Tom Yum Fried Rice

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If you love the traditional Thai Tom Yum soup, give the fried rice version a shot. This simple, easy-to-follow recipe will excite your taste buds!

Let's start cooking!

Pounded spice paste in mortar

Step 1 - Make fried rice base

  • With a mortar and pestle, pound galangal, lemongrass, 2 chili padi, 3 tsp fish sauce, 1 tsp sugar and chili paste until combined. Set aside.
If you cannot take spicy food, you may reduce or omit the chili padi.
Fried golden brown chicken in oil

Step 2 - Fry chicken

  • In a pan on high heat, heat up 2 tsp vegetable oil and cook chicken thigh strips for 5 to 8 minutes, until chicken is brown.
  • Remove from pan and set aside.
Substitute chicken with prawns.
Fry pounded mixture and add rice

Step 3 - Stir-fry rice

  • In the same pan on medium heat, fry pounded mixture for 30 seconds or until fragrant.
  • Add cooked rice and fry for 5 minutes, until well combined and rice takes on color.
Add chicken and lime leaves to the rice dish

Step 4 - Add chicken and kaffir lime leaves to fried rice

  • Add cooked chicken thigh strips and mix well before adding in 4 thinly sliced kaffir lime leaves.
  • Stir and remove from heat.

Garnish and Serve!

Tom Yum fried rice with chicken served in plate

Serve fried rice and garnish with lime wedges, spring onions and sliced chili padi.

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