Thai Fried Rice

READY IN: 1hr 45mins
Recipe by KateL

Entered for safe-keeping, from "Favorite Brand Name Best-Loved Chinese Recipes and More". This is a U.S. family-style recipe. Be sure to wear rubber gloves when handling jalapenos, and avoid touching the area around your eyes before you can wash your hands. If you prefer, substitute 3 1/2 cups cooked brown rice for the cooked white rice.

Top Review by Debbie R.

While I loved the simplicity and technique of the recipe, neither my husband nor I liked the strong taste of fish sauce in this. We may be biased in favor of soy sauce. However, this is a great basic stir fry recipe and would easily earn five stars if the fish sauce had been lower profile.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring water and rice to a boil in medium saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer 20 minutes or until water is absorbed.
  2. Transfer rice to large bowl and fluff with fork. Let come to room temperature, 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Cover and refrigerate until cold, at least 1 hour or up to 24 hours.
  4. When rice is cold, cook pork in wok or medium skillet over medium-high heat until no longer pink. Drain off excess fat; transfer pork to bowl and set aside.
  5. Heat wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil and swirl to coat surface.
  6. Add onion, ginger, jalapeno pepper, garlic and turmeric; stir-fry 4-6 minutes or until onion is very tender.
  7. Stir in fish sauce; mix well. Stir in cold rice, vegetables and pork; cook and stir 3-4 minutes or until heated through.
  8. Push rice mixture to side of wok and pour eggs into center. Cook eggs 2-3 minutes or just until set, lifting and stirring to scramble. Stir rice into eggs.
  9. Stir in green onions. Transfer to serving bowl; sprinkle with cilantro.
  10. Garnish as desired.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a