Fried Rice: How to Cook it Perfectly

Hey guys! Happy Tasty Tuesday!

Loooong time ago, I spent 3 months working as a tour guide in Thailand. Apart from hard work, partying and loads of fun, I will always remember living in this country because they had THE BEST fried rice ever! I watched them make it thousand times, and then I tried making it myself another thousand times, and still did not come quite as close to the original as I wanted to.

Anyway, today I want to share my fried rice recipe with you – it is as perfect as it gets with me, folks. The recipe for making the rice itself (before you fry it) is by my wonderful husband, and what I do with the leftovers – my own business 🙂 So, here we go!

fried rice

How to Make Perfect Fried Rice
Cuisine: Thai
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Serves: 2 servings
  • 3 small mushrooms
  • 2 oz asparagus (about 3 stalks)
  • 1 oz leeks
  • 2-3 oz green zucchini
  • ½ cup jasmine rice
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 2-3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Fresh cilantro to garnish
  • ½ fresh lime
  • Soy sauce and pepper to taste
  1. Cooking the rice:
  2. Melt butter in a pan.
  3. Add rice and stir constantly until it turns white and almost starts popping.
  4. Add water, reduce heat and simmer covered for about 20 minutes or until the water evaporates.
  5. While rice is cooking, chop the vegetables.
  6. Heat olive oil in a wok or a big sauce pan.
  7. Add vegetables to oil and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  8. Add rice, sprinkle soy sauce and pepper on top and cook for another minute stirring constantly.
  9. Serve with cilantro and ¼ lime.

Give it a try! See if it tastes Thai to you 🙂

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  1. I think it is the lime and cilantro- those two tastes in fried rice or a noodle dish just say Thai to me! Now I’ll be dreaming about Thai food all day.
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  2. yum that looks great! Tour guide in Thailand? So cool
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