Chili Fried Rice


1 full cup long-grain rice

4 tbsp vegetable oil

2 garlic cloves, chopped finely

8 scallions, trimmed and sliced finely

1 small red chili, seeded and chopped finely

1 tbsp red curry paste or 2 tbsp chili sauce

1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded and chopped

3/4 cup green beans, chopped

1 1/2 cups cooked peeled shrimp or chopped cooked chickenn

2 tbsp fish sauce

Cucumber slices to garnish

Shredded scallions to garnish


  1. Cook the rice in plenty of boiling lightly salted water until tender, about 12 minutes. drain, rinse with cold water and drain thoroughly
  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a wok or large skillet until the oil is really hot
  3. Add the garlic to the wok or skillet and gently fry for 2 minutes until golden.
  4. Add the chili and scallions and cook, stirring for 3 to 4 minutes.
  5. Add the red curry paste or chili sauce to the wok or skillet and fry for 1 minute, then add the red bell pepper and green beans. Stir-fry briskly for 2 minutes.
  6. Tip the cooked rice into the wok or skillet and add the shrimp or chicken and the fish sauce. Stir-fry over a medium-high heat for about 4-5 minutes, until the rice is hot.
  7. Transfer the chili fried rice to warm serving dishes, garnish with cucumber slices and shredded scallion and serve.
  8. Enjoy!
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