ In and Around Town — June 24, 2013 at 10:45 am

    Love these! They sound so light and delicious! Nothing like a delicious fish taco in summer 🙂

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    amanda @ fake ginger — June 24, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Yum! I love shrimp tacos! They look amazing!

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    Joanne — June 24, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    I’ve been so into tacos and tex mex lately it’s crazy! Loving all these flavors. Nailed it, I believe you definitely did.

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    cassie — June 24, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    I love everything about these. Great flavors and ingredients. My husband would go nuts for these!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — June 24, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    The summer of Brandy for sure! Love these tacos so much!!

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    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — June 24, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    Holy smokes, this looks so fabulous! This is my kind of supper, you have got to win this contest.

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    carrian — June 26, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    I actually have almost everything. Can’t wait to surprise the hubs with a seafood dish since I NEVER make seafood

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    Deborah — June 27, 2013 at 12:23 am

    I think these are totally worthy of tooting your own horn!! They look amazing!

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    Reeni — June 27, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Congrats! There’s no doubt this is a winner too! These look fantastic!

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    Cindy Sherritt — August 19, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    I’ve never heard of a chili garlic sauce – where in a grocery store would I look for this, or is it found in a specialty store? I would really like to try this recipe…your photo makes me hungry!

    • nutmegnanny replied: — August 19th, 2013 @ 10:42 pm

      Hi Cindy! You can find chili garlic sauce in the Thai/Asain section of your grocery store. You can normally find it next to the Sriracha. It’s should be in a clear plastic container with (normally) a green lid. It’s a little chunky in appearance. I hope you can find it!

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