Recipe for thai fried rice (kow pad thai) in our easy ethnic recipes collection. The original thai brought this dish from China, and it quickly became a favorite family dish, with thai touches, of course. It is good for using up leftovers because a variety of vegetables and meats or shrimp can be substituted. Although fried rice is often served as a breakfast or lunch dish, it can become a party dish by adding 2 tablespoons of curry powder. The curry mixture includes turmeric, which colors food yellow. The thai consider yellow to be a party or celebration color.
(*) To turn this recipe into a quick meatless meal, substitute 1 package firm tofu for pork. Cut tofu into 1/2 x 1 inch sticks and fry in the hot oil before scrambling the eggs in step 2. Substitute soy sauce for the fish sauce.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes