Shrimp fried rice is my favorite thing to order at any Chinese or Japanese
restaurant! But we all know it’s packed with butter and oil – that’s why it’s an
occasional treat. That’s why we created this lighter healthy version that’s
Weight Watchers friendly! Only 5 WW points per serving and you can eat it
any day of the week.

You won’t even notice that you’ve skipped the butter and extra oils with
each tasty bite. It is still delicious and satisfying with far fewer calories, fats,
and processed ingredients. It’s perfect with a little splash of soy sauce and
some sparkling water. You can even substitute cauliflower rice for 3 WW
points.

So if you’re looking for a healthy Weight Watchers friendly shrimp fried rice
recipe that’s also flavorful, quick, and easy – look no further. Plus it’s ready
in just 30 minutes and requires minimal prep work.

Source: Drizzle Me Skinny

Why you should try this Weight Watchers Shrimp Fried
Rice recipe

  • This recipe is fast- it’s ready in about 30 minutes.
  • It’s versatile- you can make it for meal prep or family dinner.
  • The flavor combination of shrimp, rice, and eggs is mouthwatering.
  • It’s healthy because there’s no butter or oil.
  • The perfect balance of healthy protein and balanced natural carbs.
  • Easily adaptable as you can substitute any vegetables like spinach or mushrooms.
  • Only 5 WW points per serving.
  • Substitute cauliflower rice to reduce your points to 3!

Weight Watchers Shrimp Fried Rice Ingredients

  • ½ lbs raw shrimp de-shelled and deveined
  •  ¾ cup dry rice
  •  2 ¼ cups chicken broth
  •  3 eggs
  •  1 cup chopped broccoli
  •  Cooking spray
  •  2 to 3 garlic cloves, finely minced
  •  ¼ cup chopped red onion
  •  ½ one lime – for juice
  •  1 tsp salt
  •  ½ tsp black pepper
  •  ½ tsp paprika
  •  ½ tsp black garlic powder
  •  ¼ onion powder
  •  ¼ tsp chili flakes
  •  1 oz cilantro
  •  1 oz diced green onion
Shrimp fried rice ingredients on table top.
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How to make Weight Watchers Shrimp Fried Rice (step by step)

  1.  Mix the spices together in a small bowl
  2. Season your shrimp
  3. Heat your skillet and spray it with cooking spray
  4. Sauté onions and garlic for 2 minutes
  5.  Add the shrimp into the pan with cilantro and green onion
  6.  Cook them for two minutes then flip them over
  7.  Add the broccoli in and cook another 2-3 minutes
  8.  Transfer the shrimp and broccoli into a clean mixing bowl and set aside
  9.  Combine rice and chicken broth in the skillet and bring to a simmer then reduce heat to low
  10.  cover the pot with its lid
  11.  Cook the rice for 12-15 minutes
  12.  Remove the lid and crack the eggs into the rice and stir them in
  13.  Continue to simmer until the eggs are fully cooked
  14.  Add the shrimp
  15. Serve

Weight Watchers Shrimp Fried Rice Variations/Substitutions

  • Substitute any vegetable you want like spinach, kale, Bok choy, cauliflower, baby
    corn, and more.
  • Use beef, vegetable, or even seafood broth instead of chicken if you like.
  • You can substitute white or yellow onion for red.

FAQ/Tips and Tricks Section for Making Weight Watchers Shrimp Fried Rice

  • Pat the shrimp dry with a paper towel before seasoning.
  • Save some extra seasoning to add to the broccoli.
  •  Keep an eye on your rice, if it needs more liquid just add a bit more broth.
  •  Reduce cholesterol and fat by only adding egg whites.
  •  Make this dish keto by using cauliflower rice.

FAQ

Do You Have To Wash Rice?

Do you have to wash rice, no. Should you wash your rice? Yes! That’s because this
ultimate pantry staple is covered in excess starch which makes it very grainy when
cooked. If you want the perfect pot of rice rinsing it is a key step. In addition to starch,
you want to rinse off excess debris, chemicals, dirt, dust, and even bugs!

Can I Substitute Cauliflower Rice?

Yes you can replace rice with cauliflower rice for a keto-friendly meal with only 3 Weight
Watchers points! Cauliflower is super healthy and easy to add to this meal. Just add it
into the skillet with your shrimp alongside the broccoli.

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Healthy Shrimp Fried Rice

A quick, healthy and delicious shrimp fried rice. Only 5 Weight Watchers points.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Calories 282 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 lbs raw shrimp de-shelled and deveined
  • 3/4 cup dry rice
  • 2 1/4 cups chicken broth
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup chopped broccoli
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 lime
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp black garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp chili flakes
  • 1 oz cilantro
  • 1 oz diced green onion
  • cooking spray

Instructions
 

  • Mix the spices together in a small bowl
  • Season your shrimp
  • Heat your skillet and spray with cooking spray
  • Sauté onions and garlic for 2 minutes
  • Add the shrimp into the pan with cilantro and green onion
  • Cook them for two minutes then flip them over
  • Add the broccoli in and cook another 2-3 minutes
  • Transfer the shrimp and broccoli into a clean mixing bowl and set aside
  • Combine rice and chicken broth into the skillet and bring to a simmer then reduce heat to low
  • cover the pot with its lid
  • Cook the rice for 15-18 minutes
  • Remove the lid and crack the eggs into the rice and stir them in
  • Continue to simmer until the eggs are fully cooked
  • Add the shrimp and broccoli back in
  • Serve

Notes

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily
diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Recipe analyzed by
5 ww points with Rice and 3 WW points if substituted for cauliflower rice.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 4gCalories: 282kcalCarbohydrates: 33.1gProtein: 23.4gFat: 5.6gSaturated Fat: 1.6gCholesterol: 242mgSodium: 1210mgPotassium: 451mgFiber: 1.8gSugar: 1.7gCalcium: 111mgIron: 3mg
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  1. Thank you for the recipes, but I noticed that the serving size and the number that the recipe can serve are no longer included with the recipes. Why is that information not available?

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