It is well documented that I am a woman who loves her shellfish, especially shrimp. Any time that Marc and I get Chinese takeout I either get shrimp lo mein or shrimp fried rice. Instead of dialing up our take out place the other night, I decided to make our own shrimp fried rice right here at home! It’s cheaper and quicker, so it was a no brainer. All I had to do was run out to get the shrimp since I already had everything else on hand. Leftover rice or day old rice worked the best in the recipe. The fact that I had a bunch sitting in my refrigerator was one of the inspirations for making this shrimp fried rice. It was a fantastic solution to use it up! Chicken or beef would have worked here too, or tofu to keep it vegetarian.
I just scooped the shrimp fried rice into pretty bowls when it was done and sprinkled some fresh cilantro on top for some green freshness. Oh my goodness there was so much flavor from the lime salt, soy sauce and Sriracha. The sesame oil provided a gorgeous nuttiness too. Coupled with the tender shrimp and rice, this was a big hit. I loved being able to dictate the shrimp to rice ratio. There is usually never enough shrimp for me when we get takeout, ha! Best of all, it was so quick and easy for a busy weeknight. Hope you all enjoy! xoxo