Shrimp and Broccoli Slaw Fried Rice

Shrimp and Broccoli Slaw Fried Rice

And so the fried rice saga continues… As I have mentioned in a recent post, Ro-Taro will be moving out to campus soon. One of his favorite dishes is fried rice and I am trying to provide him with a gamut of recipes to cook at the dorm kitchen. The challenge is to find suitable ingredients in small quantities which require minimum prep work. Fortunately, the chain grocery stores here do carry many pre-cut, pre-washed fresh produce and meats that will work well for this purpose. One is not limited to using canned or preserved fish or meats and frozen vegetables.

In contrast to the previous recipe on Sardines Fried Rice where the taste is stronger and spicier, this Shrimp and Broccoli Slaw Fried Rice is milder and lighter in color. An egg can easily be added to give it a taste and appearance similar to that of Yang Chow fried rice. Lemon pepper provides a slightly zesty flavor. Other dried herbs may be used in place of lemon pepper.

I chose to use frozen cooked, peeled, and deveined shrimps as they are much easier to handle than fresh shrimps. Since shrimps combine well with broccoli, pre-cut and ready to use broccoli slaw is a really good option. They are nice and firm and will not cause the fried rice to be soggy. They also come conveniently packaged in small 10 ounce bags. Instead of fresh minced garlic, the jarred ones stored in the refrigerator may be used. It may also be omitted altogether with just a little difference in the taste.

Shrimp and Broccoli Slaw Fried Rice

We really enjoyed this Shrimp and Broccoli Slaw Fried Rice and Ro-Taro liked the ease of preparation. It is one that he can cook during the weekends where he has time to go to the grocery store to buy the shrimps and broccoli slaw. The excess shrimp may be kept in the freezer compartment of his mini refrigerator. I hope you will give this recipe a try. It is great for a quick and easy lunch.

Do check out my Dorm Cooking tab, a sub-category of Misc in the drop-down menus above for more quick and easy recipes.

Shrimp and Broccoli Slaw Fried Rice
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  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 16 medium sized cooked, peeled, and deveined shrimps
  • ½ package (5oz/140g) broccoli slaw
  • 3 cups cooked white rice (preferably kept overnight)
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp lemon pepper
  • Salt and pepper
  1. In a large non-stick fry pan, heat canola oil. Fry garlic for about a minute. Add shrimps and broccoli slaw and fry for 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Then add cooked rice. Give it a stir. Add soy sauce, lemon pepper, salt, and pepper (to taste). Stir to get everything well mixed and cook until rice is dry and fluffy. This will take 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Remove and serve immediately.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 servings

Shrimp and Broccoli Slaw Fried Rice

Enjoy…..and have a wonderful day! 😎

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  1. says

    Good dish. Good frozen shrimp is of excellent quality. We usually have a bag in the freezer for those times when we want a quick meal – it’s so great in a stir fry or saute. I’ve not cooked with broccoli slaw, but it sounds quite nice. Good post – thank you.

  2. says

    I am also a fan of any simple home-cooked fried rice. Sardines fried rice or this shrimp and veggie fried rice – all very tasty to me. In addition, fried rice uses frozen veggies and/or canned sardines in the most amazing way.

    • Biren says

      Yes, I think any kid tall enough to stand at the stove and are able to handle cooking utensils can cook this. Under the watchful eyes of mom, of course! No slicing and dicing required. :)

  3. says

    What a simple and delicious looking slaw! Perfect for our hot weather! Sounds like this would be just as good cold as it is hot. Gorgeous pics!!!

  4. tsiew says

    I do love the easy fried rice – even without garlic its pretty good.
    Would you have a good easy to make recipe for the malaysian hawker style pancakes which has peanuts and sugar sprinkled in the centre and is crispy on the outside?

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