Thai fried rice with prawns (khao pad goong)

Main Dish
4 servings
15 min
15 min
Very Easy
Beautiful thing about fried rice is that you can substitute prawns with virtually anything in your pantry; vegetables, beef, chicken or even plain. Enjoy.


Number of serving: 4
3 cups cooked rice

12 medium sized shrimps

3 cloves garlic, finely sliced

1/2 minced green or red chilli for medium-spiced rice

2 tablespoons fish sauce

3 tablespoons vegetable oil

3 spring onions, finely sliced

1/2 cup fresh coriander

1 cucumber, sliced

1 lime, wedged and 1 tomato, also wedged


  • Place oil in a wok. Add garlic and chilli. Stir-fry over medium-high heat until fragrant (about 1 minute).
  • Add prawns and stir fry until cooked thoroughly. Move ingredients aside and crack egg into the wok.
  • Stir to cook and break up the egg.When egg is nearly cooked, add the rice. Stir fry, keeping the heat medium-high.
  • Add fish sauce, and tomato, continue to stir-fry for another 1-2 minutes.
  • Before serving, sprinkle with spring onion, and coriander on top and place cucumber and lemon besides the fried rice.


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