Thai Fried Rice

Dan & I have come to love thai food, so we decided to try it at home! (Tomorrow is drunken noodles!) This was a huge success. I had my doubts. The fish sauce does not smell so good on its own. BUT this was delicious!! I found it on Gina’s Weight Watchers blog which is awesome.

Thai Fried Rice

-1 chicken breast (1 cup), cut in small cubes
-3 cups jasmine rice, cooked
-1/2 large onion, chopped
-3 cloves garlic, minced
-2 scallions, chopped
-3 egg whites, scrambled
-1 whole egg, scrambled
-2 tomatoes, sliced
-3 Thai chili peppers (optional)
-4 tsp vegetable oil
-4 tsp soy sauce (or more to taste)
-2 tsp fish sauce
-salt and pepper

Prepare rice ahead of time according to package instructions. It’s best if it’s made slightly on the dry side.

Heat a skillet or wok on a high flame. Meanwhile, season chicken with salt and pepper. When the wok is very hot, add 2 tsp oil. When the oil gets hot, add the chicken and cook on high a few minutes, tossing so that its browns all over. Remove chicken from wok and set aside, add the eggs and salt and cook a minute or two until done. Set aside.

Add the remaining oil to the wok and add the onion, scallions and garlic. Saute 1 minute, add the chili pepper and tomatoes and stir in all the rice. Add soy sauce and fish sauce stir to mix all the ingredients. Keep stirring a few minutes, then add egg and chicken back to the wok. Adjust soy sauce if needed and stir well another 30 seconds.

Modifications – I added a little oyster sauce & then used chili paste to flavor at the end. Spicy but good!! I also used only 1/2 a tomato & 2 chicken breasts instead of 1. ENJOY!

Source: Gina’s Weight Watchers Blog.


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