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Crispy Shrimp Fried Rice

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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!

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. 


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}

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


  • 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


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.