American Fried Rice (ข้าวผัดอเมริกัน)
Recipe type: Main Dish, One-Plate Meal
Cuisine: Doesn't look Thai, but definitely Thai
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Serves: 4
  • Store-bought fried chicken, enough for 4 people
  • 4 fried eggs, sunny side-up
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4 frankfurters
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 small onion, peeled and finely-diced
  • 4 tablespoons raisins
  • 4 cups of cold, leftover rice
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ⅓ cups frozen peas, thawed (optional)
  • Salt, to taste
  • Cucumber, tomatoes, lettuce for garnish
  • Extra ketchup on the side
  1. Make the frankfurter flowers by cutting the frankfurters in half. Makes 4 cuts on one end of each piece about ¾ of the way to the other end to create the "petals."
  2. In a large skillet, heat up the vegetable oil over medium heat. Fry the frankfurter flowers until they "bloom." Set aside and keep warm.
  3. Keep fried chicken and fried eggs warm while making the fried rice.
  4. Put the same skillet in which you made the frankfurter flowers back over medium heat. Immediately, add butter, minced garlic, diced onion, and raisins (if you use peas, add them now); fry until onion is translucent.
  5. Add rice and ketchup; stir until everything is well mixed. Salt to taste. Remove from heat and keep warm.
  6. To serve, put one portion of the ketchup fried rice into a 8-ounce bowl; pack it down firmly with a spoon. Unmold the rice onto a serving plate. Place one portion of fried chicken and one fried egg on each serving plate. Garnish with cucumber, tomatoes, and lettuce, if desired.
  7. Serve with extra ketchup on the side.
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