TikTok Is Freaking Out Over Nicki Minaj's Shrimp Fried Rice

Open up the menu at any Chinese restaurant and you'll likely find an entire section devoted to fried rice. Chicken fried rice, pork fried rice, veggie fried rice — there are tons of variations of the popular order. The dish typically consists of white rice that's (of course) fried with a type of protein such as eggs, and chunks of vegetables. According to Master Class, it started back in sixth-century China as a way to use up leftover rice and has since become a staple main course.

While you might associate fried rice with Friday night takeout, you can easily make the Chinese dish at home. It's a great way to use up things in the fridge, especially that container of rice you made for dinner the other night and have yet to eat. You can find plenty of recipes for fried rice on sites like Pinterest and food blogs like The Woks of Life, but you can also take inspiration from TikTok, specifically Nicki Minaj's TikTok. The rapper recently posted a video of her homemade shrimp fried rice and people are obsessed with it.

People think Nicki Minaj's fried rice looks delicious

If you're a fan of fried rice, Nicki Minaj understands your obsession. The Grammy-winning hip-hop artist recently posted a video to her TikTok of some shrimp fried rice that she whipped up at home. Hashtagged #NickiWetSpicyShrimpFriedRICE, the video features a paper plate full of her homemade creation, which looks like a delicious blend of shrimp, rice, and veggies. "This might be the best thing I ever invented," she says as she shows off her culinary creation. Fans sound equally impressed, complimenting Nicki on her chef skills. "You're a genius," one person said, while another asked, "Sis where's mine at??"

While many begged Minaj for a tutorial, she has yet to share (although she hinted she might!). But here's a tip: If you want to try making Nicki's shrimp fried rice at home, it might be best to use stale or leftover rice if you've got it. According to Serious Eats, day-old rice holds up better during frying and won't turn into a bowl of mush.