Foodie Friday Thai Fried “Rice”…

My second recipe today is Thai Fried “Rice”. I used Miracle Rice to add bulk to this recipe without added flavor, calories, carbs, fat, etc.. If you have never used Miracle Noodle products, they are a great way to bulk up foods. The texture is soft and a little spongey. I do not like to use the noodle products as noodle replacements in pasta dishes. The texture and look is not the same. I can’t fool anyone when I sub with them, not even myself. However, they are good in soups and stir fried anything. You can easily substitute cauliflower rice in this recipe; but, I wanted to keep the carb count low on this dish. I also wanted to prepare it in a way that it could be bulked up with added vegetables and protein for a larger, more filling meal.

Growing up, this is how I knew fried rice (with actual rice, of course). I will never forget having fried rice in a restaurant for the first time. When I was introduced to the soy sauce laden, peas, and carrots version… Let’s just say WTH?!!! It was not exactly what I was used to.

Thai Fried “Rice”

Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup (28g) slivered almonds (peanuts would be great but would kick up carbs slightly)
  • 1/2 small onion chopped (90g)
  • 1 oz Basil Leaves (Thai Basil preferred but regular Basil is just fine – weigh them dry, then wash) – rough chop just enough to break them up
  • 2 Garlic Cloves sliced (9g)
  • 1 Thai Chili Pepper sliced (3g) (You can sub 2 tsp Chili Garlic Sauce)
  • 2 Tbs Red Palm Oil (you can sub Grapeseed Oil, Coconut Oil, or Ghee)
  • 1 package of Miracle Rice
  • 2 Tbs Coconut Aminos halved (Bragg Liquid Aminos, Tamari sauce, or Soy Sauce -check carb count as Soy has wheat- can be subbed as well)
  • 2 Tbs Fish Sauce (sugar free)
  • 1/4 tsp Shrimp Paste (optional – but highly recommended as it rounds out the flavor perfectly)
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 Tbs Sesame Oil (optional)
  • Juice of 2 Limes
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Preparing your Miracle Rice

The directions on the package says to rinse thoroughly with water. Ignore these directions and follow mine. Trust me.

***Miracle Noodle products have a fishy smell. The rinsing is supposed to get rid of the smell. But, you will be rinsing until you are worried about your water consumption. Don’t bother with it. Unless you do not have a microwave.***

  • Drain off Miracle Rice in a wire sieve
  • Place in a microwave safe bowl and cook on High for 1 minute
  • Take out and drain off excess liquid in wire sieve
  • Repeat 2 more times
  • After the 3rd round, your miracle rice should be dried out and odor 90% neutralized
  • Leave in sieve over the bowl for any liquid left to drain off

On to the dish

  1. If your slivered almonds are raw, dry toast them in your pan over Medium Heat until slightly crisped and fragrant stirring every minute – about 5-7 minutes
  2. Remove almonds
  3. Using same pan, add Red Palm Oil (or other high heat cooking oil mentioned above)
  4. Once melted, add onions, garlic, and Thai chili pepper
  5. Cook for about 5 minutes until the onions are transparent
  6. Add Miracle Rice, Fish Sauce, Shrimp Paste, 1 Tbs Coconut Aminos (or Liquid Aminos, Tamari, or Soy Sauce)
  7. Let cook for 5 minutes mixing well
  8. Add Basil stir around to mix in evenly, then form a well in the center of your pan
  9. Add the eggs to the center, break up the yolks
  10. Stir the eggs within the well and let cook util they are about 75% done (whites are just past the glassy stage)
  11. Add Almonds on the “rice”
  12. Fold in the rest of the ingredients and stir fry for an addtional 3 – 5 minutes to mix in all the ingredients and flavors
  13. Turn off heat
  14. Add 1 Tbs Coconut Aminos all over the rice (or your substitute), Squeeze the juice of 2 limes over the rice, and 1 Tbs of Sesame Oil (if using) sprinkled all over the rice
  15. Mix well
  16. Add salt and pepper to taste (optional)
  17. Serve

Nutrition

~  Calories: 396  ~  Fat: 32.54g  ~  Total Carbohydrate: 16.14g  ~ Fiber: 6.1g  ~  Net Carb: 10.04g  ~  Protein: 11.16g  ~

 

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