Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Travel memories - Comfort Fried Rice

Its a little late in the day to write about a holiday that I took almost a couple of years back but then that's the thing with memories..they can just crop up anytime, anywhere! Couple of years back we went on a holiday to Thailand - Bangkok and Pattaya. Both these cities are a food lovers paradise...innumerable cafes , food joints and the fabulous street food. But we had a toddler in tow so we had to be careful in our food choices so we kind of avoided too much gorging and stuck by with food from the hotel. Now one such dish is etched in my memories and that's this fried rice  that I would invariably order everynite and me and my little boy would gorge on it. It was a simple egg fried rice and the star of the dish were these little cherry tomatoes that they put in it. So the other day when I bought a pack of fresh cherry tomatoes from the supermarket I knew that I had to make this dish. Its easy to make and extremely flavourful. My twist here however is the fried egg on top.. soak up the rice in the runny yolk and get transported to food heaven.

Ingredients :

Par boiled rice  - 1 cup ( I used gobindobhog)

Baby onions - 4-5 halved

Cherry tomatoes - 6-7 halved

Spring onions - 2 tbsp finely chopped

Red chillies - 2 nos finely julienned ( use fresh if you can get them)

Salt - to taste

Pepper - to taste freshly crushed

Ajino moto - a pinch ( optional)

Oil - 1 tsp

Egg - 1 no


Keep all the ingredients ready because this is a quick cooking dish.

In a non stick pan  add the oil , saute the onions and the chillies. Next tip in the tomatoes.
Add the rice , salt, pepper and ajino moto and fry for 5-7 mins.

Sprinkle the chopped spring onions. Put the fried rice on a plate and garnish with a fried egg and serve hot. Cooking cant get easier than this!

P.S - We are travelling to Thailand again this weekend and I cant wait to gorge on some fabulous food again and create some more memories!


  1. Lovely presentation..loved the step by step pix too.....

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