HAWAIʻI in the Kitchen: Garlic Shrimp Fried Rice

Recreate Bogart’s Café’s popular garlic shrimp fried rice at home.
Garlic Shrimp Fried Rice
Photo: Courtesy of Bogart’s Café

Garlic shrimp. Fried rice.

These are two food favorites in Hawaiʻi—and Bogart’s Café in Kapahulu on Oʻahu found a delicious way to combine the two.

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Mitchel Tomas, chef at the beloved café, shows you how to combine these two local staples—with really helpful tips—into a quick and easy meal anyone can make at home.

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Here’s the recipe:

Garlic Shrimp Fried Rice


  • 1 T. minced garlic
  • 2 T. butter
  • 6 shrimp, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 cups day-old rice (keep it in the fridge)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Handful of fresh spinach
  • 1 to 2 eggs, scrambled


Add garlic and butter to a pan and sauté until almost light brown. Add shrimp, toss and add rice. Season with salt and pepper. Keep tossing for an additional five minutes, then add spinach and scrambled eggs (prepared ahead of time). Serve and enjoy.

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