Shrimp Pesto Fried Rice


This is a Euro-Asian inspired fried rice.   Besides the Chicken Congee soup, I found myself making fried rice whenever I am feeling under the weather.  I wasn’t going to blog about it, but I found myself taking pictures just in case.  And I am glad I did because this dish is easy and too tasty not to share.  I almost ate the entire servings.  I couldn’t stop eating it.  😀

Prepare the ingredients.


*Note:  I decided not to add the egg, but you can add it if you prefer.


  • 2-3 servings of steamed white rice or brown rice
  • 5 jumbo shrimp, peeled, deveined and cut in bite pieces or 1 1/2 cups shredded roasted chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup pesto (3/4 cup if you are using chicken)
  • 1/2 medium red bell peppers, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 sprigs of green onions, cut about 1/4 inch
  • 1/4 of 1 medium onion, diced
  • Italian parsley leaves for garnish, chopped
  • 1 egg, scrambled (optional)
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • lime

Preparation Methods:

Heat skillet over medium heat and coat with oil when hot.  Add garlic, white and green onions, and bell peppers.  Saute for 1 minute.


Push them to the side of the skillet and add the shrimp.  Sprinkle with a pinch salt and pepper.  Stir-fry until opaque.


Add the steamed white or brown rice and pesto.


Mix until well incorporated.


Transfer into a serving platter and squeeze lime over rice and sprinkle with chopped Italian parsley.  Serve warm.


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2 thoughts on “Shrimp Pesto Fried Rice

    • Wow! Thank you so much for the compliment as well as the many likes, Silva. I appreciate them. I am glad you found my blog too.:) I love risotto. And, you just reminded me with the risotto recipe I created a long time ago that I shared to one of my friends. Thanks again for visiting my blog and following me. Welcome to Anna’s Cuisine. 🙂

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