Thai Fried Rice

ingredients

  • 1.5 cups of cooked Jasmine rice cooled (or day old rice works well too)
  • 250g minced beef
  • some green onions
  • ¼ of a big white onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tablespoon soy sauce
  • ½ tablespoon oyster sauce
  • Pinch of sugar (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon of oil for frying
  • 5 chilies
  • 3 tablespoons of fish sauce
  • ½ of a lime

instructions

Peel 2 cloves of garlic, and then just finely mince them. Slice ¼ of a sweet white onion into medium sized strips. Finely dice about 3 – 4 green onions.
Turn on your stove to medium high, heat up your wok (or frying pan), and add about 1 tablespoon of oil.
Once your oil is hot, add the garlic first, and stir fry continuously for about 15 seconds or so, until it gets nice and fragrant Next, toss in your minced beef, and fry for about 30 seconds. Add in a little less than ½ of your rice first. This is going to soak up all those
delicious minced beef juices and oils and keep your rice nice and dry. Stir fry for about 10 more seconds – This is a little known trick to make good rice, so it remains nice and dry. Scoot all your rice to one side of the pan, and then crack in the egg into the empty side.
Whirl the egg up, let it cook for a few seconds, and then start to mix it up with the rice and minced beef
Keep stir frying for about 20 seconds until the egg is fully cooked, and then add in the rest of your rice, and give it a quick stir.
Add ½ tablespoon of soy sauce, ½ tablespoon of oyster sauce, just a pinch of sugar (optional), and continue stir frying your rice, making sure all the sauce get mixed in.
Then add your chopped onions, and stir fry for another 30 seconds until the vegetables wilt, but they can still be crisp and not fully cooked
Lastly, toss in your green onions, stir it a few more seconds, and it’s ready to plate.
Slice off a wedge of lime, and serve it on the plate next to the rice. For the final touch, I like to sprinkle some freshly ground black pepper and Chili flakes. Add 3 tablespoons of fish sauce to a small bowl. Slice about 5 Thai chilies (you can add more or less, up to you), and add them to the fish sauce. Finally, I like it with a little squeeze of about ½ of a lime – but this is optional – and at many Thai restaurants it’s only fish sauce and chilies. That’s it, give it a stir, and put on top of your fried rice for extra saltiness

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