But... I didn't have the necessary ingredients and subbing things in didn't really work. Add the fact that I didn't cook the jasmine rice right (How DO you get rice to be dry and not sticky??) and you get something that turns out suspiciously like the chicken fried rice I made about a month ago. Oh well. I'm willing to try again if I can get my hands on some fish sauce and thai chili peppers and also learn how to make the rice not be so (hate this word) moist.
Here's the recipe anyway as I 'interpreted' it. (Click this link http://www.skinnytaste.com/2008/09/thai-fried-rice-575-pts.html for the actual recipe that should be followed):
Servings: 4 • Serving Size: 1/4th • Points+: 8 pts
Calories: 320.8 • Fat: 7.0 g • Carb: 43.9 g • Fiber: 2.5 g • Protein: 20.2 g
- 8 oz chicken breast, cut in small cubes
- 3 cups jasmine rice, cooked
- 1/2 large onion, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 scallions, chopped
- 3 egg whites, scrambled
- 1 whole egg, scrambled
- 2 tomatoes, sliced
- 4 tsp vegetable oil
- 4 tsp soy sauce (or more to taste)
- 2 tsp fish stir fry sauce (found at the seafood counter where Old Bay is found)
- Dash of lemon juice (I read that this plus soy sauce mimics fish sauce taste)
- salt and pepper
Prepare rice ahead of time according to package instructions. Gina says that it's best if it's made slightly on the dry side, but not sure how to make that happen.
Heat a wok on a high flame. Meanwhile, season chicken with salt and pepper. When the wok is very hot, add 2 tsp oil. When the oil gets hot, add the chicken and cook on high a few minutes, tossing so that its browns all over. (Oops, didn't brown it) Remove chicken from wok and set aside, add the eggs and salt and cook a minute or two until done. Set aside.
Add the remaining oil to the wok and add the onion, scallions and garlic. Saute 1 minute, add tomatoes and stir in all the rice. Add soy sauce, lemon juice and fish stir fry sauce and stir to mix all the ingredients. Keep stirring a few minutes, then add egg and chicken back to the wok. Adjust soy sauce if needed and stir well another 30 seconds.