Thai Fried Rice with Prawns

  • DifficultyEasy
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
1 small brown onion, sliced
150g raw prawns, peeled and deveined
5 cups day-old cooked rice
2 tbsp fish sauce
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tomato, cut into small segments
½ tsp sugar
2 stems spring onion, trimmed, white and green parts finely sliced
½ tsp ground black pepper
2 limes, cut into wedges
½ continental cucumber, sliced on the diagonal

For the Omelette

3 eggs
1 tsp fish sauce
1 tbsp water
Black pepper
2 tbsp vegetable oil

1. For the omelette, whisk eggs, fish sauce, water and a generous grinding of black pepper. Heat vegetable oil in a wok over high heat. Once oil is hot, pour in egg mixture. Cook omelette for about 2 minutes or until golden and then flip over. Cook for 10 secs and remove from heat.

2. Slice into thin strips and set aside.

3. Heat another 2 tbsp vegetable oil in the wok and stir fry garlic and onion until fragrant and starting to char. Add prawns and stir fry until just cooked. Add rice and break up with your spatula. Toss through fish sauce and soy sauce. Then toss through omelette, tomatoes and sugar.

4. Stir-fry until well combined. Remove from heat and toss through spring onion and pepper. Serve with lime wedges and cucumber.

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