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Shrimp Fried Rice Recipe

6 Jun

I have tried many fried rice recipes and this one definitely surpasses them all. It tastes a lot like the fried rice that they serve at Benihana except with an addition of shrimp.

Shrimp Fried Rice

Adapted from Average Betty

1 cup white rice
2 green onions, diced
1/3 cup medium white onion, chopped
2 eggs
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 lb shrimp
2-4 tbsp soy sauce (to taste)
olive oil
salt & pepper

1. Prepare one cup white rice. Allow rice to chill or come to room temperature.
2. Chop green onions, white onion, and garlic.
3. Heat pan and 1 tbs of olive oil. Add garlic and shrimp. Cook until shrimp turns pink. Set aside.
4. Saute green onion and white onion over medium heat (in your biggest, flattest skillet) with a dash of salt and a crack of pepper in a teaspoon of olive oil until tender. Set aside.
5. Cook eggs in a teaspoon of olive oil. Start with a fry and end with a scramble. Set aside.
6. Add 1 tbsp olive oil to pan. Add rice to pan in small batches. Toss while cooking over medium-high heat.
7. Working quickly, turn temperature to high-medium-high heat and sprinkle soy sauce over frying rice. Toss. Add a small amount of butter. Toss. Add sauteed vegetable mixture and eggs and keep tossing.
8. Lower heat to medium-low and add shrimp, garlic and finish of soy sauce.

Bon Appétit






Stir Fried Green Beans with Shrimp and Garlic

1 Jun

Stir-Fried Green Beans with Shrimp and Garlic

from Food and Wine

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 pound large shrimp-shelled, deveined and cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 pound green beans, thinly sliced 1/4 inch thick on an extreme diagonal
1/4 cup chicken stock or low-sodium broth
1 tablespoon Asian fish sauce
Freshly ground pepper

1) Heat a wok until very hot.
2) Add the vegetable oil and heat until shimmering. Add the garlic and stir-fry for 10 seconds. Add the shrimp and a pinch of salt and stir-fry until the shrimp are just beginning to turn pink, about 30 seconds.
3) Add the green beans and 2 tablespoons of the stock and stir-fry until the beans soften slightly, about 3 minutes. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of stock along with the fish sauce and a generous pinch of pepper and stir-fry until the shrimp are cooked through and the beans are crisp-tender, about 3 minutes longer.
Serve right away.

Bon Appétit!

I paired it with quinoa salad with shiitake mushrooms and fennel.


Thai Shrimp Rolls

23 May

These rolls are so refreshing and healthy. I could eat these all day every day. They are delicious and so simple to make. Try them out for yourself!

Thai Shrimp Rolls

Adapted from Dianasaur Dishes
20 circle rice paper wrappers
20 cooked shrimp
40 basil leaves
40 mint leaves
1 carrot sliced into shreds with vegetable peeler
2 cups torn butter lettuce (or romaine without spines of leaves)
1 skein vermicelli rice noodles cooked
1 cup bean sprouts
1 bunch of cilantro
4 stalks green onion finely chopped
pie pan of very warm water
1 jar of peanut satay sauce

1) Spread all ingredients out on a work surface
2) Remove tails from shrimp and cut shrimp in half lengthwise.
3) Dip a rice wrapper into the warm water until soft and pliable.
4) Place the rice wrapper on a clean dry cutting board.
5) Place your filling a little off the center in a vertical line. Start with two shrimp halves end to end, cut side up (so the pink shows through when it’s wrapped). Top with two basil leaves, two mint leaves, and a small portion of each remaining ingredient. Arrange so ingredients will be peeking out of one or both ends.
6) Starting at the corner your filling is closest to, wrap that corner over filling, (If you only want ingredients showing from one end, fold an inch of the bottom up right now) then begin rolling tightly. Place seam side down on a large platter and cover with plastic wrap. Serve with Peanut Satay Sauce.

Bon Appétit!

Loh Bak Guo (Chinese Turnip Cake)

23 May

This is a delicious appetizer. Every time when I go to a Dim Sum restaurant, I always order this. Its a bowl of potatoey goodness. 

Lo Bak Guo (chinese turnip cake)

1lb of lo bak guo(chinese turnip cake)
3 eggs beaten
3 green onions sliced
soy sauce and salt (optional, add for taste)

1) Start off by cutting the lo bak guo into 2×2 inch squares and place on frying pan with a little bit of oil. Stir fry until golden brown.

2) Crack the eggs in a bowl and beat. 3)Pour the egg mixture into the pan.
4) Break up the egg and stir fry.
5) Add scallions and mix for a few minutes.
6) Add soy sauce and salt for extra taste

It came out really delicious 🙂 It was really easy to make, healthy, and yummy. Im prob gonna be making this a lot from now on.

Bon Appétit!