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Shrimp Fried Rice Quesadillas

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


2 servings

Easy to make and always a treat, these fun quesadillas are bursting with flavor. The pepper Jack cheese gives them a nice kick. Feel free to add leftover fried rice.—Artland Campbell, Hyannis, Massachusetts
Shrimp Fried Rice Quesadillas Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/4 pound uncooked shrimp (41-50 per pound), peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped sweet red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green pepper
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/3 cup cooked long grain rice
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 flour tortillas (8 inches)
  • 2 slices pepper jack cheese (3/4 ounce each)


  1. In a small skillet, saute the shrimp, onion and peppers in 1 tablespoon butter until shrimp turn pink; remove and keep warm.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk the egg. In the same skillet, heat 1 tablespoon butter until hot. Add egg; cook and stir over medium heat until egg is completely set. Stir in the rice, soy sauce and shrimp mixture.
  3. Spread remaining butter over 1 side of each tortilla. Place tortillas butter side down, on a griddle. Place a slice of cheese on each tortilla. Sprinkle shrimp mixture over half of each tortilla. Fold over and cook over low heat until cheese is melted, 1-2 minutes on each side. Cut into wedges.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 511 calories, 30g fat (16g saturated fat), 242mg cholesterol, 903mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 24g protein.

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