Tonight I made Thai Fried Rice, or, as my dad used to joke when I was a kid, "Flied Lice!" (Which you may think makes us terribly racist, but I was too young to know it at the time, plus my dad is certainly not racist - he's just an inappropriate). This is not your typical Thai fried rice...this is my own invention based off a recipe that ends up not resembling the recipe much at all. That's how pretty much all my cooking is. Yes, I live in Thailand, I use Thai ingredients, and I use Thai recipes...but don't for a moment let that fool you that this is actual Thai food! But I like to think it tastes good anyway.
- Chinese Kale (or other vegetable if you prefer. I prefer leafy greens as they're healthy)
- Your favorite mushrooms (I'm obsessed with mushrooms. I put them in EVERYTHING)
- Garlic, as much as you like (I use a metric shit-ton, cause I loooove garlic!)
- Thai chilis, also as much as you like
- Some 1-3-day-old cooked rice (I always use brown rice)
- 1 egg
- Cooking oil - 2T
- Fish sauce - 1-2T, or to taste
- Oyster sauce - 1-2T, or to taste
- Meat of your choice, if desired (I used chicken)
- Cilantro for garnish
Are you seeing a theme here? Yeah, I am a big fan of the "throw stuff in the wok until the end result is tasty" method of cooking. So, it's safe to say that measurements are not my style. I've put in a few guidelines here for those of you following along at home (you poor, poor people, if you're actually using my recipes to cook).
|The ingredients - total cost about $4 USD|