Thai Style Fried Rice with Vegetables

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Thai Fried Rice (Khao Pad, ข้าวผัด) is an easy dish and popular menu in Thailand. Steamed rice is usually fried with crab meat or chicken and eggs until they are golden brown. It is seasoned with fish sauce, lime and spring onions. However, you can also make a vegetarian or even vegan dish by leaving the meat and eggs out. Optionally, you can prepare this dish with small shrimps and vegetables to make it more colourful in richer in vitamins 🙂 This is what I recommend and prefer. I prepare this dish without eggs.

My Thai Fried Rice

Thai Fried Rice with Vegetables (photo: Sirinya Pakditawan)

Thai Fried Rice with Vegetables (photo: Sirinya Pakditawan)

Here is what you need to prepare 2 portions:

  • 100g small shrimps or crab meat
  • 2 large cups of steamed or cooked rice
  • ¼ cup  of onion (chopped)
  • 2 TSP garlic (chopped)
  • 2 TSP spring onion
  • ½ cup of sliced green (long) beans
  • ½ cup of red bell pepper
  • ¼ cup of carrots
  • ¼ cup of aubergines or zucchini (optional)
  • some (Thai) basil leaves (optional)
  • 2 TSP soy sauce
  • 1 TSP sugar
  • ½ TSP ground pepper
  • 4 TSP cooking oil

Preparation:

First, take a pan or wok and heat the cooking oil on a high heat. Put in the onions and garlic and fry until fragrant. Then add the vegetables that you have (e.g. beans, bell pepper, carrots and aubergines) and stir-fry them shortly. Then put in the rice and keep on stirring. Now it’s time for seasoning – put in the soy sauce, sugar and pepper. Finally, add the shrimps or crab meat. If you have spring onions and/or basil leaves, add them too. Mix everything together well. You’re ready to serve!

You may garnish your Thai Fried Rice with spring onions and basil leaves if you like.

Have a delicious meal!

Yours, Sirinya

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