Sep 25, 2008

Thai Fried Rice




There is a great Thai restaurant in Williamsburg, Brooklyn called Sea that we love. It's a cute trendy spot with a great vibe and a DJ. When I go, I always get the fried rice, because it's just amazing. We don't go that often because it's about a 50 minute car ride without traffic, so I was on a mission to make this myself, and after researching and experimenting, I managed to get very close. Thai fried rice gets it's unique flavor from the fish sauce, soy sauce and chili peppers. The jasmine rice is a must! I used chicken this time, but I have also made this with shrimp, or pork. Here's the recipe.


Thai Fried Rice
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 4 • Serving Size: 1/4th • Old Points: 6 pts • Points+: 8 pts
Calories: 320.8 • Fat: 7.0 g Carb: 43.9 g Fiber: 2.5 g Protein: 20.2 g

 
  • 8 oz chicken breast, cut in small cubes
  • 3 cups jasmine rice, cooked
  • 1/2 large onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 3 egg whites, scrambled
  • 1 whole egg, scrambled
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced
  • 3 Thai chili peppers (optional)
  • 4 tsp vegetable oil
  • 4 tsp soy sauce (or more to taste)
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • salt and pepper

Prepare rice ahead of time according to package instructions. It's best if it's made slightly on the dry side.

Heat a wok on a high flame. Meanwhile, season chicken with salt and pepper. When the wok is very hot, add 2 tsp oil. When the oil gets hot, add the chicken and cook on high a few minutes, tossing so that its browns all over. Remove chicken from wok and set aside, add the eggs and salt and cook a minute or two until done. Set aside.

Add the remaining oil to the wok and add the onion, scallions and garlic. Saute 1 minute, add the chili pepper and tomatoes and stir in all the rice. Add soy sauce and fish sauce stir to mix all the ingredients. Keep stirring a few minutes, then add egg and chicken back to the wok. Adjust soy sauce if needed and stir well another 30 seconds. Serve with sliced cucumbers.

75 comments :

  1. Hi,
    nice, tasty recipe!
    If You add about 1 Tablespoon Oystersauce, too,
    it will be even more tasty.
    Greetings from Chiang Mai/Thailand

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  2. Wow looks yummy, thanks for sharing :)

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  3. Wow looks yummy, thanks for sharing :)

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  4. yummy! i'll give it a try, thanks for sharing the recipe ;)

    happy weekend.

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  5. Mmm that looks really good. I'm gonna have to do some shopping, my tomato sandwiches are getting old. :)

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  6. That looks lovely, I do try to avoid fried rice due the fat and calories in the oil and egg and the fact that I can never resist the leftovers!

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  7. Hey, made this for dinner tonight, it was amazing. My kids always beg for fried rice, I wonder if they know how many veggies they're eating ;)

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  8. I just made this for dinner -- awesome. I added broccoli, mushroom and carrot for extra fiber and veggies. Also used chicken quorn pieces instead of real chicken. Can't wait for lunch tomorrow :)

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  9. This was delicious.. it was so good that i made more for my co-workers to try.. keep em coming

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  10. I have to agree, I love this recipe! I'm a sucker for fried rice!

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  11. Made this last week & wanted to pop back by to thank you for sharing the recipe!
    It was wonderful & I'll def. be making it again.
    Thanks!

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  12. I love Sea and live in the UK so am excited to be able to try this recipe! Your posts are an inspiration and all my colleagues at work now get them as well- the emphasis on vegetables and flavour is great. Thanks a lot (pork with dijon and tarragon- best thing i've ever cooked!)
    Kate, London

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  13. this looks DELICIOUS. i love this website!!!!!!!!

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  14. Thanks! It is!! Make sure you use Jasmine rice for that authentic flavor!

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  15. I used jasmine brown rice and a teaspoon of oyster sauce with this recipe and it was just as delicious!

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  16. I don't know how I ever made it without you Gina! I recently found you online and I love you. Thank you so much for all the great recipes.

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  17. @Lena - Brown jasmine rice is great!

    @PJ - You're welcome!

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  18. I made this last night with basmati rice (it's what I had in the cupboard) and it was goooood. I hade to spice it up a little bit with cayenne pepper, and that's probably because I couldn't find thai chili peppers.

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  19. This was DELICIOUS !! I LOVE your website. Thank you sooo much. I'll definitely be making this again.

