Shrimp and Pork Fried Rice

This is MY comfort food. This fried rice is the first thing I ever came up with myself, and I’ve made it dozens of times for friends and they’ve always enjoyed it.

Some sort of meat, a bag of mixed vegetables, jasmine rice, eggs, and a few aromatics are all that’s needed. The entire costs shouldn’t go over $6, and you can feed an army if you would like by doubling the recipe.

Ingredients for 2 plus leftovers:

  • 2 cups of “old” or “leftover” jasmine rice (I cooked mine 6 hours before I needed it and allowed it to cool)
  • 2 pork cutlets, cut into strips
  • ½ pound shrimp, peeled
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¾ cup soy sauce
  • 5 to 7 splashes of sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon of sriracha
  • 1 cup of frozen mixed vegetables
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons of butter
  • ½ cup of cilantro, coarsely chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • ½ tablespoon of vegetable oil

In a small Tupperware or Ziploc bag, combine ½ cup of soy sauce, a few splashes of sesame oil, half the minced garlic, ½ tablespoon of the sriracha, and pepper. Stir then add in pork strips. Cover or close, then allow marinating for up to a day or as you continue with the rest of the meal.

In another small Tupperware or Ziploc bag, combine ¼ cup of soy sauce, a few splashes of sesame oil, pepper the rest of the garlic and sriracha. Stir then add the shrimp. Allow this to marinate as well.

In a large wok or frying pan, boil the vegetables until warmed through. Drain then toss the vegetables with the rice.

Then in the same wok or frying pan, melt 1 tablespoon of butter and scramble the eggs and season with salt and pepper. After eggs are fully cooked, toss them and the remaining 3 tablespoons of butter in with the rice and vegetables.

Wipe the wok or frying pan clean. On medium-high heat, add the vegetable oil. When hot, add the pork and cook for 2 minutes, then add the shrimp and continue cooking the meat until all is thoroughly cooked. Then add the rice-vegetable-egg mixture. Combine well and then top with cilantro.

I usually add more soy sauce, sesame oil, or sriracha depending on what I’m looking for that particular night.

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