Shrimp Fried Rice with Edamame, Corn, and Red Pepper Succotash

I’m back from San Diego and it was quite the trip! I’m already looking forward to going through my pictures and posting a recap this weekend, but for now, all I want to do is curl up and go to sleep. For some reason I thought it would be a great idea to take the red-eye back to Boston on Sunday night so I’d be able to go into work on Monday. I can usually fall asleep anywhere, including planes, but there was turbulence the entire time and I didn’t get a wink of sleep at all! I’m not the best flyer to begin with because I get motion sick and a little nervous (my physics loving hubby always makes fun of my fear of mechanical failure), so you can imagine how much I enjoyed the flight. I was just exhausted by the time we landed at 7am and took a long nap before going to work, but I’m still tired today. I was actually in the mood to cook something tonight though after eating out for so many days in a row. So, here is a quick and healthy shrimp fried rice recipe that is filling enough to be a main dish.

I make this recipe all the time and it comes together in 20 minutes because the prep time just involves chopping up a few green onions and then adding frozen edamame, corn, and red peppers from my favorite Trader Joe’s  succotash mix. On nights I don’t want to get out the rice cooker, I make the 10 minute boil-in-a-bag Success brand brown rice to speed things along. I also like using precooked shrimp to save time (I always have a huge bag from Costco in the freezer because they are great to throw on salads). It was so nice to fill up on something homemade and nutritious after feeling bloated from so many restaurant meals loaded with salt! Don’t get me wrong, we had some amazing meals that have inspired a few recipe ideas, but there’s nothing better than returning home after a long trip!

Shrimp Fried Rice with Edamame, Corn, and Red Pepper Succotash
Printable Recipe

1 tablespoon olive oil
4 green onions, chopped
1/2 bag Trader Joe’s frozen succotash
2 eggs
4 cups cooked brown rice
1/3 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
3 cups frozen precooked shrimp

Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet and sauté onions for 2 to 3 minutes or until soft. Add frozen succotash and heat for an additional minute or until thawed. Crack eggs into the pan and stir constantly until eggs are cooked through and scrambled. Add rice, soy sauce, sesame oil, and shrimp, and stir until all components are well mixed and the shrimp is warmed through.  Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition: 430 calories, 13.9g fat, 6.8g fiber, 30.3g protein per serving
Cost: $1.80 per serving

26 Responses to Shrimp Fried Rice with Edamame, Corn, and Red Pepper Succotash

  1. YAY, YOU’RE BACK!! and with more yummy recipes! this sounds really healthy and flavorful, and I love that you used brown rice for a nutritional boost!

  2. Welcome back! I went to college in San Diego :). The rice looks great, I love edamame and am always looking for new ways to use them.

  3. I’m totally with you on the wanting to get back to home-cooked food after a long trip – I get ‘salted out’ by restaurants :)

    Love all the colors in this dish! Fried rice is one of my favorite dinners. I didn’t know TJs had succotash mix! Will look for it. I couldn’t find the mini ravioli last time I was there. I think Boston must be ahead of Chicago on cool TJ items!

  4. I need to try TJ’s succotash. This fried rice looks really tasty.

    I am not a good flyer either – it scares me to death.

  5. oh no, that does not sound like a good flight. glad you made it safe and sound! This sounds absolutely wonderful, as always :) Maybe sometime we can do a lunch “in”! Or I’ll have to have you guys over for dinner sometime!

  6. I hope you get some much needed rest! Red eyes are so difficult!! This dish looks amazing. I love the combo of flavors and textures you’ve got going on amongst the fried rice. Deelish! Talk about comfort food on a plate. Great job, Kerstin!

  7. I’m a firm believer that you need a vacation (or at least vacation DAY) following a vacation 😉 I hope you rest up soon!

    And your shrimp rice looks INCREDIBLE.

  8. we are having a ‘nocation’ this summer (we are buying a house and are so very broke with all the fees and closing costs, moving costs, oy!)
    I have never ever cooked with succotash, can you believe that? I love trader joe’s!

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