This Fried Rice recipe with chicken takes its inspiration from Thai cuisine but uses rice instead of noodles. To make the fried rice, we recommend using long grain rice or a blend like Carolina® Long Grain and Jasmine Rice so the rice granules are all cooked evenly.
Cook rice according to package directions. Let cool completely and refrigerate.
Whisk together the lime juice, ketchup, oyster sauce, fish sauce, garlic, sriracha and brown sugar; set aside.
Heat oil in large skillet or wok set over medium-high heat; cook chicken, salt and pepper, stirring, for 3 to 5 minutes or until starting to brown.
Stir in rice; cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Stir in carrot and half of the green onions; cook for 1 minute.
Stir in ketchup mixture; bring to boil and cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until rice is heated through.
Meanwhile, whisk eggs with a tablespoonful of water; stir in 1/4 cup cilantro. Heat a few teaspoonfuls of oil in nonstick skillet set over medium heat; pour in eggs, tilting pan to coat evenly. Cook omelet over low heat just until set but not colored. Roll up tightly into tube shape; cut omelet into 1-inch thick slices.
Divide rice mixture among 4 dishes. Garnish with sliced omelet, remaining green onions and cilantro, peanuts, bean sprouts and chili pepper. Serve with lime wedges.
Substitute tofu, shrimp or scrambled eggs for chicken. For a spicier pad Thai, increase chili peppers as desired
This recipe is the ultimate fusion of Asian inspired flavors and cooking styles. The Thai seasonings help to bring this Pad Thai Chicken Fried Rice dish topped with a Japenese Omelet.
Let’s break it down, What is Pad Thai? Although traditionally made with rice noodles, Pad Thai is a stir-fried dish made with a protein such as chicken or fish, eggs and bean sprouts. The ingredients are then cooked together in a wok tossed with a sauce made with lime, fish sauce and a variety of other ingredients.
In the mood for more Asian Fusion recipes? Try out these Thai Coconut Curry Chicken Burritos.
This Japanese style omelet is made slightly different than your average omelet. First, make sure that the skillet is well oiled so that the eggs do not stick. Make sure that the omelet covers the entire skillet and when start to brown roll it into a tube shape toward one end of the pan and remove from heat. Traditionally this is down with chopsticks, but outside of Asia, you’re free to use a spatula!