29 May, 2014
American Fried Rice ข้าวผัดอเมริกัน
American Fried Rice (ข้าวผัดอเมริกัน) (Kaw Pad American)
In fact, American fried rice is the Thai cuisine, and it does not actually exist in the United States.
I asked my fiancé Mark whether he has ever heard about the food “American Fried Rice” and he asked me back what it is. He has never heard about that. So, I think this American Fried Rice video will be helpful for my foreign friends and Thai friends to discover the origin of American Fried Rice and learn how to make it.
The origin of American fried rice came from Khun Ying Suripun Maneewat in more than 60 years ago.
The idea came from leftovers of a regular American breakfast, which has ham, bacon, fried chicken, or sausages. Therefore, she adapted the leftovers to cook with Thai fried rice and she called that “American Fried Rice.” At that time, the ingredients as a side dish for American fried rice were not clear since it depended on whatever she has left.
From that time, Thai people have been spreading the word of American fried rice throughout Thailand until today.
Serving: 2 People
Ingredients of American Fried Rice:
½ Cup of Peas
½ Cup of Sweet Onions (Small Cube)
½ Cup of Carrots (Small Cube)
1 Teaspoon of Chopped Garlic
1 Teaspoon of Ground Black Pepper
1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil (for frying an Egg)
1 Tablespoon of Unsalted Butter
3 Tablespoons of Soy Sauce
2 Tablespoons of Granulated Sugar
3 Tablespoons of Ketchup
2 Eggs (For making Sunny-Upside)
4 Pieces of Bacon
2 Pieces of Fried Chicken
2 Cups of Steamed Rice
3 Pieces of Tomatoes for Decoration
Cooking Directions for American Fried Rice:
1. Bake the bacon in the oven for 12 minutes at 400 Degree Fahrenheit (or 205 Degree Celsius). In another pan, fry chicken.
2. First of all, heat up the skillet at medium high heat. Reduce the heat to medium, add unsalted butter, garlic, and onion, and keep stirring. Then, add carrots and peas and keep stirring. Then, add steamed rice and add soy sauce and keep stirring. Then, add sugar and keep stirring. Then, add ketchup and keep stirring. Increase the heat to medium high and keep stirring until everything is all combined and looks incorporated. Then, turn off the heat and add black pepper. Set aside.
3. Then, fry the egg with the sunny-upside style with the medium heat. Then, serve the fried rice in the middle of the plate. Add fried chicken and bacon around the fried rice. Then, put the sunny upside egg on top of the fried rice. Decorate the plate with slide tomatoes.
You may use ham or sausages instead of bacon or fried chicken. This recipe is full of complete nutritions. It’s easy to make. In particular, if you have leftovers from your American breakfast, you only warm them up and use them as a side dish of this American Fried Rice.
I hope this American Fried Rice recipe and my video are helpful for you to answer why American fried rice is actually the Thai cuisine. I think at least, this menu collaborates the relationship of the United States and Thailand. This American Fried Rice recipe also uses local ingredients to make a new delicious food.
ENJOY :)))) American Fried Rice
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As I wrote in the “About Precious” that I love cooking. I actually began cooking since I was ten. My grandmother and my mother are good home cookers. Their foods are more than delicious. Those are full of love and attention in all ingredients and techniques. Therefore, when my mom was in the kitchen, I usually asked her for a permission to get in the kitchen to help her cook. I have learned so many things from my home cooking. That was the beginning that made me love cooking and cooking became my passion.
In 2012, before I came to the U.S.A., I decided to take a Thai culinary course at Suan Dusit International Culinary School in Bangkok, Thailand. I have learned how to cook Thai traditional foods, including appetizers, entrées, and desserts. Much more than that, what I learned was not only how to cook, but also how to select good qualities of ingredients and how to prepare those ingredients for cooking. I also learned how to crave fruits and vegetables for decoration, but making it edible.
After I have spent my time on my master degrees in the U.S.A., I have been cooking and baking a lot. Many friends have known that when I have free time, I will find an opportunity to either cook or bake. I think this is a good time for me to share what I love to all of you. With all my hearts and passions, I hope you all love my recipes and techniques that I share to all of you.
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