Fried Rice with Shrimp

posted by Sally OH 07-07-98 1:45 PM 

Fried Rice with Shrimp 

This is adapted from the little book we bought in Taipei, Taiwan in 1970: 
The Fine Art of Chinese Cooking, page 176. 

3 cups cold cooked rice (or cold cooked noodles) 
1/4 cup chopped onion 
1/4 cup fresh shrimp, shelled and coarsely chopped 
1 eggs well beaten 
1 Tbl. cold water to loosen rice 

2 Tbl. soy sauce 
1 Tbl. sherry 
1/8 tsp. freshly ground pepper 
chopped scallion greens to sprinkle on top 

Add 1-2T. cold water to rice and loosen the grains as much as possible. 

Mix eggs and shrimp in a bowl. 

Heat frying pan on a high flame; add oil and heat thoroughly. 

Fry onion to a light brown.

Add shrimp and eggs and cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
Add rice and cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly; add sauce.   

Stir until all ingredients are thoroughly mixed. 

Sprinkle scallion greens on top.

Serves 2-3, more if part of a larger meal. 

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