My first post!

My first post!

Last night I made my version of Kao Pad (Thai Fried Rice). Lately I have been trying to ‘eat well’ (lose weight), so I’ve been eating less carbs particularly at night. Unfortunately, I love rice, and have been craving spicy Thai fried rice. I checked out a number of recipes and came up with this one. I have use ‘quick rice’ but if your more organized  you can of course cook your own.

Also my recipes will be never be very accurate, please alter to your taste…


Recipe for four generous serves:

1 large packet of Jasmine ‘2 minute’ rice

Oil for frying (I used rice bran oil)


small piece of ginger finely copped

3 or so coriander roots finely chopped

2 small hot chillis finely chopped

3 kaffir lime leaves finely shredded

1 stick of lemon grass finely chopped

2 cloves of garlic finely chopped

Meat , Veg and Eggs

3 eggs

1 onion diced

3 chicken thigh fillets diced

2 carrots diced

200gs Mushrooms ( i used shimeji)

100gs finely shredded cabbage

half a bag of bean sprouts

half a bunch of spring onions (white part) finely sliced


juice of a lime

2 tsp of white sugar

fish sauce to taste

1 tsp soy sauce

2 tsp oyster sauce

To Serve

Boiled eggs

Coriander leaves

Lime quarters

  • Cook rice, so that it cools and drys out a bit ( I believe the proper way to make fried rice, is to pre-cook, lay out on trays and refrigerate so the rice stay separate)
  • make a simple omelet with eggs, roll and slice
  • combined and stir sauce ingredients to dissolve sugar
  • heat about 2 tbs of oil in a wok or fry pan
  • fry aromatics until fragent
  • add onion and chicken and stir fry until chicken is almost cooked
  • add carrots and cook for another minute
  • add mushrooms and cabbage and cook for another minute
  • add sprouts, spring onion and omelet and combine
  • Add rice and combine, and stir through sauce, cook until all is heat through
  • Serve in bowl with topping of your choice.
  • YUM


Not quite as good as my local take away, but the rice and good whack of chilli and lime really hit the spot!


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