Spicy Thai Fried Rice

Day old rice is best in this recipe, known as Khao Pad Goong. Freshly cooked rice will work, but it's more likely to stick to your pan and produce a stickier fried rice.
10 min
10 min


  • 2 tablespoons (30 mililiter) vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mililiter) brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2 mililiter) Sea Salt Grinder
  • 3 cups (750 mililiter) cold cooked Jasmine Rice
  • 1/2 cup (125 mililiter) vegetables, such as diced red bell pepper, asparagus pieces or peas
  • 1/4 pound (125 gram) cooked, peeled and deveined small shrimp or cubed firm tofu (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mililiter) Thai Kitchen® Spicy Thai Chili Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mililiter) Fish Sauce


  • 1 Heat oil in medium skillet on medium heat. Add masoor dal, paprika, sesame seed, crushed red pepper and mustard seed. Cook, stirring constantly, about 3 to 4 minutes until lightly toasted and fragrant. Remove from heat; stir in remaining spices and salt. Allow to cool 5 minutes.
  • 2 Transfer seasoning mixture to coffee grinder. Process until finely ground. Spread mixture on a large plate and allow to cool completely. Store in an airtight container until ready to use.
  • 3 Test Kitchen Tips:
    •Milagai Podi literally translates to ‘chili powder’ in Tamil, but the seasoning is more complex. Milagai Podi, often referred to as Gunpowder Spice, is a mixture of dal (lentils), seeds, and spices traditionally found in South Indian cuisine. The blend can vary in heat level, based on the number and types of chilies used. It is typically used to season idlis and dosas in Indian cuisine.
    •Dal is both an Indian dish and cooking ingredient. It refers to dried and split beans, peas or lentils and is a staple ingredient in South Asian cuisine. As a dish, Dal refers to various soups, stews and pureed side dishes made with the split legumes. Various types of dal such as chana dal, toor dal, or black dal can be found in the international or Indian sections at most major grocery stores, as well as natural food stores and online retailers.


(per Serving)

Nutrition information coming soon.