Fried Rice is everyone’s favorite; it is the best way to use up leftover steamed rice. This recipe calls for Thai Jasmine rice but any steamed rice can be used to make the Thai Fried Rice. The Thai basil herb distinguishes this recipe from other ethnic fried rice recipes.
How to cook Thai Jasmine Rice:
Take 1 cup of Thai jasmine rice and place in a medium pot. Rinse the rice with cold water and drain water at least three times to remove any debris. Add water to the sauce pan until the water levels 1 centimeter above the rice or 1 1/2 cups of water. Place a lid on the pot. Set the stove element to medium heat and place the pot on the element. After 20 minutes, turn the element off and let the rice rest for 10 more minutes.
Recipe for Thai Fried Rice:
2 cups Thai jasmine rice cooked
2 tablespoons oil
3 cloves garlic chopped
½ cup of frozen peas and carrots thawed
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 sprig of Thai basil chopped
1 sprig for green onion chopped
Instructions on making fried egg strips: In a small bowl, crack an egg and 1 tablespoon of soy sauce mix using a fork. Set the stove element to high heat and place a wok on top. Add 1 tablespoon each of oil and garlic into the wok. Add the egg and swirl the egg around the wok. Fold the fried egg in half and lip the egg again to cook the other side. Place the fried egg on to a cutting board. Once the fried egg is cooled, slice the egg finely and thinly to create long strips.
Instructions on making Thai Jasmine Fried Rice: Set the stove element to high heat and place a wok on top. Add 1 tablespoon each of oil and garlic into the wok. Add the thawed vegetables and mix for 1 minute. Add the cooked jasmine rice. Add 2 tablespoons each of oyster sauce and soy sauce. Mix to incorporate all ingredients and break any rice clumps. Once the rice is broken, add chopped Thai basil and green onions. Place the fried jasmine rice into a serving bowl and top with the fried egg strips.
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