Get all the details for this Thai fried rice recipe (khao pad goong ข้าวผัดกุ้ง) here:
Thai fried rice is a very typical street food dish in Thailand and you’ll find it at any restaurant you go to. It’s quite easy to make, and it’s usually pretty tasty as well. You can order Thai fried rice with any kind of meat you want, but probably the most popular version is with shrimp, which we will be making in this recipe right here.
When you make fried rice, if you don’t have all the ingredients mentioned in this video, you can alternatively just find whatever you have in your fridge and use that. I’ve made fried rice with all sorts of ingredients, like leftover grilled chicken or steak, and it turns out extremely delicious. So don’t be too concerned about ingredients you have, but if you do happen to have fresh shrimp, it does taste amazing. Like with many stir fried dishes, the most important thing is to first prepare all of your ingredients. Peel the shrimp, chop up the onion, garlic, Chinese broccoli, or whatever other vegetables you’re using, before you get started.
For the rice, it’s actually best to use day-old rice, as it has sort of dried out. However, if you only have fresh rice which has just been cooked, the best thing to do is put it in a bowl, and let it air dry for a while until it’s completely cooled. If you fry fresh rice directly from the hot pot when it’s still moist, it’s much easier for the rice to stick to the pan – so that’s why it’s best to use cooled or day-old rice.
In this Thai fried rice video, I’ll also be preparing prik nam pla (พริกน้ำปลา), which is the famous Thai condiment of chilies mixed with fish sauce. You’ll find this condiment at nearly every Thai street food restaurant, and it’s an absolute must when it comes to Thai fried rice. That’s what makes it uniquely Thai.
Here are the ingredients you’ll need to cook this Thai fried rice recipe:
Fried Rice with Shrimp (Khao Pad Goong ข้าวผัดกุ้ง)
1.5 cups of cooked rice cooled (or day old rice works well too) – Or just estimate about 1 normal bowl full
About 5 – 10 shrimp, head peeled, but tail on
¼ of a big white onion (or ½ of a very small white onion, like I used)
1 leaf of Chinese broccoli (or any crisp green leafy vegetable)
2 cloves garlic
½ tablespoon soy sauce
½ tablespoon oyster sauce
Pinch of sugar (optional)
1 tablespoon of oil for frying
Prik Nam Pla (Chilies in Fish Sauce พริกน้ำปลา)
5 Thai chilies
3 tablespoons of fish sauce
1/2 of a lime
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