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…

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Recipe for four generous serves:

1 large packet of Jasmine ‘2 minute’ rice

Oil for frying (I used rice bran oil)

Aromatics

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

Sauce

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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