Thai Fried Rice Recipe with Shrimp (Khao Pad Goong ข้าวผัดกุ้ง)

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Get all the details for this Thai fried rice recipe (khao pad goong ข้าวผัดกุ้ง) here:

Thai fried rice is a very typical street food dish in Thailand and you’ll find it at any restaurant you go to. It’s quite easy to make, and it’s usually pretty tasty as well. You can order Thai fried rice with any kind of meat you want, but probably the most popular version is with shrimp, which we will be making in this recipe right here.

When you make fried rice, if you don’t have all the ingredients mentioned in this video, you can alternatively just find whatever you have in your fridge and use that. I’ve made fried rice with all sorts of ingredients, like leftover grilled chicken or steak, and it turns out extremely delicious. So don’t be too concerned about ingredients you have, but if you do happen to have fresh shrimp, it does taste amazing. Like with many stir fried dishes, the most important thing is to first prepare all of your ingredients. Peel the shrimp, chop up the onion, garlic, Chinese broccoli, or whatever other vegetables you’re using, before you get started.

For the rice, it’s actually best to use day-old rice, as it has sort of dried out. However, if you only have fresh rice which has just been cooked, the best thing to do is put it in a bowl, and let it air dry for a while until it’s completely cooled. If you fry fresh rice directly from the hot pot when it’s still moist, it’s much easier for the rice to stick to the pan – so that’s why it’s best to use cooled or day-old rice.

In this Thai fried rice video, I’ll also be preparing prik nam pla (พริกน้ำปลา), which is the famous Thai condiment of chilies mixed with fish sauce. You’ll find this condiment at nearly every Thai street food restaurant, and it’s an absolute must when it comes to Thai fried rice. That’s what makes it uniquely Thai.

Here are the ingredients you’ll need to cook this Thai fried rice recipe:

Fried Rice with Shrimp (Khao Pad Goong ข้าวผัดกุ้ง)
1.5 cups of cooked rice cooled (or day old rice works well too) – Or just estimate about 1 normal bowl full
About 5 – 10 shrimp, head peeled, but tail on
¼ of a big white onion (or ½ of a very small white onion, like I used)
1 leaf of Chinese broccoli (or any crisp green leafy vegetable)
2 cloves garlic
1 egg
½ tablespoon soy sauce
½ tablespoon oyster sauce
Pinch of sugar (optional)
1 tablespoon of oil for frying

Prik Nam Pla (Chilies in Fish Sauce พริกน้ำปลา)
5 Thai chilies
3 tablespoons of fish sauce
1/2 of a lime

Full Thai fried rice recipe (khao pad goong ข้าวผัดกุ้ง) here:
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Chef Lery Poblete says:

Wow.. love it. I am a big fan of Thai Food and your fried rice is exceptionally looking great and looks yummy!

Ibrahim 01 says:

looked so young!

Celeste Frando says:

I love seeing you cooking food Mark

juan cervantes para serville says:

i prefer thai fried rice than indon fried rice

indunil edirisinghe says:

hey dont no how to cook thai fried add egg still raw.

Cookin' with T says:

you are great !

kungopus says:

Mark! Always a👍 for you homie, i'm learning a lot😀 🇸🇪

Amanda Frank Aguinaga says:

Dude your eyes are trippin me out big time but the recipes are the bomb thanks so much for posting this looks so good!!

Paul Christian Sta Ana says:

hey mark! I'm your fan from Philippines. Hope you get back here and feature the spiciest foods in the Philippines that can be found in the Bicol Region of Philippines.

Photography Tips & Tricks says:

One thing I noticed he didn’t add salt to his recipes

Soham J says:

Where do you live mark

Tin Kan says:

Hey Mark, thanks for the tricks to make Khao Pad, I'm good at

Thai Cooking too an I live in St.Petersburg, Fl.  You inspired me to do some Thai Home Cooking.  Wish you can come to visit sometimes. …Tin Maybe we can do cooking class together.:)

AhSchit says:

best thai fried rice i've ever had. amazing and delicious.

estefania lmuth says:

Thank you! For specifying how Asian cooks, it not the measurements but the taste behind the roots that was taught and never forgotten! Keep up your blogs, love it and bless your family!

Steph S says:

Thanks so much 🙂 would definitely love to see more recipe posts

Imru I says:

I am impressed you can cook pretty well too, Nice.

Guy Scratton says:

Great vids Mark. As a loyal viewer to your channel,could you please leave out those shots of that really cute baby and get straight into your cooking / eating please.

Alicia Ellis says:

wow you are a great cook!

Tri Le says:

good jod mark !!!

Hanna Weir says:

I tried this for few times turn amazing yummy

Rei Lea says:

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michigan0207 says:

Only thing I ever order at a Thai joint is spicy fried rice with chicken. It never comes with the pepper fish sauce stuff.

Gizta Luzy says:

I love fry rice… look like sooo good and deliciuss…yummmyyy

Dulce Corazon Alegre says:

mark you are def hot here!!!

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Khine nwe mon says:

It seems delicious. Fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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