Looking for a quick and light weeknight meal packed with veggies? In this video, Phoebe demonstrates how to make authentic Thai fried rice.
Looking for a quick and light weeknight meal packed with veggies? Thai fried rice is a choice sure to satisfy. In this video, Phoebe demonstrates how to make authentic Thai fried rice. Phoebe uses Jasmine rice to make Thai fried rice which is an authentic choice - Jasmine rice is frequently used in Thai cooking. The rice should be cooked prior to beginning this recipe.
To make fried rice, begin by heating your pan with vegetable oil. When the oil begins to sizzle, add your shallots, radishes, and carrots to the pan. Stir fry your veggies until they are nice and tender. Throw in your garlic next and be sure to watch it - garlic on a hot pan can burn if it isn't stirred.
Now it's time to add in your cooked rice to the pan to get your Thai fried rice really going. Whenever you are stir frying any dish be sure you are using a very hot pan - this is essential, as none of the ingredients need to cook for very long. After your rice and veggies have been cooking for a few minutes, add in your fish sauce and the juice of half a lime.
Last but not least, add in your basil to finalize your Thai fried rice. That's all there is to it! Now, all that's left is to grab a set of chop sticks and dig into your homemade Thai fried rice.
- ¼ cup tightly packed chopped basil leaves (preferably Thai)
- 3 cups cold cooked Jasmine rice
- 1 cup quartered radishes
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 small shallots, thinly sliced
- 1 medium carrot, finely diced
- 1 tablespoon Thai fish sauce
- 1 lime, halved
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Heat the oil in a large non-stick skillet or wok over a high flame. Add the shallots, carrots, and radishes and sauté until the shallots are soft and the radishes are vibrantly pink, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds more. Add the rice and stir fry, stirring constantly, until well coated in the shallot mixture and beginning to brown, about 3 minutes. Stir in half the basil, fish sauce, and juice of half the lime. Cook for another minute. Remove from heat. Divide the rice among two plates and garnish with the remaining basil. Cut the remaining lime into wedges and serve along with the rice. Serves 3
Nutrition Information Based on a Single Serving
*Percent Daily Value are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Phoebe Lapine is a food and health writer, gluten-free chef, wellness personality, culinary instructor, blogger, recipe developer and speaker, born and raised in New York City, where she continues to live and eat.
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Today I'm gonna show you how to make a
super easy Thai fried rice with radishes.
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Hi, welcome to Gluten Free Tasty.
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So fried rice is one of those great,
quick, week night meals.
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Usually you use soy sauce,
which of course has gluten in it.
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But today we're gonna make a Thai version,
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which actually uses fish sauce
instead of the usual soy.
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I have some vegetable oil.
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You can use coconut oil, if you prefer.
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Today I have some jasmine rice,
which is what they use in Thailand,
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since this is a Thai fried rice.
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But you can use basmati.
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You can use brown rice,
whatever you have on hand.
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All right, so I'm gonna add our shallots
to the pan now that it's nice and hot.
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And get the rest of our veggies in there
as well, so our radishes and carrots.
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And this is gonna be a really
quick cooking process.
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So I'm just gonna basically stir fry my
veggies until they get nice and tender and
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charred on the outside.
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Next we are gonna add our garlic.
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And whenever you're adding
garlic to a hot pan,
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you just want to make sure that you're not
leaving it in contact with the hot oil for
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too long cuz you don't want it to burn.
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So we're just gonna give
it a little stir fry.
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The great thing about fried rice is
that it actually taste even better if
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you use old rice.
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So if you have some leftover rice
from earlier in the week, even if you
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didn't cook, and you ordered in some take
out, and had half of the container left.
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That's a great thing to use up in
some fried rice later in the week.
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So we want the rice to
kinda reheat in the pan and
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also start to get that nice crispness.
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And cuz we're sauteing it around
in all these delicious vegetables,
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it'll get really flavorful.
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And whenever you're stir-frying anything,
you always want to make sure to have
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a really nice, hot pan because none of
the ingredients cook for very long.
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All right, and we are almost there.
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I mean, we've only been cooking for
about a couple minutes, so that is great.
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Just give it a little shake.
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I'm going to add the fish sauce and
the juice of half a lime.
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Get the fish sauce and
lime juice all incorporated, and then,
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last but not least,
we're just gonna stir in some basil.
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If you can find Thai basil,
that's great, but
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we don't have to be too traditional here,
you can just use regular basil.
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So that is our fried rice.
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And I'm just gonna transfer
it to a serving bowl.
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I love how it's really colorful.
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You've got the pink and the orange and
the nice green from the basil.
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There you have it, chopsticks.
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And that is our Thai
fried rice with radishes.
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And I'm just gonna give it a little taste.
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So good, really packed with veg.
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The fish sauce gives it that nice
kind of funky, salty flavor.
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watching us here on HealthiNation,
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I'm Phoebe Lapine and
I will see you next time.
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