Our stir-fried shrimp and egg recipe is an upgraded Chinese version of your favorite scrambled eggs. Instead of soft and buttery scrambled eggs, however, you’ll get airy bits of eggs mixed in with savory, crunchy shrimp.
Before we start cooking, there are a few facts about eggs and shrimp you may want to know.
Can You Eat Shrimp and Eggs Together?
Yes, you can. There is nothing wrong with combining these two ingredients in a recipe.
That being said, it’s important to note that you should pay close attention to the doneness of the eggs.
Eating raw or undercooked eggs increases the risk of salmonella, which can be poisonous and may cause stomach irritation, diarrhea, or vomiting.
Therefore, it’s important to make sure that the eggs are cooked thoroughly.
Is This Shrimp and Egg Recipe Healthy?
Yes, our stir-fried shrimp and egg recipe is healthy. Here’s why:
It contains the right amount of calories: This dish contains only 488 calories per serving. Packed with eggs, shrimp, and rice, that's pretty low for a Chinese-style stir-fry dish!
It's relatively low in sodium: Generally, Chinese dishes tend to have a bad rap for being excessively loaded with different types of soy sauce, MSG, and many other sodium-laden condiments. With today’s recipe, however, we only use a little salt; no soy sauce, MSG, or any other condiments.
It’s super low in saturated fat: Unlike rich and creamy scrambled eggs, our stir-fried shrimp and egg recipe doesn’t contain any dairy product (particularly butter), which reduces the amount of saturated fat per serving to only 2.5 g.
It is protein-dense: Thanks to the main ingredients — eggs and shrimp, our recipe contains 39.5 g of protein per serving.
Today’s stir-fried shrimp and egg recipe requires the following ingredients:
Shrimp: Fresh whole shrimp are always our go-to variety because of their superior crunch. For convenience, though, we have to admit frozen shrimp are much easier to work with, especially when you don’t have time to prep and peel.
Eggs: Make sure that you use fresh eggs to achieve that light and airy texture.
Oils: We use two types of oil for this recipe: canola and sesame. Canola oil is for stir-frying our proteins. Once everything is cooked, we add a few tiny drops of sesame oil to make the dish more fragrant.
Cooked rice: We serve our stir-fried shrimp and egg over a bowl of hot steamed Jasmine rice. If you don’t have Jasmine rice, you can also use long-grain Thai rice or regular medium-grain white rice.
Seasonings: We’re keeping it simple today and only use salt and freshly cracked black pepper for this recipe.
Storing and Reheating the Leftovers
1. Storing Raw Shrimp
If you have leftover raw shrimp, we recommend placing them into an air-tight container and freezing right away. They should last for 3 months but we recommend cooking them all within the first month for optimal flavor.
2. Storing and Reheating Stir-Fried Shrimp and Egg
Leftover stir-fried shrimp and egg should be placed in separate airtight containers to the rice. They should both last from three to five days in the fridge.
Be sure to allow the leftovers to cool before placing them into said containers.
When you want to reheat your leftovers, transfer the shrimp and egg along with the rice to a microwave-safe container. They should take 2 minutes to warm all the way through.
What to Serve With Stir-Fried Shrimp and Egg
Our stir-fried shrimp and egg is served with rice for a more wholesome dish, however, pairing it with a small bowl of cabbage potato soup and a glass of orange-pineapple juice will turn this dish into a good square meal for the whole family.
Taking very little time and effort to make, our hearty cabbage soup is a simple yet satisfying dish. Make it beforehand and leave the pot of soup covered on the stove; it will stay warm while you cook your main dish.
Same goes for the fruit juice. We recommend making your orange-pineapple juice at least 2 hours before the meal and leaving it in the fridge so that it’s nicely chilled by the time you finish your meal.
If you don’t have the time, adding ice can also bring out the robust and refreshing flavor of the drink.
Here are the combined nutrition facts of this meal:
Tuyet Pham is an award-winning Saigonese chef who believes that joy is the secret ingredient to delicious food. At Healthy Recipes 101, Tuyet personally tests and simplifies every recipe, ensuring maximum flavor with minimal effort. With a background at prestigious French restaurants P’TI Saigon and Le Corto, Tuyet knows how to make every dish exceptional.
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This shrimp & egg was absolutely delicious! The shrimp cooked perfectly and the egg gave a nice creaminess to the dish. It was so quick to prepare that it has become a staple meal for me now!