Shrimp Fried Rice


* 8 cups cooked white rice – cooled (cooking instructions below)
* ¾ – 1 pound shrimps - raw, peeled and deveined (see marinade below)
* ½ medium onion – sliced
* 6 garlic cloves, smashed, peeled and chopped
* 8 TBSPs. olive or vegetable oil - divided
* 4 bunches green onions – chopped
* 4 – 6 TBSPs. teriyaki sauce
* 4 eggs – lightly scrambled and cooked separately

Marinate shrimps with the following:

* 1 TBSP. rice vinegar
* 1 tsp. salt
* ¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
* 1 TBSP. cornstarch

Heat the wok or a large skillet and add 2 tablespoons oil. (Be sure to distribute the oil around the wok or skillet.) Once the oil is very hot (just before it starts smoking), add the marinated shrimps and stir fry just until barely pink. Remove shrimps onto a plate and set aside.

Scrape bits and pieces from the wok and discard. Reheat the wok and add 3 tablespoons oil. (Again, be sure to distribute the oil around the wok or skillet.) Sauté garlic, onions and green onions. Stir fry about 2 minutes. Add cooked and cooled rice and stir fry about 8 – 10 minutes. Keep stirring the rice so it won’t stick on the bottom of the wok. Add the barely cooked shrimps to the rice. Stir about 2 minutes. Drizzle teriyaki sauce over the rice and shrimp mixture. Stir until rice and shrimps are evenly coated with the teriyaki sauce.

Turn the heat to low.

Heat another skillet and add the remaining 3 tablespoons oil. Crack 4 large eggs and stir to lightly scramble the eggs. Season with 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. black pepper. Let the eggs set and cook on one side and turn over to cook the other side. (Your eggs should resemble an omelet.) Tear the eggs into large pieces and add to the fried rice. Stir and serve.

Here’s how to cook rice on a pot if you don’t have a rice cooker. (3 cups of uncooked rice should yield 8 – 9 cups of cooked rice.)

* 3 cups uncooked white rice (I use Jasmine rice)
* 4 ½ cups water

Measure 3 cups of rice into a 3 quarts pot. Wash rice and drain. Wash rice again and drain as much of the water.

Add 4 ½ cups of filtered, drinking water into the pot. Boil rice over medium high heat. When the rice starts to boil, stir the pot to evenly distribute the heat. Continue boiling the rice until all liquid evaporate. Cover the pot and turn the heat to very low. Set your timer for 10 minutes. Turn off heat and keep the cover for another 10 minutes. Remover the cover and stir rice to let the steam out and separate the rice. Let the rice cool uncovered.

Keep the pot covered during the 20 minute period.

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