Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Thai chicken fried rice


3-4 tbsp extra chicken stock for stir-frying
1 egg
3-4 green spring onions, sliced
Handful of fresh basil
3-4 tbsp oil for stir-frying
4 minced garlic cloves
1 shallot, finely chopped
5 kaffir lime leaves, snipped
6 cups cooked rice, (preferably several days old)
1 to 1+1/2 boneless chicken breasts, cut into very small pieces

For stir fry sauce:

1/2 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp white pepper
1 tsp Thai chilli sauce
4 tbsp chicken stock
3 tbsp fish sauce
1 tbsp soya sauce

Thai chicken fried rice


Place cold rice in a large mixing bowl and drizzle over 1/2 to 1 tablespoon oil and mix it well with your fingers, making them individual grains. Set aside.
Now mix all stir-fry Sauce ingredients together in a cup and set aside.

Place 2 tablespoon oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and shallot and stir-fry for almost 30 seconds till it releases fragrance.

Thai chicken fried rice

Add the chicken and lime leaf strips and stir-fry again for about 3-4 minutes, or until chicken is cooked properly. When the pan becomes dry, add a little of the extra chicken stock, 1-2 tbsp at a time, to keep ingredients frying nicely.

As you push the ingredients to the sides of the wok or pan, drizzle a little oil into the center. Crack the egg into this space and quickly stir-fry to scramble it. When the egg is cooked, combine it with the other ingredients.

Now next you have to add the rice and pour over the stir-fry sauce. Stir-fry the rice together with the other ingredients. Continue stir-frying in this way until the rice gives a consistent color. After 5-7 minutes remove from heat.

Add the spring onion and toss well. You can add more fish sauce inplace of salt until desired flavor is reached. Take the basil leaves and place them in a pile on top of one another.

Roll them together and slice into thin strips. Sprinkle some over each portion of fried rice. If required you can also sprinkle over a little fresh-cut red chili or can serve the dish with Thai chilli sauce on the side. Enjoy the Thai chicken fried rice!!!!

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