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  20. Gina,
    This is my new fave!! I have made several of your recipes including skinny meatballs, pepper steak, Sante Fe chicken, and spicy Thai beef/Jasmine rice. So far, my husband and I love them all!! He hardly realized he's eating light! I am so thankful I found this site. You have such delicious flavorful recipes.

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  21. I haven't made this in a while, thanks for reminding me!! I think I'll make it again this week!

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  22. This was great! My husband doesn't care for anything that is low fat/WW but I made this without telling. He loved it. Thank you so much.

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  23. I made this tonight with pork instead of chicken - the points went up considerably, but it was great! I couldn't find thai chili peppers, so I just threw in a pinch or two of crushed red peppers. I also added some frozen peas at the end for color.

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  24. Pork tenderloin cut up small might make a lean option for pork.

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  25. very tasty recipe....hubby loved it....

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  26. Your site, at least for me, is the sinlge biggest thing that makes following WW possible. Thank you for all the great food options!!!

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  27. This looks so delicious. I love this site. Bravo Gina!

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  28. Thanks Martha, this really is!

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  29. Hi Gina- I also live in Brooklyn and loveeeee Sea! I can't go often because it is a long train ride there but that's why I also love making my own Thai food at home! I've already made most of your shrimp recipes and they always come out delicious! I will have to make this next! I just love Thai food! Ohh and if your ever in Bay Ridge (or who knows maybe u live here! lol) there is a great Thai restaurant..just as good as Sea, it's called Mythai. It's on 78th and 3rd ave..it's by far one of my favorite restaurants in the neighborhood. Thanks for everything Gina you're the best!

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  30. Good to know Dana!! I'll tell my husband! We have an anniversary coming up :) I live in Long Island, work in Manhattan. Love Brooklyn! Let me know how the rice comes out!

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  31. This is the second time that I had made this dish. It's a very good a filling dish.

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  32. I just found your website and I tried this last night. It was SO good. Next time I will leave out the tomato and put in Pineapple instead, and I bet it will taste just like my favorite dish at my favorite Thai restaurant. Thanks so much. It is really tasty and WAY less greasy!

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  33. Ok I know I am late to the game but just came across this recipe and I have a question - the rice, is it 3 cups of cooked rice or 3 cups raw rice, that is then cooked? Makes a HUGE difference :) thx

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  34. Hi Kim, 3 cups cooked rice, not 3 cups raw rice, that would yield too much rice and increase the points.

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  35. Just curious how the points would change if I used pork? My boyfriend will not take chicken for a substitute on this one!!lol Also do you know the new points on this one yet?

    Forever in your debt!! Love ya!

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  36. Gina, this is a favorite among my family. Could you possibly update the points? By the way, my family has been very satisfied with all of the recipes I have used from your site. They prefer your recipes to the Weight Watchers recipe!! Thanks so very, very much for all you do! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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  37. Is there a way to also calculate how many calories are in this? I really want to make it.
    Thanks,
    Michelle

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  38. Thanks for updating the points! Have a great holiday!!

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  39. My boyfriend bought me a wok for Christmas...can't wait to try this now!

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  40. excellent recipe made this tonight and was delicious!!!

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  41. What's the serving size?

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  42. Gina, Just like so many of your other readers have said, I LOVE this site! You have definitely made cooking light possible. Re: this recipe. I don't have a wok. Should I just skip the recipe (or buy a wok :), or would a large sauté pan do the trick?

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  43. I'm absolutely in love with your entire website. I love to cook and being on WW, I thought I would have to cook not so fun dishes...I was wrong! Thank you for posting such delicious items for my whole family to enjoy and stay healthy at the same time!

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  44. I'm going to make this tonight, and I am wondering, should i cut up the Thai peppers or leave them whole?
    Thanks!

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  45. This recipe was amazing! I made a couple of substitutions to fit my taste and what I had in my pantry (carrots instead of tomatoes and red pepper flakes instead of Thai chili peppers and left out the fish sauce altogether). This recipe was easy, delicious, and the leftovers were GREAT for lunch!

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  46. Another big hit with my family. So much flavor. I added water chestnuts just because I like some crunch! My hubby actually asked me what we were having from your site tonight for dinner! You have totally won him and my boys over. Thank you so much.

