Simple Nam Prik Pao Fried Rice
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Thai
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • leftover cold rice, 2-4 cups will be enough for 2 people
  • 2-3 T vegetable oil
  • 1 T fish sauce, to taste
  • 2 T nam prik pao, to taste
  • 2-4 fried eggs, depending on how much you like fried eggs!
  • lime wedges, optional
  1. Heat the oil in a nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring, until golden. Add the rice and fry for about 2 minutes, stirring. Add the fish sauce and nam prik pao, starting with lesser amounts. Stir, working the sauces into the rice. Taste for adjustments.
  2. Dump the rice into a serving dish and then add a little more oil to the pan. Quickly fry the eggs, preferably with a runny yolk so that its golden goodness can mingle with the nam prik pao. Serve on top of the rice with lime wedges if desired.
  3. *If you want a more complete, less "on the go" meal, add more veggies before adding the rice.
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