Spicy Shrimp Fried Rice

They say spicy food makes you eat less and speeds up your metabolism. I’m not sure how true that is, but I do like some spice in my food once in a while and I feel satisfied with smaller portions. I made this with brown rice, which has more fiber, therefore keeps you full longer and a nice firm texture for fried rice. Every bite of this rice, is loaded with shrimp and a little bit of heat!

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Spicy Shrimp Fried Rice

Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: Chinese, Japanese


  • 3 cups brown rice cooked
  • 1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined (peeled weight is .75 lb)
  • 2 egg whites, scrambled
  • 1 whole egg, scrambled
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced
  • 5 medium scallions, chopped, whites and greens separated
  • oil spray
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil with cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes, or more to taste
  • 4 tsp soy sauce, or more to taste
  • 1 tsp Asian fish sauce
  • salt and fresh pepper


  • In a bowl, season shrimp with cayenne pepper, chili powder, paprika, salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  • Scramble eggs with a drop of water and season with salt and pepper.
  • In a hot wok, spray a little oil and cook the eggs.
  • When cooked, remove from pan and set aside.
  • Let the wok get really hot.
  • Add 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.
  • Add rice and cooked egg along with soy sauce and fish sauce, mixing well for about 2 minutes.
  • Add greens of the scallions and serve.


Serving: 1-1/2 cups , Calories: 307.3kcal, Carbohydrates: 37.4g, Protein: 22.7g, Fat: 7g, Fiber: 3.5g
Blue Smart Points: 6
Green Smart Points: 7
Purple Smart Points: 1
Points +: 8
Keywords: Freezer Meals, Gluten Free