Fried Rice will be cooked at least once a week in a typical Thai home. Usually fried rice combination will be made on the fly with the ingredients available at hand. Also, fried rice is easy to make with the left over rice and perfectly suited for parties of all sort.
Thai Curry paste can be bought in stores and refrigerated, since I didn’t have it, I made the curry paste myself. I also made my own combination of veggies and meat. Instead of Chicken, shrimp can also be used or it can be cooked only with vegetables.
When it’s this easy to make at home, who says no to try it out !!!
|Basmati Rice/ Long grain Rice||1 cup|
|Pineapple slices||1 cup|
|Coconut Milk||1/4 cup|
|Green Chili||2 nos|
|Coriander Leaves||2 stks|
|Spring Onion||2 nos|
|Soy Sauce||1 tbsp|
|For Curry Paste:|
|Coriander Powder||1 tsp|
|Red Chili||3 nos|
Cook rice and allow it to cool down to get it separated. Grid the ingredients given in “For Curry Paste” section to a fine paste. Chop the pineapple, mushroom, broccoli and chicken into very small pieces. Slice green chilies lengthwise in to a very thin slices.
In a non-stick pan, add oil 1 tsp and add the cut chicken, salt -1/4 tsp and cook in medium high for 2-3 min until it’s cooked well.Stir often.
In the same pan add the coconut milk and allow it to cook in medium heat till the oil floats on the surface. Add the curry paste and cook till the raw smell leaves and get a nice fragrance.
Add the Mushroom and fry for 30 sec. Add the chicken, pineapple and broccoli and mix them well. Add the rice, soy sauce and sugar. Taste for salt and add it if necessary.
Garnish with the coriander leaves, spring onion and sliced green chilies.
- Rice can be cooked earlier or left over rice can also be used. But fry for some more min at the end in medium flame.
- Vegetables and meat of any choice can be added.
(*) Best accompanied with any Thai veg or non-veg curry.