Andouille and Shrimp Fried Rice

Andouille and Shrimp Fried Rice is loaded with all kinds of goodies! Spicy andouille, succulent shrimp, eggs, bacon and veggies. 

Fried rice is one of my absolute favorite comfort foods. I always order it when we go out for Chinese food. Throughout the years, I have tried many different versions of fried rice. I’ve had it with pork, chicken, shrimp and only veggies Each version has it’s own good qualities. I have decided to combine my favorite aspects of each and made this Andouille and Shrimp Fried Rice.

Andouille and Shrimp Fried Rice is loaded with all kinds of goodies! Spicy andouille, succulent shrimp, eggs, bacon and veggies.

So what are my favorite things to add fried rice you ask? Pretty much all the things. This Andouille and Shrimp fried rice has andouille sausage, shrimp, eggs, bacon, jalapeños, carrots and bell peppers.

I have been adding bacon to my fried rice for as long as I can remember. My dad would always add it to his and finding the little bites of smoky bacon was always my favorite part.

Because…bacon.

Andouille and Shrimp Fried Rice is loaded with all kinds of goodies! Spicy andouille, succulent shrimp, eggs, bacon and veggies.

Throughout my years of making fried rice, I have learned one very important tip: Use day old rice. Cold leftover rice works so much better than freshly made rice. I have tried to make fried rice before by cooking the rice right before I fried it and it turned into a mushy blob. Not exactly what I was going for.

Andouille and Shrimp Fried Rice is loaded with all kinds of goodies! Spicy andouille, succulent shrimp, eggs, bacon and veggies.

This Andouille and Shrimp Fried rice does have a bit of a kick to it thanks to the jalapeno, andouille and sambal oelek. When I make it just for Ryan and I, I leave all that in. When I make it for my boys (and friends who don’t like spicy food) I remove the seeds from the jalapeno and omit the sambal oelek.

Andouille and Shrimp Fried Rice is loaded with all kinds of goodies! Spicy andouille, succulent shrimp, eggs, bacon and veggies.

Andouille and Shrimp Fried Rice Recipe

Serves 6 Prep Time: Cook Time:

Ingredients:

  • 4 slices bacon, chopped into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 8 ounces andouille sausage
  • 1 pound (51-60 count) prawns, peeled and deveiened
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 carrot, peeled and diced
  • 1 jalapeno, diced (optional)
  • 4 cups left over cooked rice, cold
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sambal oelek chili paste (optional)
  • kosher salt if desired
  • chopped green onions for garnish

Instructions

1

In a wok or large saute pan, cook bacon over medium heat. Remove to paper towel lined plate and set aside. Reserve 1 tablespoon of pan drippings.

2

While bacon is cooking, heat 1 teaspoon of oil in a small 8 inch pan over medium heat, add egg and cook on one side until edges curl. Flip once to finish cooking. Once cooked, remove from pan. Roll and slice into thin strips. Set aside.

3

Season the shrimp with 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

4

Add sausage and shrimp to the bacon drippings. Cook over medium-high heat for 2 minutes. Add veggies and cook 3 minutes, shrimp should be pink and cooked through. Transfer veggies, sausage and shrimp to a plate. Set aside.

5

To the same pan add rice, soy sauce, rice vinegar and sambal oelek. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Return veggies and meat to pan. Toss to combine. Add eggs and bacon. Stir. Garnish with green onions and serve hot.

  • Looks like our posts are in tune again, I also just made a fried rice. My husband would prefer your though, sausage and shrimp….:)

  • haha that’s funny! Well your fried rice looks equally as delicious :)

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  • It’s been a while since I’ve made fried rice, probably because we haven’t had any leftover rice lately. Of course now I’m craving this so I’ll have to go make some rice to be leftover!

  • Sharkcam

    Your fried rice looks great and with the shrimp and sausage it is almost like a jambalaya. I love fried rice but have never really been able to make it at home. I tried once and it didn’t turn out so I quit. :( Have you ever tried making Kim Chee fried rice? It seems to be all the rage now. I like Kim Chee but didn’t think i’d like it in fried rice but after having it at the Marination Mobile Truck I am addicted.

  • Hey Sharkcam- I’ve never tried Kim Chee fried rice. It has actually been a really long time since I’ve had Kim Chee. I might have to give it a try. When you made your fried rice did you use day old rice? That seems to be the trick. I used to try to make it right after I made the rice but it turns into a mushy mess. So from now if I know I am going to make fried rice I make the rice the day before, it seems to help it alot.

  • Sharkcam

    The day old rice makes sense. Mine turned out all mushy and not good. My kids sneered at it and asked me why I ruined perfectly good plain rice. :) I do recall my mom saying she used “old rice” so that must be the same thing. You should attempt the Kim Chee Fried rice, with a little sunny side egg on top and green onion. yum!

  • Sharkcam- well that comment about the sunny side egg and green onion did it, I definitely have to try Kim Chee Fried Rice now!

  • Sharkcam

    Don’t forget to add some hot sauce and furikake as additional garnish.

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