Thai Fried Rice

Thai Fried Rice is a meal I make about once a week for the family.  Everyone likes it and it is very inexpensive to make.  I use ingredients I have in the refrigerator often experimenting with new and different inclusions.  Sometimes I add celery and/or broccoli, other times I leave the meat out.  Somehow no matter what I do to this recipe it always turns out good.

The flavor is controlled by the amount of fish sauce you use.  So, taste before serving and if you feel your Thai Fried Rice needs more flavor, add a bit more fish sauce.  I love cilantro and though it is always an ingredient in Thai Fried Rice when you order it at a Thai restaurant, I put it on the table in a separate dish and offer it as something you can add to your Thai Rice if you want to.  In my house, cilantro is a very polarizing herb – some of us like it lots and others hate it.

Ingredients

  • 4 c. jasmine rice
  • 3 tbsp. vegetable oil (or sesame oil)
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 10 oz. pork, chicken or beef
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 3 tbsp. fish sauce
  • 1 onion cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 3 tbsp. fresh cilantro (optional)

Directions

  • Heat oil in a frying pan and fry garlic
  • Add meat and fry for 5 minutes
  • Pour eggs into center of pan. Stir until beginning to set then add rice and stir well.
  • Sprinkle fish sauce over and mix well.
  • Add onions and stir them through. Remove from heat.
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