Scorched rice with caramelized fish sauce


Fried rice is a very typical bầu street food, available at every restaurant that serves stir fried dishes throughout the Thailand.

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In this bầu fried rice recipe with shrimp, you’ll learn how lớn make a delicious plate of fried rice just lượt thích you’d find it in Thailand.

Let’s get cooking!


Authentic bầu fried rice recipe

Thai fried rice (khao pad ข้าวผัด)

Really quickly before we begin with this fried rice recipe, let’s go over a few details.

In Thailand, fried rice along with basil chicken (or other variations), are dishes that nearly every stir fry restaurant serves, especially common at street food stalls.

You can order thai fried rice with your choice of meat, but one of my personal favorite versions is known in bầu as khao pad goong (ข้าวผัดกุ้ง), or fried rice with shrimp.

The reason I lượt thích it so much, because if you peel the shrimp, but leave the head on, so the oily goodness from the head of the shrimp acts lượt thích a sauce to lớn coat the rice in red buttery shrimp flavor – it’s amazing (I’ll show you how in this recipe).

That being said, you can make this bầu fried rice recipe with shrimp or any other meat or protein you like.


Some of the ingredients you’ll need for this recipe

Ingredients you’ll need

Note: If you want to get straight to lớn the recipes details, scroll down to the đoạn clip and recipe box below. But keep reading here, for a more in-depth overview of thai fried rice.

One of the things that really makes this fried rice Thai (from other types of fried rice from around the world), is that thai fried rice is served with a wedge of lime on the side, and something known as prik nam giới pla (พริกน้ำปลา), which is a condiment of chillies and fish sauce to lớn garnish the fried rice.

I’m going lớn make this bầu fried rice recipe using shrimp, egg, Chinese broccoli (kailan), garlic, onions, green onions, & rice.


Shrimp gives amazing flavor to lớn fried rice


The best way lớn approach the shrimp is khổng lồ start with whole fresh shrimp.

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Pinch off the head, and de-shell the body, but keep the tail on (for thai style), và try lớn retain the shrimp oil from inside the head on top of the body. This is what will give you fried rice a wonderful red orange color, & a nice rich flavor.

One more think, I don’t normally devein small shrimp lượt thích this, but you can if you’d like.

Best kind of rice to lớn use?

In Thailand, fragrant jasmine rice is the favorite.

When it comes to lớn rice for fried rice, it’s best to actually use day-old rice. That way, the rice is a little dried so it doesn’t get mushy or clump together when you stir fry it.

However if you must use freshly steamed rice, just try khổng lồ make sure your bowl of rice has cooled off & that it’s somewhat dried out before you get started.

If you try to fry your rice when it’s still sticky & moist, it will stick lớn the pan a lot easier, & it also won’t give you that nice dry fried rice that you’re going for.


Fresh thai bird chilies lớn chop up with fish sauce

Chilies & fish sauce (prik nam pla พริกน้ำปลา)

Along with the fried rice itself, the most essential component of this bầu fried rice recipe is a condiment known as prik phái nam pla (พริกน้ำปลา).

No matter what Thai street food restaurant you eat at, you’ll always find this delicious condiment on your table.


Prik phái mạnh pla (chilies and fish sauce พริกน้ำปลา)

Prik nam pla (chilies and fish sauce พริกน้ำปลา) is really nothing more than diced chilies mixed with fish sauce (here’s the one I typically use), & sometimes a squeeze of lime juice, and that’s it.

A little sprinkle of the fish sauce và some fresh chilies on top of your plate of fried rice, plus an extra squeeze of lime juice, take each bite of fried rice khổng lồ the next level, and truly makes it thai fried rice from any other type of fried rice.

Ok, now let’s get into the full recipe.

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Thai fried rice recipe with shrimp (ข้าวผัดกุ้ง)

Time: About 15 minutes as long as you have all the ingredients ready to lớn goRecipe size: This recipe is just for 1 single plate dish that serves 1 personCooking Utensils: I lượt thích to use a Chinese style wok, spatulaFlavors: SaltyEat it with: A sprinkle of đen pepper, fish sauce và chilies, & a squeeze of fresh lime