In a large skillet set over medium heat, add coconut oil. Cook onion, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, garlic, and ginger for 5 to 8 mins or until starting to soften.
Stir in broth, coconut milk, soy sauce and fish sauce; bring to a boil.
Stir in rice and tomatoes. Reduce heat to medium. Cook, uncovered, for 20 to 25 mins or until rice is tender and absorbs most of the liquid.
Reduce heat to low. Stir in Thai basil, lime juice and cashews. Cook, uncovered, for 5 to 10 minutes or until rice starts to caramelize on the bottom of the pan.
Garnish with lime wedges.
For a vegetarian dish, substitute chicken broth with vegetable broth and substitute fish sauce with 2 more tbsp soy sauce.
Thai and Chinese rice may have things in common but they are certainly not the same. While both tend to include vegetables, Chinese rice is often accompanied by soy sauce. Thai rice, conversely, has a clear preference for fish or oyster sauce with soy sauce having a far less prominent role. In Thai dishes, thin soy sauce is preferred to the thicker Chinese equivalent
Besides being more refined, Thai rice has a rather special ability to retain its moisture and flavor long after it’s cooked. This can save the day if any guests turn up late for the meal. There are many ways to prepare Thai rice. A noteworthy option is this pad Thai with Japanese omelet.
The evolution of Thai food is fascinating. Over the course of centuries, Thai cuisine has been influenced by its Asian neighbors and, in turn, has also provided them with culinary inspiration. Ingredients from the likes of India, Cambodia, Malaysia, and China have all left their mark on Thai cuisine, resulting in some of Thailand’s most loved dishes.
It is also believed that there is a Western influence within the mix, dating back to the 1500s. In those times, Portuguese explorers and traders brought their own ingredients and cooking methods to Asia, an event that brought new elements to Thai cuisine.
Looking for alternative ways to get the best out of your Jasmine Rice? Have a glance at this recipe for Thai Coconut Curry Jasmine and Chicken Burritos. Not only does it offer a tantalizing taste of Thai-Mexican fusion, but also, it can serve as a subtle way of blending the exotic into the familiar to make a lasting impression on your dinner guests.