Tomato Egg Fried Rice





Tomato Egg Fried Rice

This classic Chinese dish is fast, easy and vegetarian. It’s also a tasty way to use up leftovers, especially cold rice.



6 large eggs
1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/4 cup green peas
2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
2 scallions, finely chopped (reserve some chopped greens for garnish)
4 medium tomatoes (about 1 pound), each cut into 6 wedges
1 teaspoon sugar
4 cup white rice



Step 1:    Beat eggs with 1/2 teaspoon salt until smooth but not frothy.
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add eggs and cook, undisturbed, just until a thin film of cooked egg forms on bottom of skillet but most of eggs are still runny, 5 to 10 seconds. Immediately scrape eggs into a bowl. Wipe out skillet.


Step 2:     Heat oil in the same pan.  Add shrimp and cook, 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Set aside on a plate.


Step 3:    Heat remaining tablespoon oil in skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add scallions and stir-fry until just softened, about 30 seconds. Add tomatoes and cook, stirring and turning occasionally, until juices are released and tomatoes are slightly wilted but still intact, 4 to 6 minutes. Sprinkle sugar and 1/4 teaspoon salt over tomatoes and stir to combine.


Step 4:  Add green peas.  Return eggs to skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, until eggs are just cooked through. Serve sprinkled with reserved scallion greens.