What I like about Thai food is the flavour. It’s strong but not overpowering. I like how they incorporate the use of fruits and nuts in simple dishes like fried rice- making it ultra special.
I adapted this Thai style fried rice by asking my Thai friend, tasting the fried rice we had at a restaurant recently and reading some recipes online. By no means it is authentic but it certainly adds a bit of Thai flair to normal every day cooking.
I served this with a Green Chicken Curry.
Thai Style Pineapple Fried Rice
2 cups of cooled cooked rice
around 150 gram of pineapple chunks
1 cup of small prawns
1 tsp of garlic and ginger
2 bird egg chili chopped
2-3 tsp of tumeric
3-4 tablespoon of fish sauce
1 tablespoon of white sugar
1 cup of frozen peas
1/4 cup of sultanas/rasins
1/2 cup of cashews
2 eggs lightly beaten
Saute chili garlic and ginger. Add prawns in. When done, remove prawns and set aside. Cook rice till very hot, adding pepper. Adding seasoning and frozen peas after around 5 minutes. Dont forget the prawns! When rice is done, add beaten eggs into the pan, only tossing it when the egg is nearly set. Then toss pineapples, sultanas and cashews through. Taste before adding salt. Serve hot.