Thai Fried Rice with Shrimp

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
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Thai Fried Rice with Shrimp is quick, easy and flavorful. It is made with shrimp, bell pepper, corn and chili peppers for some heat, and perfect weeknight meal.

We love making easy and delicious Asian dishes such as our famous Instant Pot Orange ChickenInstant Pot Mongolian Chicken and Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli.

Thai Fried Rice with Shrimp

Thai Fried Rice with Shrimp

As adamant Thai fired rice lovers, me and my husband often make it at home. I can’t take credit on this one, my man is doing all the work, or should I say cooking of this dish. This time around he put a spin on our Thai fried rice with shrimp. He added lots of fresh and hot chili peppers for some heat, and fresh basil for aroma. And look at that presentation, that pile of delicious and flavorful fried rice with large whole shrimps.

This definitely is an easy meal, the rice is cooked a day ahead, and kept in the fridge overnight to add some chewiness and crunchiness. Also, leftover rice is perfect for this recipe. If you have the rice on hand, it takes you 15 minutes to finish this dish and enjoy a delicious and beautiful dinner on a week night.

Easy Thai Fried Rice

Why You’ll Enjoy This Thai Fried Rice with Shrimp:

  • Firstly, it is easy to make and it takes only around 25 minutes!
  • Also, It’s cheaper and healthier alternative to restaurant meal.
  • In addition, the dish is packed with amazing flavors and lean protein.
  • It is perfect for busy weeknights and also for entertaining guests.
  • Similarly, you will have delicious leftovers that can be stored in the fridge, in an airtight container for 3-4 days.

Thai Fried Rice with Shrimp

Can I substitute chicken for shrimp for this dish?

Yes, chicken, pork or beef are a great alternatives for shrimp in many recipes including this one. The cooking time will also vary best on the cut that you choose.

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Thai Fried Rice with Shrimp

Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 5 servings
Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Total time: 25 mins

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Nutrition information

Calories: 295 Carbohydrates: 36 Protein: 24 Fat: 5 Saturated Fat: 0 Cholesterol: 261 Sodium: 1672 Potassium: 399 Fiber: 3 Sugar: 4 Vitamin A: 1350 Vitamin C: 101.6 Calcium: 160 Iron: 3.5
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Heather - Butter & burlap

YUM! I love Thai food, especially thai fried rice! Hello, deliciousness! I'm gonna make this one asap, I can feel it, ha!

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haha Hi Heather, if you get a chance to try it let me know, we loved it!

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Sues

This is so beautiful and is most definitely right up my alley!!

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Glad you like the recipe :)

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Danielle

Wow this looks AMAZING!!! I totally have to make them!! Danielle http://www.blushblossom.com

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Hi Danielle, yes you have to make this, its so easy and delicious, we finished a big batch same day!

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Alexis @ Upside Down Pear

I love Thai fried rice! There's a place just down the street from me and I'm always tempted to just stop by there on my way home from work and pick up dinner. I can't wait to try this recipe! It sounds amazing (and my wallet will thank you) :)

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Your wallet and your taste buds will be happy :)

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Vineetha @ Mint and Mimosas

This sounds delicious and looks great too!

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Thank you Vineetha, you are right it doesn't only look good, it taste delicious as well.

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Peg Flory

How do you shape it as shown in the picture?

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I have a bowl like this, I filled it with rice and turned it upside down onto the serving plate.

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