- Start this dish by firstly washing and cooking the jasmine rice in a rice cooker. While we are waiting for the rice to cook we can prepare our curry paste, in a food blender add 1 whole deseeded tomato, 6 shallots, 2 red chillis (leave the seeds in if you want more of a kick), 4 garlic cloves, 1 tbsp of minced ginger, 2 tbsp of brown sugar, 1 tsp of cumin and finally the juice of 1 lime. Blitz the spices until a rough paste is formed then set aside.
2. Next step is to prepare all the ingredients we want in the fried rice, for this dish you can really use whatever vegetables you have lying around but I decided to add sliced green beans, roughly chopped shiitake and oyster mushrooms (you can use any mushrooms really), and half a sliced red onion. When all the veg is prepared, then fry in a pan on a high heat for around 2 minutes to start the cooking process and set aside.
If you want to make this dish vegan simply remove the egg from the dish. You can also try chicken thighs and prawns if you are not a vegetarian. I recommend adding shrimp paste or fish sauce also if you like but to keep it vegetarian I removed it from the dish. You may ask about the ketchup being added but in Asia, it’s quite common for ketchup to be used in recipes as apposed to how westerners portray ketchup…strange? Anyways have fun cooking this dish.