Monday, July 20, 2009

Thai Olive Fried Rice

I never miss the Olive Fried Rice when I visit a Thai restuarant. It is a simple mix of rice, olive vegetables and minced pork or chicken with egg. For my version, I kept it simple with only egg and olive vegetables and I have my minced chicken as my side dish.




To begin, I chopped about 1-20g of dried shrimps into small pieces. Fry it with garlic in hot oil. This is the part where it becomes very fragrant and I enjoy this part. Fry for about 2 min before adding in an egg. Stir everything together till egg is semi cooked. Put some olive vegetables into the mixture and continue stirring till well distributed. You can easily get olive vegetable at the supermarket and it comes in the section where you can find bottled pickles and other chinese food stuff. Remove the leaves from the seed and drip in some of the olive oil as well. The amount you add in is entirely up to the individual's preference. I base this on guestimation and my own preference. Then, throw in some over night rice (I use about 1-1.5 cups of cooked rice) and stir thoroughly. Fry till evenly mixed and pour in fish sauce. I pour about 3-4 tbsp to make it more fragrant. Add some pepper and you are ready to go!

PS: do not attempt to add salt or soy sauce as the olive vegetables is preserved in salt and water which already makes it quite salty. If you wish to add meat, fry the minced chicken or pork before adding in the rice.

You can also try Fried Olive Brown Rice. It tastes just as good, and definitely much healthier.

8 comments:

tracieMoo said...

hello =) I really love your blog. Keep it up!

Junglefrog said...

This looks delicious Missy!

Happy Homebaker said...

This looks delicious! I hope I will be able to try it soon, thanks for sharing!

Cook.Bake.Love said...

Very nice presentation, very tempted. hehe.

Missy said...

This may or may not be the authentic way of preparing Olive Fried Rice in Thai style.. however Im very satisfied with this.

tks all once again!

Michelle said...

Hi missy! thanks so much for your recipe! can i trouble you to show a picture of the salted olives?
i went to the supermarket, and i have no idea which one it is in the chinese section :P

Michelle said...
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Missy said...

hi michelle.. i dont have a bottle of olives with me in the kitchen at the moment.

however it can be found tog with the Chinese bottled pickles section. it comes in a small glass bottle, with dark olives in it. in chinese they call it 'gan lan'