This Pink & Green Shrimp Fried Rice is representative of flavors you’d find at the Hawaiian sugar plantation potlucks of my youth. Yum!
Nothing made my mouth water quite as much as an invitation to a plantation potluck. There were some fine home cooks on the sugar plantation I grew up on on the Big Island of Hawaii. There would certainly be Japanese mochi, Hawaiian kalua pig, Chinese chicken hekka and, of course, fried rice … all made by women who knew what they were doing, had been doing it for decades, all following recipes that had been brought to the islands by boat (or memory) and passed down from one generation to the next.
Last night I thought I would attempt to come up with my own variation of that beloved fried rice. I’m calling it Pink and Green Shrimp Fried Rice for the green hued vegetables and succulent pink shrimp I used.
I had three three bowls of it, an indication of how good I thought it was! It makes a great (and quick) weeknight meal or side dish.