Jazz up that boring rice by adding vegetables, green curry paste and creamy coconut milk for a tasty vegetarian meal or as a side dish next to chicken or shrimp.
I love fried rice and Asian food in general. One thing that draws me to Asian cooking is the exotic yet simple flavors the dishes are seasoned with. Since I really enjoy both fried rice and the flavors of Thai food, I came up with this easy green curry-flavored fried rice.
For my version, I used diced carrots and sweet green peas since that was what I had on hand, but you can use just about any vegetable in this recipe. And although I made my version vegetarian, you can easily add shrimp or chicken to this and make it a filling dinner or keep it as is for a light side dish.
Thai green curry fried rice recipe
This simple yet fragrant fried rice is infused with green curry paste for a wonderful twist on a classic rice dish.
Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 20 minutes | Total time: 30 minutes
- 2 tablespoons peanut, sesame or canola oil
- 1-1/4 cups sweet green peas
- 1-1/4 cups diced carrots
- 1/2 cup sweet corn
- 2 whole eggs
- 3 tablespoons green curry paste
- 1/4 cup coconut milk
- 2 cups cooked or steamed white rice
- 1 large lime, sliced
- 1 large handful fresh cilantro, chopped
- Heat a large pan or skillet over medium heat.
- To the pan, add the canola oil, peas and carrots, and cook for 5 minutes.
- Crack the eggs into the pan, scramble them with the vegetables, and cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Once the eggs are scrambled, stir in the cooked rice, curry paste and coconut milk.
- Cook the dish for an additional 10 minutes, mixing very well.
- Remove the pan from the heat, and garnish with fresh lime slices and cilantro.
- Divide among serving plates, and enjoy.
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