Isan Style Fried Rice ( Kao Pad Esan )


This is fried rice, Isan style. Isan is the name given to North Eastern Thailand, famous for its sticky rice and chillies, although this dish is not very spicy we normally eat it with a sauce made from flaked chillies. The sticky rice has a nutty taste that comes from adding toasted (dry fried), pounded sticky rice. If you don't have sticky rice to toast, use ground peanuts.

Ingredients for 2 People
200 gms Cooked Frangrant Rice
30 gms Pork Mince
30 gms Chicken Mince
10 gms Coriander
10 gms Sliced Spring Onions
10 gms Mint
4 Bird Chillies
1 Teaspoon Flaked Chilli
2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
4 Tablespoons Fish Sauce
1 Tablespoon Pounded Toasted Rice
1 Tablespoon Oil

1. Into a frying pan, mix the pork and chicken mince, add the fish sauce, bird chillies, flaked chilli, lemon juice, toasted rice and oil together.
2. Fry the mixture in a medium heat until the meat is cooked.
3. Add the rice into the pan and stir fry it for a few minutes, mixing as you fry. The aim is to simply warm through the rice.
4. Add the chopped coriander leaves, sliced spring onions, and mint and mix the ingredients together.
5. Serve immediately.

Serve With
Green Beans
Egg Plant (Aubergine)

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