Dehydrated Shrimp Fried Rice

Recipe score:

Okay, this recipe is killer. On top of this meal being hella tasty, it’s packed with over 44g of protein and 61g of carbs – making it a fantastic meal to refuel on adventures. 

Prep Time: 30 mins

Cooking Method: Dehydrating

Cooking Time: < 14 hours

Yield: 1

Ingredients:

  • 6 dehydrated medium – large shrimp
  • 1 tbsp dehydrated egg (1 egg raw) or substitute for 1 tbsp egg powder)
  • 3/4 cup dehydrated rice or instant rice (1 cup cooked rice; any type) 
  • 1 heaping tbsp dehydrated peas (1/4 cup fresh/frozen)
  • 1 heaping tbsp dehydrated carrots (1/4 cup fresh/frozen carrots, chopped)
  • 2 heaping tbsps dehydrated corn (1/4 cup fresh/frozen niblets)
  • 1 heaping tsp white onion (2 tbsp fresh; chopped) 
  • 1/2 tsp dehydrated garlic (1 garlic clove fresh), or heavy pinch garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp dehydrated ginger (approx 1/4″ fresh ginger finely chopped, or heavy pinch garlic powder
  • 1-2 tbsp soy sauce 
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. If marinating shrimp (optional – see notes below), marinate shrimp for 20-30 minutes ( if using lime or lemon juice) – up to 2 hours if not using an acidic juice. 
  2. In the meantime, scramble the egg (avoiding using oils on pan if possible). 
  3. Once marinating is complete, place shrimp in dehydrator and dry at 160o  for approx 6 hours. 
  4. Once shrimp is almost done dehydrating, scramble the egg  (avoiding using oils on pan if possible) and prepare the vegetables. 
  5. If using raw carrots (not frozen), cut into 1/4″ thick quarters and blanch for 2 minutes. Set aside.  
  6. Dice onion and garlic. Set aside. 
  7. Once shrimp is done dehydrating, remove from dehydrator and replace with all vegetables (use a mesh tray insert) and dry at 135o  for approx 4-6 hours. 
  8. While vegetables and egg are dehydrating, cook rice. Scoop out 1 cup of cooked rice and mix in 1-2 tbsps soy sauce. (This is to add and preserve extra flavour in the rice once dried). Set aside. 
  9.  Once vegetables and egg are done dehydrating, remove and replace with rice in dehydrator on a mesh liner, or even a fruit leather tray, and dry at 135o for approx 2 hours. 
  10. When rice is complete, combine all ingredients into a sealable container. 
Voilà! Your shrimp rice is ready to go! (see how to rehydrate below)

Notes:

  • For extra flavour, marinate the shrimp in teriyaki sauce, sriracha (or other hot sauce), brown sugar and lemon or lime juice for 20-30 minutes
  • You can swap the rice with minute rice, but will need to bring some soy sauce to add to dish while rehydrating
  • You can dehydrate frozen vegetables 
  • Learn how to make your own dehydrated ingredients from our Dehydrating 101 post
  • Check out our post Where to Buy Dehydrated and Freeze-dried Ingredients

How to "rehydrate" before consuming:

  1. Add 1 cup boiling water
  2. Stir
  3. Let sit for approx. 15-20 mins
  4. Stir & enjoy

Rehydrating Tips:

  • Use a container with a lid to contain as much heat as possible… Have a packable insulated container? Even better. 
  • After soak time is finished, add more hot water if you find the meal dry or crunchy. 

*Nutrition information is estimated using an online nutrition calculator. Actual nutrition facts may vary.


Per Serving:

Calories: 458 kcal  Protein: 44g  Carbs: 61g  Fat: 5g Fibre: 4g

Sugar: 6g  Sodium: 900mg  Saturated Fat: 2g  Cholesterol: 160mg 

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Josh Sanders
5 months ago

Looks yummy! I’ll have to try it out someday🙏🏼

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