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Thai Fried Rice Recipes

Lip-smacking Thai Fried Rice Recipes to Entice Your Taste Buds

A staple of Thai cooking, the flavors in Thai fried rice is beyond words. Learn to cook like a pro with the recipes mentioned in the article.
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Jul 14, 2017
Thai fried rice, commonly known as khao phat, is typical to Central Thai cuisine. To translate khao phatd, khao stands for "rice" and phat means "something related to being stir-fried". To make the dish, instead of the long grain rice, Jasmine rice is used with ingredients like chicken, pork, beef, shrimp, crab, and eggs.

Khao Phat Kai - Chicken Fried Rice

Ingredients
  • Jasmine Rice (cooked), 1 cup
  • Onion (sliced), ¼ cup
  • Garlic (finely chopped), 1½ tsp
  • Scallions, 2 tbsp
  • Tomato, 1
  • Chicken, (cut in bite-size pieces), ⅓ cup
  • Salt, ½ tsp
  • White Soy Sauce, ½ tsp
  • White Sugar, ¼ tsp
  • Black Soy Sauce, ¼ tsp
  • Cooking Oil, ½ tbsp
  • Egg, 1
  • White Pepper Powder, ¼ tsp
Method
  • Dice tomato into medium-sized pieces, julienne the onion, and chop scallions into fine pieces.
  • Heat the oil on a high flame and add the onions in.
  • When the onion turn translucent, add garlic and stir well.
  • Now add the chicken pieces and cook until its cooked properly.
  • At this point, add rice along with diced tomatoes, and mix well.
  • Gather rice on one side of the wok and pour some oil on the empty side of the wok.
  • When the oil heats up, crack an egg on the oil and let the bottom side cook a bit.
  • With a spatula, scramble the egg and add soy sauce, fish sauce, sugar, and salt to it.
  • Mix eggs along with the rice, stir everything properly, and turn the heat off.
  • Place chicken rice in a plate and garnish with scallion greens and pepper powder.
  • Serve with lime wedges and cucumber slices.
Khao Phat Kung - Shrimp Fried Rice

Ingredients
  • Garlic (minced), 1½ tsp
  • Green Onions (thinly slices), ½ cup
  • Jalapeño (minced with the seeds), 4 tsp
  • Cooked Jasmine Rice, 3 cups
  • Sugar, 1 tsp
  • Soy Sauce, 2 tbsp
  • Fish Sauce, 2 tbsp
  • Shelled and cooked Shrimp, 1¼ cups
  • Fresh Cilantro (chopped), 1 cup
  • Fresh Basil Leaves, 1 cup
  • Toasted Sesame Oil, 1 tbsp
Method
  • Pour sesame oil into a wok and let it heat over medium flame.
  • Add garlic, onions, and jalapeño chilies to the oil, and stir for a few minutes.
  • Now add rice, sugar, soy sauce, and fish sauce to the onions, and combine all the ingredients together.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low and add shrimp in. Cook for a few minutes (shrimp doesn't take a long time to cook).
  • Once the shrimp is cooked, serve hot rice garnished with cilantro and sesame seeds. You can even serve with cucumber slices and lemon wedges.
Be sure to use a wok and not a pan to make the rice. It really helps get the flavors right.
Thai Shrimp Fried Rice
Thai Chicken Fried Rice