Thai Yellow Fried Rice

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Course: Main Recipe
Cuisine: Thai Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1.5 glasses - white rice, washed and drained
  • 2 tbsp - Thai yellow curry paste
  • 1/2 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 1 - onion - chopped
  • 1 inch stick cinnamon
  • 3 cloves - garlic, chopped
  • 1 glass - thick coconut milk
  • handful of chopped 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 and sugar to taste
  • 4 tbsp - olive oil
  • 1/4 cup - light soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp - fish/oyster sauce (optional)
  • 2 tbsp - Thai red-chilli paste/sauce
  • 1 cup - cooked boneless chicken, chopped (optional)

How to Make Thai Yellow Fried Rice

  • Heat oil in a non-stick deep vessel.
  • Fry the onions to pink, followed by the garlic, cinnamon, stock cube and curry paste. Fry well for 2 mins and then add the rice.
  • Toss and fold to coat the rice well - be gentle.
  • Fry for 1-2 mins, tossing in between.
  • Add the coconut milk, Thai basil leaves and 2 glasses water. Adjust salt and 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 and remaining ingredients, cover the vessel and toss.
  • Continue cooking till the rice is done.
  • Open and simmer until the grains dry up and are not too sticky (don't stir at this moment).
  • Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with chopped coriander, fish/oyster sauce and Thai red-chilli paste. Serve hot.