Thursday, May 14, 2009

Shrimp Fried Rice - (새우 볶음밥)

There's so many ways to make shrimp fried rice and this is the way I do it. It tastes more Korean style in my opinion.

Things Needed:
  • 1 cup of chopped shrimp
  • 1/2 cup each of celery, carrots, onions and corn
  • 3-4 cups of cooked cold rice
  • sesame oil, soy sauce, minced garlic

It's strange being in the Midwest. The local grocery store didn't have any fresh shrimp! I had to buy the frozen kind. Anyhow wash and clean your shrimp.

I then like to chop my shrimps up into bite size pieces.

I just use frozen corn.

Most people use peas, but I HATE peas. If we were in LA, I would have used edaname beans but I just used celery instead. Chop up your veggies! Here I used carrots, celery and onions (about 1/2 cup each).

Heat a pan with 1 TB sesame oil and 1/2 TB minced garlic.

Add the shrimp to the pan and cook until just about done.

Remove the shrimp from the pan and set aside At this point, I like to squeeze a little lemon juice onto the shrimp and mix it around. The lemon juice helps get rid of the 'fishy-ness'. Afterwards, drain all the juices.

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In a separate pan, scramble 2 egg whites and 1 yolk and set it aside.

Go back to the big pan and heat up 1 TB of oil.

Stir fry the chopped up vegetables until the carrots are nice and soft.

Then add the corn and mix together well.

Finally add the shrimp.

Then finally add about 3-4 cups of cold cooked rice.

Add the eggs and season it with about 1 TB of soy sauce, 1/2 TB of gook ganjang, and 1 TB of sesame oil. As always, adjust this part according to your own tastes. I tend make my food a little on the bland side.

Mix it around well....

And you're ready to serve!!!

I'm going to make jang jorim this week and 마늘 짱아찌 (garlic jorim) too. Stayed tuned.


  1. why does it always look easy when you make it? and yummy too...? thanks for the how to...and hope your feeling better...

  2. Yum I love fried rice! So glad I found this blog.

  3. thanks for the helpful post!
    I love how you detailed and explain. ^^"

    I'm gonna cook this for my bf tmr morning, hehehe<3



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