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Easy Thai Fried Rice

This easy Thai Fried Rice recipe is one of my favorite go-to meals on a busy weeknight. Use leftover rice and your favorite protein and veggie additions to make Thai rice like you like it.

This easy Thai Fried Rice recipe is one of my favorite go-to meals on a busy weeknight. Do you want to learn how to make Thai fried rice? Use leftover rice and your favorite protein and veggie additions to make Thai rice like you like it.

Whenever we make a stir-fry or other dish that calls for rice, I like to make twice the amount of rice we need so I can save some of it to make fried rice another night.

Fried rice is best when made from stale, cold rice that has been kept in the fridge. Whenever I’ve tried to make it with fresh rice it just becomes a sticky glob. I wouldn’t recommend it.

This easy Thai Fried Rice recipe is one of my favorite go-to meals on a busy weeknight. Use leftover rice and your favorite protein and veggie additions to make Thai rice like you like it. Add this recipe to your best Thai rice recipes.

I’ll let you in on another secret, too – when the husband and I go out for Thai (or Chinese, or Japanese, or anywhere that gives you white rice), we always say “yes” when they offer us extra rice for the table. Then we box it up, take it home, stick it in the fridge, and make fried rice later in the week. Score!

 

You’ll be surprised how quickly and easily this Thai rice dish comes together. It’s also a great way to use up any leftover vegetables or meat you have around the house.

I’ll provide you with the basic fried rice recipe, and you can feel free to throw in whatever random stuff you have to make it your own.

Carrots, bell peppers, broccoli, pineapple, chicken, pork, beef, tofu, Thai chili peppers, and basil are all excellent additions to make this Thai rice recipe like you like it.

This easy Thai Fried Rice recipe is one of my favorite go-to meals on a busy weeknight. Use leftover rice and your favorite protein and veggie additions to make Thai rice like you like it. Enjoy this Thai style rice recipe!

How to Make Thai Fried Rice

Here is how easy it is to make this Thai Style Fried Rice.

Gather all the ingredients. Please note that for exact amounts, see the recipe card at the end of this post.

Thai Fried Rice Ingredients

Add your oil to a wok or large frying pan and heat over medium-high. If you need a wok, you can get this very affordable wok from Amazon. When the oil is hot, add your garlic and fresh ginger (if using ground, wait to add it until you add the rice). Saute for 60 seconds.

How to make Thai fried riceAdd your rice and stir it around to coat it in oil. You may feel like you want to add more oil, but don’t. You need the rice to get some good color and texture on it, and too much oil will just make it…well, oily.
Fry the rice for 30 seconds and then stir it around to expose the un-fried side to the heat. Cook for another 30 seconds, and stir.

How to make Thai rice

Add your soy sauce and fish sauce and stir it in.

How to make fried rice ThaiMove your rice mixture out of the center of the pan, making a little well for your eggs. Pour your beaten eggs into the center and let them cook for a few seconds undisturbed.

How to make Thai special fried rice

Now, break up the eggs and stir into your rice, making sure to mix everything together well.

How to make Thai fried rice recipes.
Add your green onions and cilantro.

How to make Thai rice dishes.

Stir well.

How to make Thailand fried rice.

Taste a bite of it with a spoon to make sure everything is seasoned well and heated through. If it needs more flavor, add a bit more soy sauce, or even some red pepper flakes for some heat.
Serve garnished with a bit more cilantro for color. Enjoy!

What is Thai rice? This is a great Thai rice recipe you can make at home!

If you love Thai dishes as much as I do, check out my other Thai recipes!

Here’s the Recipe!

This easy Thai Fried Rice recipe is one of my favorite go-to meals on a busy weeknight.

Easy Thai Fried Rice Recipe

This easy Thai Fried Rice recipe is one of my favorite go-to meals on a busy weeknight. Use leftover rice and your favorite protein and veggie additions to make it like you like it.
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Thai
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 277kcal
Author: The Wanderlust Kitchen
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Ingredients

  • 4 cups cooked rice - recommend cold, leftover rice, and jasmine works best
  • 2 eggs - beaten
  • 2 green onions - chopped
  • 2 tsp. fish sauce
  • 2 tsp. reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. fresh minced ginger - or use ⅛ tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 clove garlic - minced
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 4 Tbsp. fresh cilantro - chopped

Instructions

  • Add your oil to a wok or large frying pan and heat over medium-high. When the oil is hot, add your garlic and fresh ginger (if using ground, wait to add it until you add the rice). Saute for 60 seconds.
  • Add your rice and stir it around to coat it in oil. You may feel like you want to add more oil, but don’t. You need the rice to get some good color and texture on it, and too much oil will just make it…well, oily.
  • Fry the rice for 30 seconds and then stir it around to expose the un-fried side to the heat. Cook for another 30 seconds, and stir. Add your soy sauce and fish sauce and stir it in.
  • Move your rice mixture out of the center of the pan, making a little well for your eggs. Pour your beaten eggs into the center and let them cook for a few seconds undisturbed. Now, break up the eggs and stir into your rice, making sure to mix everything together well.
  • Add your green onions and cilantro and stir well. Taste a bite of it with a spoon to make sure everything is seasoned well and heated through. If it needs more flavor, add a bit more soy sauce, or even some red pepper flakes for some heat.
  • Serve garnished with a bit more cilantro for color. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts
Easy Thai Fried Rice Recipe
Serving Size
 
1 serving
Amount per Serving
Calories
277
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
6
g
9
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
4
g
Cholesterol
 
93
mg
31
%
Sodium
 
355
mg
15
%
Carbohydrates
 
46
g
15
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Protein
 
8
g
16
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  1. Great way to use rice leftover or otherwise, Thai food is one of my favorites. This is great.

    1. Absolutely – rice is such a staple in Asian cuisine because it is so plentiful and versatile. I love finding ways to spice it up!