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Thai Fried Rice

Skip the takeaway and create this delicious Thai dish for yourself at home!


  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil

  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

  • ½ brown onion, sliced

  • 200g raw prawns, peeled and deveined

  • 3 cups cooked rice (preferable a day or so old so it’s quite dry)

  • 1 Tbsp fish sauce

  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce

  • 1 tsp sugar

  • black pepper

  • 1 bunch coriander, roughly chopped

  • 2 stems spring onion

  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges

  • ½ lebanese cucumber, sliced

  • Omelette

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 tsp fish sauce

  • black pepper

  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil

  • Fish Sauce with Chilli

  • ¼ cup fish sauce

  • 1 long red chilli, finely sliced


  • 1.

    First, make an omelette - whisk eggs, fish sauce and a generous grinding of black pepper. Heat 1 Tbsp vegetable oil in a wok until hot and then pour in egg mixture. Cook omelette for about a minute or until starting to set and then flip over. Cook until just set and light golden brown, then remove from heat. Slice into thin strips and set aside.

  • 2.

    Place wok back on high heat. Add 2 Tbsp vegetable oil and stir-fry garlic and onion until fragrant and just starting to brown. Add prawns and stir fry for a couple of minutes or until just cooked. Add rice, fish sauce, soy sauce, sugar and another generous grinding of black pepper. Mix and stir-fry for a couple of minute until everything is well combined. Toss through omelette strips and coriander.

  • 3.

    For the fish sauce with chilli, combine the two ingredients in a small serving bowl.

  • 4.

    Serve fried rice alongside bowl of fish sauce with chilli, cucumber and wedges of lemon.

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