mearl223 On September - 29 - 2011

Thai Yellow fried-rice

So, u like Thai yellow curry.. & u like fried rice too – so why not fry & cook the rice in the yellow-curry base?? This is as tasty as creative!

PrepTime 10mins – Serves 2 – CookTime 20mins.





1.5 glasses white rice – washed & drained.
2 tbsp Thai yellow curry paste
1 onion – chopped
1″ stick cinnamon
3 cloves garlic – chopped
1 glass thick coconut milk
1/2 tsp turmeric pwd
a handful of chooped fresh coriander or Thai basil leaves
1-2 cups firm tofu cubes
1 cube stock (veg/non-veg)
1/2 cup frozen peas
1 chopped capsicum/ bell pepper
salt & sugar to taste
4 tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup light soy sauce
2 tbsp fish/oyester sauce (optional)
2 tbsp Thai red-chilli paste/sauce
1 cup cooked chicken/shrimp – chopped (optional)

Cooking Instructions
Heat oil in a non stick deep vessel.
Fry the onions to pink followed by the garlic, cinnamon, turmeric pwd, stock cube & curry paste.
Fry well for 2 mins & then add the rice. Toss & fold to coat the rice well – be gentle. Fry for 1-2 mins, tossing in between.
Add the coconut milk, Thai basil leaves & 2 glasses water – taste & add salt & sugar.
Bring to boil, then simmer, covered till the grains are almost (3/4th) cooked.
Add the chopped capsicum, peas, tofu cubes (chicken pieces if non-veg) & soya sauce, cover the vessel & toss around.
Continue cooking till the rice is done. Open & simmer until the grains dry up & are not too sticky (Don’t toss or stir at this moment).
Transfer to a serving dish & garnish with chopped coriander, fish/oyster sauce & Thai red-chili paste. Serve hot!

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