I’ve got a killer Classic Thai Fried Rice Recipe for you today, pulled out of the shadows for new friends.
Early on, I felt a strong yearning to learn, and explore. I had a need to be a part of something bigger than myself. This desire was subdued by traveling every summer, to some far away place with other teens ridden by wanderlust and passion.
One of my favorite trips was to Thailand. I was fifteen years old, and spent a sweaty summer meeting new people and exploring cultural differences in a land of extreme contrast. A dirty, smog-filled urban jungle surrounded by lush miles of pure rain forests and wildlife.
The small hotel we lived in most of the summer sat on a bustling side-street in Bangkok, and had all the charm (and roaches) a developing nation can offer.
The breakfast they served us most mornings, Classic Thai Fried Rice, is forever etched in my mind.
The ingredients varied, but mostly involved chicken, peas, onion, and pineapple.
There was an underlying essence of coconut and something else I couldn’t put my finger on at the time.
They served the fried rice in a perfectly-shaped dense mound that was created by packing it into a bowl and flipping it onto the dish.
Although others found this tiresome, I was always delighted to eat Classic Thai Fried Rice for breakfast!
I have spent a substantial amount of time learning how to make fried rice, and trying to recreate this Classic Thai Fried Rice recipe from memory.
That unknown flavor I couldn’t distinguish as a teen was curry powder! Just a touch of curry separates Thai Fried Rice from other Asian varieties.
Although I never make fried rice for breakfast, I always secretly hope there will be leftovers in the morning!
This Classic Thai Fried Rice recipe is very quick and easy to prepare. Once you chop and prep all the ingredients, it just takes minutes to cook.
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