You’re telling me a shrimp fried this rice? No need to head to the hibachi when you’ve got a craving for some spicy shrimp fried rice with this Dantastic recipe. Fried rice is one of the most popular dishes in the world. It's easy to make comfort food that can be modified for a variety of diets! Here’s a pro tip on making shrimp fried, it’s best with 2-3 day old Jasmine rice.
We can trace the origins of fried rice back to the Sui Dynasty, more specifically somewhere in Yangzhou City between 589 - 618 A.D. It’s believed the meal came about as a matter of convenience and fiscal planning where lower income families would consume fried rice as a way to use rice and vegetables that were past their prime. However the stir fry technique used to make fried rice today didn’t become popular until the late Ming dynasty (1368-1644 AD). Fried rice grew in popularity in America during the influx of Chinese immigrants during the gold rush.
During the gold rush, Chinese workers in America become employed in generally low-income sectors such as agriculture, factories, mining or railroad construction. Some immigrants would prepare comfort food of their homelands and share with the community. This began the slow diffusion of dishes like shrimp fried rice in America.