Tom Yum Fried Rice Recipe

Tom Yum Fried Rice recipe combines the hot and sour flavors of popular Tom Yum Soup with the speed and ease of stir-fried rice for a spicy, satisfying one-dish meal. If you are a fan of tom yum soup, you will love this fried rice. The fresh galangal and kaffir lime leaves really give it an authentic flavor. But if you can’t find them, you can omit them and just use lemongrass instead.

How to Make Tom Yum Fried Rice

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Tom Yum Fried Rice

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons finely sliced fresh or frozen lemongrass (from the bottom 3 inches of about 4 stalks)
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh or frozen galangal
  • 1 small fresh or frozen kaffir lime leaf, central ribs removed and discarded, leaf very finely julienned
  • 2 fresh red Thai chiles, stemmed and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 4 teaspoons Roasted Chili Paste
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 cup quartered small white or button mushrooms (or drained canned straw mushrooms, halved)
  • 10 medium raw shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails left on
  • 2 1/2 cups cooked jasmine rice, at room temperature
  • 1 small tomato, cored, seeded, and cut into wedges
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
  • Lime wedges, for serving

Directions

Step 1

In a mortar and pestle or blender, pound or grind the lemongrass, galangal, kaffir lime leaves, and chiles together to form a coarse paste.

Step 2

Transfer the paste to a small bowl, and stir in the fish sauce, soy sauce, chili paste, and lime juice. Set aside.

Step 3

In a wok or large skillet over medium heat, heat the oil.

Step 4

Add the scallion whites, mushrooms, and shrimp, and stir-fry for 1 minute.

Step 5

Add the rice and sauce mixture, and stir just until all the ingredients are coated evenly with sauce. Use a wooden spoon or spatula to break up any large clumps of rice.

Step 6

Add the tomato and scallion greens, and stir-fry for 1 minute more.

Step 7

Turn off the heat, add the cilantro, stir to distribute evenly, and serve immediately, with lime wedges for squeezing on top.

In place of the shrimp, you can use 4 ounces of any boneless meat (for example, chicken or pork), cut against the grain into thin, bite-size pieces (about 1/4 inch by 2 to 3 inches).

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Tom Yum Fried Rice

This Tom Yum fried rice recipe combines the hot and sour flavors of popular Tom Yum soup for a spicy, satisfying one-dish meal. If you are a fan of Tom Yum soup, you will love this fried rice.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Thai
Keyword thai fried rice
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 291 kcal
Author Noor

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp finely sliced fresh or frozen lemongrass (from the bottom 3 inches of about 4 stalks)
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh or frozen galangal
  • 1 small fresh or frozen kaffir lime leaf, central ribs removed and discarded, leaf very finely julienned
  • 2 fresh red Thai chiles, stemmed and chopped
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 4 tsp roasted chili paste
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 cup quartered small white or button mushrooms (or drained canned straw mushrooms, halved)
  • 10 medium raw shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails left on
  • 2 1/2 cup cooked jasmine rice, at room temperature
  • 1 small tomato, cored, seeded, and cut into wedges
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
  • Lime wedges, for serving

Instructions

  1. In a mortar and pestle or blender, pound or grind the lemongrass, galangal, kaffir lime leaves, and chiles together to form a coarse paste.

  2. Transfer the paste to a small bowl, and stir in the fish sauce, soy sauce, chili paste, and lime juice. Set aside.

  3. In a wok or large skillet over medium heat, heat the oil.

  4. Add the scallion whites, mushrooms, and shrimp, and stir-fry for 1 minute.

  5. Add the rice and sauce mixture, and stir just until all the ingredients are coated evenly with sauce. Use a wooden spoon or spatula to break up any large clumps of rice.

  6. Add the tomato and scallion greens, and stir-fry for 1 minute more.

  7. Turn off the heat, add the cilantro, stir to distribute evenly, and serve immediately, with lime wedges for squeezing on top.

1 thought on “Tom Yum Fried Rice Recipe”

  1. 5 stars
    Didn’t change a thing to this recipe and it has become a standard go-to dinner for my family. Absolutely love it!

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