Shrimp Garlic Fried Rice (새우마늘볶음밥)


Fried rice is one of my go-to dishes I make for lunch. It is a quick one-pot meal that my mother and I enjoy often. Today, I decided to make “Shrimp Garlic Fried Rice.” I simply used a few shrimps I had in the freezer and vegetables I already had in the refrigerator. You can add any variety of vegetables you already have or even use chopped frozen vegetables, which I often do. I always make sure I cook enough so there are leftovers for my husband so he doesn’t miss out.



  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 small carrot, finely diced
  • 1/4 zucchini, finely diced
  • 1/2 small red onion (or yellow onion), finely diced
  • 1/3 green bell pepper, finely diced
  • 7-10 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 scallion, finely chopped
  • 5-7 shrimps (frozen)
  • 3 bowls of cooked brown (or white) rice
  • 1 tbsp. oyster sauce or soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. mirin
  • 1/2 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1/2 tbsp. toasted sesame seeds
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. While the shrimp is defrosting, finely chop all the vegetables and thinly slice the garlic.
  2. Make scrambled eggs and place it aside.IMG_1882
  3. Sauté the garlic in olive oil and when the garlic aroma is released, sauté the rest of the vegetables on high-heat.IMG_1883
  4. Add the shrimp and stir quickly.IMG_1890
  5. When the shrimp changes color, add the rice and mix.IMG_1893
  6. After sautéing the rice for a few minutes add oyster sauce (or soy sauce), mirin, sesame oil. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Plate and garnish with toasted sesame seeds.IMG_1895

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