Saturday, October 9, 2010

Tom Yum Fried Rice

No ideas for breakfast? Here's a quick one for you. Although you would need a Tom Yum Paste (see pic above) to qualify this as an easy under 30 minute recipe.


2 cups cooked rice (left over from last night's dinner)
1 medium onion
2 garlic gloves
1 cup frozen shrimp (defrosted)
1 cup frozen peas ( prepared as per package instructions)
I tbsp Tom Yum Paste.
Oil for frying
1 egg

Fried shallots for garnish


Pound onion and garlic in mortar and pestle. Heat oil in frying pan and fry the onion/garlic paste for 1 minute. Add the Tom Yum paste and continue frying for another minute. By this time the aroma is filling up your kitchen and hopefully the kids are getting up from their slumber!

Add shrimp and rice and stir until mixed through. Add cooked peas and finally push aside the rice to create a hole in the centre of the pan and break the egg. Stir egg until scrambled and keep stirring to spread the scrambled egg evenly throughout the rice.
Serve with fried shallots and chopped cilantro or spring onions.

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