Thai Inspired Fried Rice

I say Thai "inspired" because I used ingredients like lemon grass, green curry paste, coconut milk that are used widely in Thai cooking, but I cannot vouch for the authenticity of the manner in which it was cooked. This is kind of “Passport to Thailand” kind of a recipe made using ingredients on hand.

It is also “clean your fridge for next week’s grocery shopping” recipe too.This dish came about while thinking of IVAW-Thai being guest hosted by talented Priya @ Akshayapaatram and looking at the stragglers in the fridge. Its A Vegan World is a monthly blog event started by Lovely Vaishali @ Holy Cow.

This makes a quick dinner and great for lunch boxes too. Here’s how I made it.

Thai Inspired Fried Rice
I say Thai "inspired" because I used ingredients like lemon grass, green curry paste, coconut milk that are used widely in Thai cooking, but I cannot vouch for the authenticity of the manner in which it was cooked. This is kind of “Passport to Thailand” kind of a recipe made using ingredients on han...

Thai Inspired Fried Rice

Summary

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  • Coursemain course
  • CuisineFusion
  • Yield4 servings 4 serving
  • Cooking Time30 minutesPT0H30M
  • Preparation Time10 minutesPT0H10M
  • Total Time40 minutesPT0H40M

Ingredients

Basmati Rice
1½ cups
Extra firm Tofu packages, drained and cubed
1 12 oz.
Mixed veggies – (I used carrots, French cut beans, green pepper, peas)
3 cups
Onion – large, diced
1
Green chilies – sliced
2
Scallions – chopped
1 bunch
Green curry paste (I used store-bought)
3tbsps
Coconut milk – (I used store-bought)
¼ cup
Ginger
1”
Garlic
2 cloves
Lemon grass, soft fleshy part chopped
2tbsps
Soy sauce
2 tsps
Sambal Oleak (optional)
1tsp
Salt & Pepper
to taste

Steps

  1. Cook rice and keep aside to cool.
  2. Heat 1tbsp oil in a large sauté pan on medium high; sauté tofu till lightly brown on all sides, about 10-12 minutes; remove from the pan and keep aside.
  3. In the same pan, add ginger, garlic, lemon grass and sauté for 30seconds.
  4. Add green curry paste and sauté for couple of minutes until fragrant.
  5. Next add all the veggies and stir-fry on medium high until crisp tender. Add coconut milk, salt and pepper; cook for 5 minutes until the mixture dries out just a little bit. Add cooked rice, mix well and cook until heated through, another 5 minutes. Enjoy this spicy fried rice with some raita.
Thai Inspired Fried Rice
Thai Inspired Fried Rice
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