They say spicy food makes you eat less and speeds up your metabolism. I’m not sure how true that is, but I do like some spice in my food once in a while and I feel satisfied with smaller portions. I made this with brown rice, which has more fiber, therefore keeps you full longer and a nice firm texture for fried rice. Every bite of this rice, is loaded with shrimp and a little bit of heat!
Spicy Shrimp Fried Rice
Gina’s Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 4 • Size: 1-1/2 cups • Old Points: 6 pts • Points+: 8 pts
Calories: 307.3 • Fat: 7.0 g • Protein: 22.7 g • Carb: 37.4 g • Fiber: 3.5 g
- 3 cups brown rice cooked
- 1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined (peeled weight is .75 lb)
- 2 egg whites, scrambled
- 1 whole egg, scrambled
- 1/2 onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, diced
- 5 scallions, chopped, whites and greens separated
- oil spray
- 1 tbsp sesame oil with cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (or more to taste)
- 4 tsp soy sauce (or more to taste)
- 1 tsp Asian fish sauce
- salt and fresh pepper
In a bowl, season shrimp with cayenne pepper, chili powder, paprika, salt, pepper and garlic powder.
Scramble eggs with a drop of water and season with salt and pepper. In a hot wok, spray a little oil and cook the eggs. When cooked, remove from pan and set aside.
Let the wok get really hot. Add sesame oil and saute onions, scallion whites, garlic and hot pepper flakes for about 1-2 minutes. Add shrimp and saute until no longer translucent. Add rice and cooked egg along with soy sauce and fish sauce, mixing well for about 2 minutes. Add greens of the scallions and serve.