Shrimp fried rice

Classic shrimp fried rice with fresh shrimp, rice, green onions, peas, carrots and sesame oil. Tips for preparing the BEST fried rice!

Do you ever have leftover rice in the fridge? A good way to use it is to make fried rice! Fried rice works best with refrigerated leftover rice. Fresh rice can be a little soft. But leftover rice that has had time to dry out a bit? Perfect for frying.

Fried rice can contain just about anything, usually a combination of vegetables, beaten eggs and a protein like the shrimp we use in this recipe, or chicken, fish or tofu.

Fish Fillets (anything you want, I used catfish)

1 lemon

1 tablespoon of capers

2 tablespoons of butter

Magic Seafood Seasoning

Season your fish generously with a seafood seasoning blend.

Bring the pan to medium-high heat, add just enough oil (EVOO) to barely coat the pan and add a few tablespoons of butter. Place the fish in the pan and cook until golden brown, about 4 to 5 minutes on one side….. Add lemon slices, a little lemon juice and a teaspoon of capers. Turn the fish over and cook for another 4 to 5 minutes on the other side, reducing the heat to medium.

We took this recipe with a tomato and arugula salad, so guess what, it makes the whole dish both friendly and tasty. Enjoy! 🙂

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