Pineapple & Raisin Rice ( Koa Pad Samp Pa Rot )

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This is a popular dish among westerners and is very easy to find in Thai restaurants abroad. It has a sweeter taste than many other rice dishes, thanks to the raisins, and so is an ideal way to get children to eat their rice! There are many variations of this dish, if you omit the bacon and use soy sauce instead of fish sauce you can make a very nice vegetarian version.
It's common to serve this in a hollowed out pineapple half, but it's not essential, thats only for show.

Ingredients for 2 People
200 gms Precooked Fragrant Rice
4 Tablespoons Chopped Pineapple Pieces
2 Tablespoons Raisin
2 Tablespoons Chopped Carrots
2 Tablespoons Green Peas
2 Tablespoons Chopped Bacon
2 Tablespoons Chopped Red Pepper
1/4 White Pepper
3 Tablespoons Fish Sauce
3 Tablespoons Maggi Sauce
1/2 Teaspoon Sugar
2 Teaspoons Chopped Garlic
1 Tablespoons Chopped Coriander Leaves
2 Tablespoons Oil

Preparation
1. Fry the garlic in the oil to release the smell.
2. Add the bacon, carrot, red pepper, and fry for a few seconds.
3. Add the rice, raisins, pineapple, peas, white pepper, fish sauce, sugar and maggi sauce in. Fry for a minute, mixing as you fry.
4. Add the coriander to the top just before serving.

Serve With
Cucumber
Tomato
Lettuce

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