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A plate of tom yum fried rice with turkey meat.

Tom Yum Fried Rice Using Turkey Meat


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  • Author: Suwanee
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Are you a fan of Tom Yum Soup? If so, you will love this easy Thai Tom Yum Fried Rice (Using paste). This recipe uses roasted meat like rotisserie chicken, leftover turkey meat, roasted duck, pork, or ham.  And it’s so quick and easy. You can have this delicious fried rice on the table in 20 minutes!


Ingredients

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  • 2 cups cooked jasmine rice. * See notes on rice below
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup oil  (vegetable, coconut, canola, or grape seed oil)
  • 6 ounces of leftover roasted meat like Rotisserie chicken, Roasted duck, pork, or Thanksgiving turkey meat
  • 2 tablespoons Tom Yum Paste (Aroy D or Mae Sri Brand)
  • 2.5 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • ½ cup tomato chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • ½ cup mushroom sliced long and thin
  • 1 tablespoon kaffir lime leaves very finely sliced, around 3-4 leaves
  • ½ cup shallots, long and thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup green onions chopped into ½ inch pieces
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped

Instructions

  1. Heat a wok or large skillet on medium-high heat and wait until it’s warm before adding oil. Add the garlic and shallot/onion, stir, and let cook for 1 minute. Use avocado, coconut, canola, or vegetable oil.
  2. Move the garlic and shallot slightly to the side of the wok, add the eggs, and scramble lightly for 1 minute. Do not stir it too often; you want to leave large chunks of eggs intact.
  3. Add the turkey and stir. Fry everything in the wok together for 1 minute.
  4. Add the Tom Yum paste, break up the chunks, and stir well with the food in the wok. Turn the temperature to medium heat if the paste cooks too fast. Add 1-2 tablespoons of water if the pan looks too dry.
  5. Add the mushroom, stir, and cook for 1 minute, just enough to let everything lightly cook together before adding more ingredients.
  6. Add the rice, fish sauce, lime juice, and sugar and stir for 2-3 minutes. Break up the rice chunks well and spread everything evenly on the work surface to let out the moisture so the fried rice won't get too mushy.
  7. Turn the heat to high, and add the tomato and green onions, kaffir lime leaves, and cilantro. Stir well together, and cook for 1 minute.
  8. Give it one last stir before turning the heat off, and place the fried rice on a serving plate. Seasoned with more fish sauce, lime juice, sugar, and spicy chilis!  Enjoy your new favorite stir-fry!

Notes

  • Rice is the main ingredient in this recipe. Use leftover rice for the best result. Fresh rice has too much moisture when used for fried rice. The rice will turn soggy and not as tasty.
  • You can use rice 2-3 days old, but if you have freshly cooked rice, let it sit and dry out on a plate at room temperature for at least 1 hour to let the moisture escape. You can prepare the other ingredients while this is going on.
  • Tom Yum Paste. This recipe uses store-bought instant paste found at Asian supermarkets. Aroy D is my favorite brand, but if it's unavailable, use any brand you can find and adjust the flavors to your taste buds with lime juice, fish sauce, and sugar at the end of your cooking.
  • Make your own delicious Tom Yum paste for an even more aromatic, fresh, and healthy using this Authentic Tom Yum paste recipe.
  • Roasted meat. You only need 6 oz of roasted meat. You can use dark or white meat for this, and it’s ok to leave some of the skin on top if you like the skin. The skin adds extra flavor. Yum!
  • Rice is the main ingredient in this recipe. Use leftover rice for the best result. Fresh rice has too much moisture when used for fried rice. The rice will turn soggy and not as tasty.
  • You can use rice 2-3 days old, but if you have freshly cooked rice, let it sit and dry out on a plate at room temperature for at least 1 hour to let the moisture escape. You can prepare the other ingredients while this is going on.
  • Roasted meat. You only need 6 oz of roasted meat. You can use dark or white meat for this, and it’s ok to leave some of the skin on top if you like the skin. The skin adds extra flavor. Yum!
  • Rice. Use rice 2-3 days old, but if you cannot use fresh rice, let it sit and dry out on a plate for at least 30 minutes to let the moisture escape. You can prepare the other ingredients while this is going on.
  • Roasted meat. You only need 6 oz of roasted meat. You can use dark or white meat for this, and it’s ok to leave some of the skin on top if you like the skin. The skin adds extra flavor. Yum!

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  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Category: Fried Rice
  • Method: Stir fried
  • Cuisine: Thai