Top 5 Thai Fried Rice Dishes

Delicious Fried Rice From the Thai Kitchen

Try the best fried rice recipes from the Thai kitchen! All these fried rice recipes include easy to follow instructions and tips to help you make your favorite fried rice at home in your own kitchen with restaurant-quality results (or better!). Enjoy!

  • 01 of 05

    Traditional Thai Pineapple Fried Rice (Vegetarian/Gluten-Free)

    Thai pineapple fried rice

    The Spruce

    This classic Thai pineapple fried rice recipe is real vegetarian Thai food. Make this easy fried rice at home - it's as good or better than take-out fried rice! Thai jasmine rice is fried up with chunks of pineapple, plus cashews, peas, and currents with a curry-flavored sauce. Includes cooking tips to create perfect fried rice every time. Proof that vegetarian Thai cooking is anything but boring. Mmmm - heavenly!

  • 02 of 05

    Classic Thai Chicken Fried Rice

    Thai chicken fried rice

    The Spruce

    Chicken fried rice is always a popular choice at mealtimes, both with kids and adults. But most homemade versions of fried rice don't taste nearly as good as those made in a restaurant. If you've found this to be the case, what you may be lacking are a few fried rice tips (included in this recipe). Make this dish as spicy or mild as you like, according to how much chili you want to add (it can also be omitted, especially if you're feeding kids).

  • 03 of 05

    Thai Shrimp Fried Rice

    Plate of shrimp fried rice on a placemat and wood table
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    In this easy fried rice recipe, fresh or frozen shrimp are quickly stir-fried with garlic and onions. Add the cooked rice, a couple of eggs, frozen peas, plus my own special Thai sauce, and you have a fried rice recipe that is sure to please everyone, even your kids. A great way to use leftover rice - and leftover roasted chicken can also be added if you have some taking up space in the refrigerator. Add chili (or chili sauce) if you like it spicy.

  • 04 of 05

    Aromatic Chicken Fried Rice With Basil & Lime Leaf

    Chicken basil fried rice

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    This Thai take on chicken fried rice is SO good and so easy. Very aromatic, this fried rice recipe features fresh basil and lime leaf for an exquisite Thai taste that is a big step above ordinary!

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  • 05 of 05

    Thai Yellow Fried Rice

    Fried rice on a plate
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    This Thai Yellow Fried Rice is colorful and easy to put together. Made with fresh or frozen shrimp, this recipe also features greens such as spring onion, fresh coriander, and peas. Turmeric is the special ingredient that makes the fried rice yellow. A great way to use up leftover rice - rice that is several days old is perfect for this simple but extremely tasty recipe. Enjoy!