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Thai Fried Rice

Written By Neerakar on Thursday, January 5, 2012 | 3:14 PM


What's one thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word 'Thai Food'? Well this answer will definitely defer from person to person. But the word that comes to my mind is Thai Fried Rice. In restaurants you will see a variation of Thai Fried rice and I have to say that although I haven't been lucky enough to taste one in Thailand, I am trying to replicate this dish with my twist. Here is my variation of Thai Fried Rice (Chilly Basil Fried Rice Chicken) and I am serving it with a side of Avocado Salsa (the recipe for Avocado Salsa is the same as the one with Katti Rolls) just to tone down the heat of the dish.

Ingredients: 
1) 1 whole red onions julienne
2) 1 bunch Basil Leaves Chopped
3) 3 Thai Hot chilies julienne
4) 3 garlic cloves chopped
5) 2 Red peppers julienne
6) 2 table spoon of garlic oil (optional)
7) 2 table spoon of Oyster Sauce
8) 2 tablespoon of Fish sauce
9) 2 Cups of cooked Thai Jasmine Rice
10) 2 lbs of boneless chicken thigh
11) 1 tea spoon sugar
12) 2 eggs

Directions:
In a hot pan pour some garlic oil or vegetable oil, fry you garlic and red chilies for about a minute. Keep on stirring otherwise your garlic will be get too burnt.
In the pan add the chicken and cook for about 5 minutes.
When the chicken is half cooked, add 1 table spoon of  oyster and fish sauce and stir. Then add tea spoon of sugar and half the bunch of basil leaves. This will infuse all the goodness of basil in the chicken. Cook for about 10 minutes.
As the chicken cooks, the bottom layer turns golden brown and all the water evaporates. At this point add the rice and stir properly.
Put it aside to rest for about 5 minutes. In mean while lets start the preparation for the the other half of the dish.
In a hot pan, heat half of a tea spoon of garlic or vegetable oil and stir fry the vegetables. As you can see instead of cooking everything together I am cooking everything separately. This ensures that flavor has been added to every single aspect of the dish.
 After about 3 minutes, make space in the middle of the pan to add the eggs. This step ensures that the egg is properly cooked before you mix it with the vegetables. After you have mixed the eggs with the vegetables, 1 tablespoon of fish sauce and oyster sauce.
Add the chicken and rice mixture. Then add the basil leaves and stir thoroughly.
 Take the pan off the heat and let it rest for about 2-3 minutes in the pan. Your Chili Basil Fried rice is ready to be served :)
Bon Apetit - Serving it with a side of Avocado Salsa. 
Enjoy!!!




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5 comments :

  1. Good job chef!!!
    Few things I miss here.
    1: I prefer either chicken or eggs (both are from high source of protein) calculation of calories??
    2: the plate is fully occupied....edge of the plate has to be free.
    3. Food is too shining...way too much oil used. (none stick pan…requires less oil)
    4. Hard to see the chicken ...nice if you throw the plain rice not too brown (white n light brown)
    5: Basil got just lost inside the plate....I would prefer green capsicum or green garlic/onion leaves for color...but you are right if it’s a basil base.
    After all u r great chef ….keep on @
    Waiting for your response???
    Regards
    From EU

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  2. Oh definitely.. The beauty about fried rice is that you can substitute pretty much anything. The core ingredients has to be there for example, oyster sauce, fish sauce. If you have these you can substitute the vegetables and proteins.

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  3. Yes, i definitely agree with Krish it looks very oily and the other thing is i don't think that fried rice goes with avocado salsa/ guacamole i think it's just a weird combination. I think there is too much going around on the plate. If you see a plate full of food then you know some people just lost the interest and might loss their appetite too so, you wanna keep it simple; little at a time. I think presentation is very important. So, hopefully next time you'll consider what i say. Besides, i'm nepali too that's why if some one from my country is doing something creative i'm always forward to encourage them. So, it's just few advice that i'm giving you which i think is important i'm not criticizing it. Then all the best. Go Neerakar!

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  4. @ rusel Thank you so much for your comment. Any advice or criticism is good and will further my abilities :) Thank you!!

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  5. just passing by_ but others are too critical for good looking thai fried rice. Guacamole is definitely a nice touch. I'll try out -Thai food guru

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