Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Thai Fried Rice with Chicken

You will soon start seeing a lot of Thai dishes here at Delishhh.  You might have learned recently that my favorite food is Thai food and also one of my favorite places on this planet is Thailand.  I always tell people that if you could only go to ONE place in Asia, go to Thailand.  The people are amazing and so nice, the service is as good as it gets, the food is just one if it’s kind with its delicious fresh ingredients and all these flavors, I just drool thinking about it.  Then the county is beautiful with mountains and rain forest in the north and beautiful beaches in the south.  There is a price range for everyone in Thailand and even the 2-3 star hotels are excellent hotels compared to the US, which could be a dump. But before you go, you have to like hot and humid weather or Thailand is not for you.  I will write more about Thai food and Thailand, as we go on, place to eat and things to see. But let’s start with an easy one which is Thai Fried Rice with Chicken.

I might be bias but I think the Thai make the best fried rice.  The key ingredient to Thai fried rice is fish sauce.  To me that is what makes good fried rice.  For those that are new to fish sauce you might think it sounds awful but if you want to cook Thai food you need to have it in your kitchen.  It smells fishy but it does not taste fishy, at least not to me.  It taste a little bit like soy sauce but better.  In Thailand you also get fish sauce with Thai chilies “Prik Nam Pla” if you want to add some spiciness this is always served as a condiment to all Thai dishes.  I usually crave fried rice now and then.  If I have left over rice and chicken I usually make it.  It is very easy to make and doesn’t take anymore than 20 minutes if you already have chicken and rice laying around.  Just make sure your rice is hot before you add it.   

Thai Fried Rice with Chicken

2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 onion chopped
6 garlic cloves chopped
4 oz cooked chicken
3 eggs beaten
4 cups cooked Jasmine rice (warm not cold)
2 tbsp fish sauce
1 tbsp soy sauce
4 green onions chopped
1 red pepper
1 tbsp cilantro chopped

Garnish:
1 wedge of lime
2 slices of English cucumber
Fish sauce

Heat a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat and add oil.  Then add the onion, garlic, peppers and stir for 1 minute.  Add chicken and stir for 2 minutes. 

Add fish sauce, soy sauce and green onions. Then add cooked rice and stir.  Once all mixed add the eggs and make sure you stir it all well through.

Serve with Garnish.

When you are ready to eat squeeze the lime all over your fried rice and add more fish sauce or “Prik Nam Pla” for taste.

Enjoy!

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14 Responses to “Thai Fried Rice with Chicken”

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    Will — June 2, 2010 @ 9:01 am

    Thank you so much for your kind words over on my blog – they made my day! Hope you’ll stop by again sometime. Will

    • Delishhh replied: — June 7th, 2010 @ 3:03 pm

      Will, you are so welcome! Hope to see you soon again too!

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    Piper — June 2, 2010 @ 6:11 pm

    Thanks for your sweet comment today :)! Love hearing from new readers! And your blog is so full of yummy things – my hubby and I have really gotten into Thai food lately so I’m definitely printing this recipe out and trying it!!

    • Delishhh replied: — June 7th, 2010 @ 3:05 pm

      Piper, so how did it go? How was the fried rice?

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    FROM THE RIGHT BANK — June 3, 2010 @ 9:19 am

    Thai food is definitely one of my favorites. I’d love to give this recipe a try. Thank you for visiting my blog and taking time to comment!

    • Delishhh replied: — June 7th, 2010 @ 3:11 pm

      From the right bank – thanks for stopping by – I am a good friend of Monika at Splendidwillow.com and she said to look at your site. Plus the interview was fabulous. Hope the move to ATL went smoothly.

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    Stephanie — June 3, 2010 @ 9:38 pm

    I love fish sauce, I’ve never used it in fried rice before.. but I will now!

    • Delishhh replied: — June 7th, 2010 @ 3:42 pm

      Stephanie – I am so glad you said you love fish sauce! 🙂 Makes me smile. So have any good recipes you just pour some fish sauce into?

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    Deanna — June 4, 2010 @ 3:11 pm

    I love Thai food. I just made Thai turkey burgers, but completely forget to measure amounts. I have to make this fried rice though. I adore fish sauce. I might add some shrimp though.

    • Delishhh replied: — June 7th, 2010 @ 3:43 pm

      Deanna – Another person that love fish sauce 🙂 that is awesome. So please tell me what do you put in your thai turkey burders, i am so curious now and hungry! Shirmp in Thai fried rice is perfect!

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    Jen — June 22, 2010 @ 9:10 am

    Sounds like a great dish! I love Thailand. It’s a beautiful place. I don’t remember having fried rice there. I usually had the noodle dishes like Pad Thai or Pad See-ew. They do make great food there and the people are very friendly.

    • Delishhh replied: — June 24th, 2010 @ 7:49 pm

      Jen – I agree with you about Thailand. Next time you go have the fried rice 🙂 But you can’t go wrong with Pad Thai or Pad See-ew. Where do you usually go when you are there?

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