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Incredibly Addictive Thai Fried Rice with Prawns Recipe – There Will Be No Leftovers!

Impulsive Culinarian’s Thai Fried Rice with Prawns Recipe – aka: Khao Pad Goong

Thai Fried Rice Ingredients

  • 1 pound Raw Shrimp, size 26-30, peeled & thoroughly cleaned
  • 3 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 4 Shallots, peeled & thinly sliced
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, peeled & thinly sliced
  • 2 Organic Eggs
  • 4 Baby Bok Choy, cleaned, cored & thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup White Wine
  • 4 cups of day-old Cooked Jasmine or Basmati Rice
  • 1/4 cup Fish Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Kosher Salt
  • 5 Green Onions, thinly sliced

Prik Nam Pla Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Fish Sauce
  • 6 Thai Chillies, chopped
  • Juice of 1 Lime
  • 2 tsp Sugar
  • 1 Farlic Clove, minced


  • Peel & thoroughly clean the raw shrimp
  • Rinse in cold water, pat them dry with paper towel, then season generously with salt & pepper, cover & refrigerate until needed
  • Warm a large wok or wok-style skillet over medium-high heat
  • Add coconut oil to the hot pan
  • Add sliced shallots to the pan and saute for around 1 minute, stirring frequently
  • Add sliced garlic to the pan and saute for an additional 30 seconds, stirring frequently
  • Add shrimp to the pan and saute for another minute and a half, stirring constantly until the shrimp is just cooked through
  • Remove pan from the heat
  • Transfer the cooked shrimp to a clean bowl, leaving as much of the shallots, garlic and oil as possible in the hot pan, then set the shrimp aside
  • In a small clean bowl, lightly scramble the eggs
  • Return your pan to the medium-high heat, push onions & garlic to one side and add eggs to the pan
  • Stir constantly until the eggs are just cooked, around 1 minute
  • Add sliced bok choy to the pan and saute for around 3 minutes stirring frequently
  • When the bok choy has wilted and reduced in volume, add white wine to the pan
  • Let the wine reduce for around 2 minutes
  • While wine is reducing, combine fish sauce, sugar, sriracha and salt in a small bowl, mixing it with a fork to combine
  • When the wine has reduce, add half of the cooked rice to the pan along with the fish sauce mixture
  • Fold together until thoroughly combined
  • Add remaining rice, stir frequently for around 6 to 7 minutes until rice is heated through and starts to fry to a light golden brown
  • Remove pan from heat
  • Return shrimp along with any drippings back to the pan and gently fold together
  • Combine all of the prik nam pla in a small mixing bowl and whisk together with a fork
  • Serve the Thai fried rice immediately with additional lime wedges and chopped green onions for garnish
Completely addictive Thai Fried Rice (Khao Pad Goong) with a side of genuine Prik Nam Pla sauce
Completely addictive Thai Fried Rice (Khao Pad Goong) with a side of genuine Prik Nam Pla sauce

Beware – This Dish Is Completely Addictive!

It’s a well known fact that Thai fried rice with prawns is one of the most addictive foods on the planet. Be wary when making this dish for a set number of people as you may very well run out of food long before the meal begins!

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About me: My name is Paul Thibault, an impulsive home chef developing delicious gluten free recipes for family and friends regardless of their allergen restrictions or dietary limitations, visit the About Page to learn more.