February 10th, 2018

Shrimp and Edamame Fried Rice
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This is a simple but delicious fried rice meal.  There is nothing like making your own fried rice.  It is not that glop that you get in most oriental restraints in the US.  My only complaint was shelling the edamame.  There must be shelled frozen edamame somewhere.  


2 large eggs

Kosher salt and ground black pepper

2 1/2 T Vegetable oil

4 scallions, thinly sliced, whites and green separated

3 medium clothes garlic, minced

1 T minced fresh ginger

1# large shrimp, peeled and deveined

1C shelled edamame (thawed if frozen)

1 1/2 T soy sauce

4 C cooked white rice, at room temperature

1 t Asian sesame oil

Hot Sauce for serving


  1. In a medium bowl, lightly beat the eggs and season with salt and pepper.  Set aside.
  2. Heat 1T of the vegetable oil in a large wok or nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the scallion whites, garlic, and ginger and stir-fry for a few seconds. 
  3. Season the shrimp lightly with salt and pepper.  Add the shrimp and edamame, and stir-fry until the shrimp turn pink, 3-4 minutes.  
  4. Add the soy sauce, the remaining 1 1/2 T oil, and the rice, and cook, stirring constantly, until the edamame are just tender and the rice is heated through, 3-4 minutes.  
  5. Push the rice mixture to one side, add the eggs, and cook, stirring occasionally with a rubber spatula, until almost set, 1-2 minutes.  
  6. Remove the wok from the heat, and fold the eggs into the rice mixture.  Drizzle the sesame oil over the rice, sprinkle with the saloon greens, and toss to combine.  Season to taste with additional soy sauce.  
  7. Serve with the hot sauce.  

As with all Asian cooking, have everything chopped poured and portioned out and by your side before you start cooking.  Fine Cooking magazine said to pair with a dry Riesling.  We had a bottle of Tabor Hill Riesling left in the wine closet.  We drank that.  It comes from Michigan, but I believe they have stopped making it.  Do not know why, it is delicious.  Also it says serves 4-6

In the afternoon we went to the Lipscomb School art show.  I was blown away by the quality of art shown there.  I am going to email and find out the requirements for entering.  I need to start supporting this habit of mine.