Thai recipe: vegetable fried rice

On every single street corner in Thailand there’s food. I love this, because I love food. My absolute favourite Thai dish is chicken cashew rice, but the runner up is definitely fried rice. Just so simple, extremely tasty and, like I already said, available on practically every street corner. You can imagine I ate insane amounts of fried rice when I was in Thailand.

Like, embarassing amounts.

It got to the point where travel buddies would be semi in shock if I opted for something else instead of fried rice. Anyway: During my cooking course in Chiang Mai I got this little cook book, and there’s a fried rice recipe in there! So here’s my take on this Thai Fried Rice recipe.

Delicious & easy Thai Fried Rice: the ingredients (serves 2)

  • 2 cups of cooked rice (cook the rice the night before and put it in the fridge)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 yellow onion (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tomato (diced into 1cm cubes)
  • 1 cup of diced carrot (diced into 0,5cm cubes)
  • 2 cloves of garlic (chopped)
  • 2 spring onion (sliced into 0,5cm pieces)
  • 1/2 ice berg lettuce (sliced)
  • 2 wedges of lime
  • (optional: 100 gr. pork or chicken, sliced)

If you have kale, you can add this as well.

Instructions

  1. Make sure to cook the rice according to instructions a few hours (or a complete day) prior. Otherwise your rice will become mushy when you fry it.
  2. Heat oil in a wok and add the chicken / pork. Stir until cooked.
  3. Add yellow onion, carrot, garlic and the white pieces of the spring onion. Cook for little over a minute.
  4. Add the tomato and stir well.
  5. Add the eggs and stir continously.
  6. Now add the rice and keep stirring. Make sure to scrape the bottom of the wok to prevent the rice from sticking. Keep stirring and frying untill you’ve reached the desired “dryness”.
  7. Add the soy sauce, oyster sauce and sugar. Stir well and heat for a minute or so.
  8. Serve your Thai Fried Rice with the green parts of the spring onion, the lettuce and wedges of lime.

Little note: Since the boyfriend doesn’t really like rice dishes, I made this without meat and served it with chicken satay. This way he does like it.

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