Cut Lemon Grass Stalks into small pieces, use just the white part of it.
Remove the center rib and thinly Slice Kaffir Lime Leaves.
Peel and thinly slice Galangal.
Pound the above ingredients along with Thai Chillies into a fine paste in a Stone Mortar and Pestle.
Add the remaining ingredients mentioned under 'For the Sauce' to the ground paste and mix well.
NOTE: *Alternatively, grind all the ingredients in a mixer-grinder/blender with very less water into a fine paste.
For a detailed recipe of how to cook Jasmine / Fragrant Rice, click here...
For Fried Rice:
Cook the fragrant rice as per instruction and allow it cool.
Peel, De-vein and Clean the Shrimps.
Heat 2 Tspn of Oil in a large pan, fry or scramble the Eggs.
Remove it from the pan and keep it aside.
Heat the remaining oil and sauté finely chopped Onions, Garlic and Thai Chillies until onions turn translucent.
Add finely chopped Tomatoes and cook until its softened.
Add in the ground sauce mix and fry for a while
Add in the Shrimps and Mushrooms to the above and toss it briefly in low flame or until Shrimps are cooked.
Add cooked Fragrant Rice and mix it well until every grain is well coated with the sauce.
Stir in Scrambled Eggs to the rice.
Fry the rice in high flame until the rice is dry.
Switch off the flame.
Garnish the fired rice with Scallions and Coriander Leaves.
Serve it hot with any side dish of your choice.
Goes well with Thai Style Fried Egg, Pandan Chicken etc.,
Any fragrant long-grained rice variety can be used for the recipe.
Use a day old cooked rice for best results. Obviously keep them refrigerated.
Tom Yum Fried Rice has a lot of Sauces in it, so make sure that the cooked rice is quite dry.
Also make sure to saute the Sauce until oil separates from it, this is to ensure that it less saucy and more flavourful.
Adjust the amount of Thai Chillies to suit your spice level.
Can add any vegetable of your choice in this Fried Rice.
Can substitute Shrimps with Chicken Pieces, Fish or any other Seafood.
Can fry the Eggs and use them as a side dish or scramble them up and mix along with the fried rice.
Vegetable FriedRice is a popular Indo Chinese dish that is usually served with a gravy dish. This rice tastes best with left over & cooled rice as the moisture in freshly cooked rice make this dish lumpy by steaming the rice further instead of stir-frying
Vegetable friedrice recipe – Most popular friedrice recipe from Indo-Chinese cuisine. It is best to use a day old rice, as they are drier because stored in refrigerator and rice grains will stay separated after tossing them with veggies
More recently, my three-year-old niece tested it and proclaimed it “very yummy. The brilliance of this friedrice dish is that half of the rice is replaced with cauliflower, thereby reducing the carb count while adding a variety of nutrients
Check out her awesome recipe for Chicken Fried Cauliflower Rice. Her recipe calls for fresh cauliflower but if you want to cut down on some time, I included a link to get already prepared cauliflower rice
Have being craving for Clear TomYum Soup ever since my cruise trip back from Phuket where we had an enjoyable authentic Thai dishes for lunch over at Surin Beach (will share more on my Phuket trip in upcoming post soon)