Our nutty, clay-red Kermes Rice makes gorgeous, compelling fried rice dishes. In this recipe the addition of XO sauce creates a deep umami flavor, which is echoed in the succulent shrimp and our convenient sweet Organic Garlic Flake.

Prep time: 5 min

Cook time: 60 min

Total time: 65 min

Fried Kermes Rice with Shrimp
Copyright Recipe © 2015 Woodland Foods



  1. Add 1 cup Kermes Rice to 4 cups water in large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 40 minutes or until tender. Spread onto baking sheet to cool, fluffing and breaking up any clumps with fork.

  2. Heat wok or large skillet (not nonstick) over medium-high heat until smoking. Add 1 tablespoon oil. Immediately add shrimp, and cook without moving for 60 seconds, until just opaque. Transfer to plate. Carefully wash and dry wok, and place over low heat.

  3. Beat eggs with Shaoxing wine and salt in small bowl; set aside.

  4. Increase heat under wok to medium-high. Add onions, and stir-fry until translucent. Add rice to onions, then pour in egg mixture. Stir and lift mixture constantly for about 90 seconds, coating rice in thin layer of scrambled egg.

  5. Mix in XO sauce and peas, tossing to thoroughly combine and heat peas through. Taste for seasoning, adding salt and black pepper to taste. Add shrimp and scallion, and toss to combine.

  6. Serve rice topped with Organic Garlic Flake