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In my effort to learn how to cook ethnic foods, I am endeavoring to tour the culinary world this year. My trek begins in Asia, Thailand specifically. I always order Thai fried rice, so now I've learned to cook it. Thai food, surprisingly, is very easy and quick.


  • 1 tsp white sugar
  • 3 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1/2 cup peanut oil
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 2 serrano peppers, crushed
  • 1 lb chicken (thin strips)
  • 1 red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1/2 cup cilantro


  • Whisk oyster sauce, fish sauce and sugar together
  • heat oil until it smokes, add garlic and serrano peppers
  • Stir in chicken, bell pepper, onions and sauce
  • Stir in chilled rice when chicken is cooked
  • Stir in chopped cilantro as a last step, add fresh ground pepper
  • *use jasmine rice for traditional thai fried rice
  • *could skip the sugar, the oyster sauce is already pretty sweet
  • *introduce new vegetables for a new twist, like asparagus
  • *can substitute pork or beef for chicken
  • *consider adding scrambled egg for a different texture

Categories: Main Dish 

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