I told you guys this Prik King fried rice recipe was coming soon weeks ago. Well it didn’t come soon, but none the less its here! Hopefully you think it was worth the wait.
Prik King is a traditional Thai dish, but I kind of decided to turn it untraditional and make it into a fried rice. My favorite thing in the world is to make weird and crazy fried rice recipes, most of the time they turn out. Sometimes I won’t even let my husband try them they are such fails.
This Prik King fried rice recipe is super easy and you don’t need a lot of weird ingredients on hand, but I will need to put you on a mission to find lime leaves. This simply will not be the same without them! If you find them at an Asian market snag those puppies right up and freeze them if you know you won’t be able to use them all up right away. They freeze so well, it’s a life saving trick guys.
For the sauces you will need fish sauce, mushroom soy sauce (thin soy sauce), and oyster sauce.
You may need to go to an Asian market to locate these glorious sauces, if you don’t have access to one, here are the links to buy them on Amazon.
Fish sauce: Amazon this is one of my favorite brands, but any brand will do just fine
Mushroom soy sauce: Amazon I say this over and over but don’t sub this with regular soy sauce, this thin soy sauce tastes so different!
Oyster sauce: Amazon
You will also need prik king curry paste, here is a link on Amazon: Amazon You can also use red curry paste if you can’t get this.
Let’s get to the prep work.
There is barely even anything to prep; my favorite kind of recipe.
Don’t forget to make some jasmine rice before you start your prep work. Fresh rice is fine, but this will be even better with day old rice!
First slice the cucumber (this is optional, but who doesn’t love a cucumber with fried rice?), chop the green beans in small pieces, mince the garlic, thinly slice the lime leaves, cut the chicken in bite sized pieces, and fry the egg and set aside (this is also optional, I just have a fried egg obsession).
Grab your wok and heat it on high, add oil and the garlic, fry until fragrant (careful not to let it burn). Add the prik king paste and lime leaves, stir constantly and fry for about 30 seconds, then add the chicken.
Cook the chicken about half way through, then add the green beans. Add a tiny bit of water if everything seems too dry (no more than 1/4 cup). Stir frequently and fry until the chicken is cooked through, then add the rice and all the sauces and the sugar.
Stir constantly and fry until everything is completely combined and the rice is slightly charred (about 2 minutes). Serve with cucumbers and a fried egg and douse it in nam pla prik (fish sauce and peppers).
- 1 cup chicken or pork
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1 cup fresh green beans
- 3 cups jasmine rice (day old works best)
- 1 English cucumber
- 4 lime leaves
- 3 tbsp. prik king curry paste
- 2 tbsp. mushroom soy sauce
- 2 tbsp. fish sauce
- 1 tbsp. oyster sauce
- 1 tsp. sugar
- Slice the cucumber, chop the green beans in small pieces, mince the garlic, thinly slice the lime leaves, and cut the chicken in bite sized pieces.
- Heat your wok on high, and add oil and the garlic, fry until fragrant (careful not to burn), add the curry paste and lime leaves and fry about 30 seconds stirring constantly.
- Add the chicken and cook the chicken about halfway through, then add the green beans (add a little bit of water if it seems too dry about 1/4 cup).
- Stir frequently and fry until the chicken is cooked through, then add the rice, sauces, and sugar.
- Stir constantly and fry until everything is completely combined and the rice is slightly charged about 2 minutes.
- Serve with cucumbers and top with a fried egg! ENJOY!!!