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Give your fried rice a makeover with shrimp and homemade teriyaki sauce

Fried rice with veggies is delicious on its own as a side dish, but add some teriyaki sauce and shrimp to the mix, and you have yourself a main dish in no time.

And not just any teriyaki sauce either. This one is homemade and easy to make. I like to reduce the teriyaki sauce down just a bit and then drench the shrimp in the sauce just before serving it over the fried rice.

Teriyaki shrimp and fried rice recipe

Shrimp in homemade teriyaki sauce with fried rice recipe

Serves 2


For the fried rice

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/2 an onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots
  • 2 cups cooked white rice, chilled
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup frozen green peas (defrosted)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 4 dashes ground black pepper
  • 4 dashes salt (or salt to taste)
  • 1 chopped green onion, for garnish

For the teriyaki shrimp

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 20 raw medium-size shrimp (peeled, deveined, with the tails on)


For the fried rice

  1. Heat a large skillet or wok on medium heat.
  2. Add the canola oil, onion and carrots. Stir continuously.
  3. Let the vegetables cook for about 3 to 4 minutes, and then add the rice. Continue to stir.
  4. Add the garlic and soy sauce. Continue to stir as the rice cooks for about 7 minutes.
  5. Add the peas, and stir.
  6. Spoon the rice mixture to the sides of the pan, leaving an empty space in the middle.
  7. Add the beaten eggs to the empty space, and gently stir as the eggs scramble.
  8. As the eggs cook, mix them into the rice mixture.
  9. Add the pepper and salt.
  10. Transfer the rice into serving bowls.
  11. Top with the teriyaki shrimp, and garnish with green onion.

For the teriyaki shrimp

  1. To a medium-size bowl, add the soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sesame oil, sugar, rice vinegar, honey, garlic powder and red pepper flakes. Whisk together.
  2. Add the shrimp, and let marinate for about 1 hour.
  3. Heat a medium-size skillet on medium heat, and add just the shrimp to the pan (reserve the teriyaki sauce). Stir until thoroughly cooked, about 4 minutes.
  4. Remove the shrimp from the skillet, and set it aside.
  5. Add the teriyaki sauce to the skillet, and stir as it cooks until the sauce thickens, about 4 to 5 minutes.
  6. Add the shrimp back into the pan, and coat the shrimp with the sauce.
  7. Serve on top of the fried rice.

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