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  47. Yum!! Love Thai food, so I couldn't pass this one up. I added broccolli, bell peppers,and mushrooms for more bulk. I substituted serrano peppers for the Thai chilis,seeds and all...Fyi,it was spicy! So spicy my bf couldnt finish :( but I sure did! Gina,i stumbled upon your site a few months ago,and am now HOOKED!!! Seriously Love love love your recipes,followers,and tidbits of info.You are awesome!

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  48. Oops, too spicy! Thanks I am happy you are hooked!

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  49. One word for this dish: AMAZING!

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  50. I am new to your site but have already tried one of your recipes (the baked seasoned fries - yum!). I'm on WW as of Sunday and am grateful to have found a site full of delicious recipes with suggestions and tips from readers. It REALLY helps. We are going to make this Thai dish tonight - it is similar to what I used to make so I think I will throw in some thai basil, too. :)

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  51. I made this and it was wonderful -- quick question though (and I know I sound like a total idiot).. when you say 3 cups of jasmine rice (cooked), does that mean 3 cups of cooked jasmine rice or 3 cups of dried rice AND cook it? :)

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  52. Love this! It is great with extra veggies, basil and the oyster sauce is a must! YUM!

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  53. Gina, I made this dish tonight and omg it was just wonderful, everyone in my family loved it, ty very much!

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  54. Thank you for sharing. I made this for my family last night and it was tasty.

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  55. Hi Gina,
    made this for some friends last week and they loved it! They had no idea it was skinny-ed up either :)Thanks

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  56. Hi Gina, may be a stupid question, but do you think this could
    be done in a skillet? Don't have no wok, don't want no wok.
    Have done many of your recipes the past few months. My wife and
    her best girl friend rave about them. That's good, cause I cook
    them. Enjoy your site, many recipes to explore.
    JD

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  57. Hi Gina,
    I'm really looking forward to trying this. My boyfriend is from Sri Lanka and he loves his fried rice. Unfortunately it is normally soooo bad for anyone trying to cut back on calories and fat. He will be tickled to have it back on the menu every now and again.

    JD - I have made fried rice before in a large skillet in the past when my wok was packed away. Biggest thing is just to make sure it stays HOT and keep the food your cooking in the center (as the edges tend to be off the burner and cooler) and keep it moving.

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  58. Tried this last night with a few shortcuts and tweaks. One thing though 3 cups of rice is a whole lot! Make sure you have a large enough Wok and appetite.

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  59. Made this last night. Hubby devoured it and had 2 FULL servings! Only changes I made were no tomatoes and instead I used up all the baby red peppers from my backyard pots. And added 1 small shredded carrot - just because I had it. Made it with some cut up pork chops I cooked the night before and I cookded the rice the night before, too. So all I had to do was chop the veggies and then cook it. Simple, tasty and filling.

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  60. I just made this and substituted tempeh for chicken and a jalepeno for the chili peppers. YUM!

    Thanks so much!

    helena~

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  61. This recipe is ssoooooo delicious!!!! I've made it at least once a week in the past 4 weeks lol. I don't know where to get the thia chili peppers so I just use a bit of the Shirachi sauce. I can't rave about this recipe enough! The bomb!!! :)

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  62. This is the first time I've ever attempted fried rice and it actually tasted like fried rice. Win! Love it!!!!!! I have my husband hooked on it, too. :)

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  63. Hi! What is the serving size of this. 1/4 of all that is made or 1/4 cup? Just want to make sure I'm getting the right amount ;)

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  64. hi Gina. Can you use Carolina Rice? That is all I have right now? Thanks

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  65. This is my favorite meal, hands down! I add zucchini with the onions and it tastes just like a Japanese steakhouse!

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  66. Hungry in the shanty!!!!

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  67. Hi what kind of beef would you use with this?

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  68. Honestly, i was scared of the fish sauce. But let me tell you, this recipe was AMAZING!!! Definitely a new favorite. Thank you Gina for all that you do...you're a lifesaver!

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    1. P.s. we didnt use jasmine rice because we didnt have it and it was still yummy

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  69. Hello, Gina I was wondering how the calories would change if I added shrimp to the recipe? I am sooo excited to make this tomorrow night! I have had one of your recipes every night this week! Every one has loved it. They are great tasting, I love that the nutritional values are done, and there are so many choices to choose from! Thank you Cindy

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