Chicken fried rice with ginger, garlic coconut, kaffir lime leaves, turmeric and lemongrass

Chicken fried rice with ginger, garlic, coconut, kaffir lime leave, turmeric and lemomgrass

Ingredients

  • 2 cup of uncooked rice, cooked with 2 slices of ginger, fluffed
  • 150g chicken mince or diced chicken thigh pieces
  • 2 eggs
  • Homemade turmeric and lemongrass paste (see below)
  • 3 tbsp. of desiccated coconut
  • 1/2 cup of frozen peas, blanched
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • cooking oil
  • some fried shallot, to garnish (optional) 
  • 1 chili, deveined, sliced, to garnish (optional)

Homemade turmeric paste

  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 tsp fresh turmeric, minced
  • 2 tsp fresh lemongrass (white part only), finely minced
  • 1 small chili, deveined, sliced (optional)
  • 3 kaffir lime leave, deveined, very thinly sliced
  • cooking oil
Method
  • Heat up the cooking oil in a frying pan, sauté the onion briefly; add the remaining ingredients, sauté until aromatic, remove from heat to cool; blend in a blender to form a thick paste (add a little more oil if required).

Fried rice

  • Heat up some cooking oil in a frying pan, scramble the eggs; break the scramble eggs into small chunks; transfer to a plate
  • Heat up some cooking oil in a frying pan; add chicken and sauté until browned; add some turmeric paste (quantity to taste), stir fry until the chicken is cooked; add rice, eggs, peas and sesame oil, break up any chunks, mix well; add desiccated coconut and mix well; season with salt and pepper
  • Transfer to a serving plate, garnish with sliced chili and fried shallot.
Asian fried shallot
Fried shallot
Kaffir lime leaves
Kaffir lime leaves
Lemongrass sticks to make kebab
Lemongrass stalks, trimmed
Chicken fried rice with ginger, garlic coconut, kaffir lime leaves, turmeric and lemongrass
Chicken fried rice with ginger, garlic coconut, kaffir lime leaves, turmeric and lemongrass

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