Learn How To Make Thai Fried Rice
Cao Pad is a popular Thai dish and in English known as Fried rice. It has rice which is of course stir-fried and will include vegetables, eggs, and a choice of protein, such as chicken, shrimp, or tofu, flavoured with fish sauce and seasoning.
Pineapple Fried Rice is a variation of Thai fried rice, where diced pineapple is added to the stir-fry, giving the dish a sweet and tangy flavour, which in many restaurants is served in half of the hollowed-out pineapple.
Fried Rice with chilli paste is another variant, where the dish is flavoured with a spicy chilli paste, giving it a more intense heat. So if you are making one of the curry dishes that I teach, Red curry, Green curry, Massaman curry or Panang curry you can use the chilli paste from that dish in your Fried Rice.
All of these dishes are commonly served as a main course or as a side dish and are enjoyed for their bold, flavorful combinations of savoury and sweet ingredients.
The history of Thai Fried Rice
Fried rice became popular first in China when leftover rice was left overnight and then the following day was stir-fried with other ingredients and became popular amongst Chinese people. The migration of people spread throughout the world and each country adapts its fried rice menu to the local tastes and available raw ingredients.
Ingredients you will need if you are taking an online class
● Chicken (sliced into bite-sized pieces)
● Garlic, mashed
● Vegetable oil
● Onions, sliced to small pieces
● Vegetables (Carrot, Kale, pea, cabbage or another vegetable you like cut to size you like)
● Spring onion
● Tomato without seed sliced
● Soy sauce
● Oyster sauce
● Black pepper