You are going to love this hearty, Louisiana-style dish made with succulent shrimp, vegetables, and rice. It is perfectly seasoned and bursting with piquant Cajun flavor, but is so simple to make.
This cajun shrimp fried rice is a spicy, flavorful, and delicious dish that is great as an easy weeknight meal, or for a fun dinner party with the family and friends.
3 cups leftover brown or white rice cooked
1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/2 tsp each of chili powder, paprika, and garlic powder
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper, or more to taste
1/4 tsp kosher salt
fresh black pepper, to taste
2 large egg whites, beaten
1 large whole egg, beaten
1/2 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, diced
5 medium scallions, chopped, whites and greens separated
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes or more to taste
4 tsp soy sauce, or more to taste
1 tsp Asian fish sauce, (or more soy sauce)
In a bowl, season shrimp with cayenne pepper, chili powder, paprika, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
In a hot wok, over medium-high heat, spray a little oil and cook the eggs, when cooked, remove from pan and set aside, 1 to 2 minutes.
Increase the heat to high, when hot add the sesame oil and saute onions, scallion whites, garlic, and hot pepper flakes for about 1-2 minutes.
Add shrimp and saute until no longer translucent, 2 to 3 minutes.
Add rice and leave in the skillet to let the bottom brown, 2 to 3 minutes, stir and add the egg, soy sauce, and fish sauce, mixing well for about 2 minutes.
Add greens of the scallions and serve.