Authentic Thai Recipe for Khao Pad Kaeng Kiew Waan | ข้าวผัดแกงเขียวหวาน | Green Curry Fried Rice

Everyday Chinese style fried rice just won’t be good enough for you once you try some of our Thai style fried rice. ข้าวผัดแกงเขียวหวาน (Khao Pad Kaeng Kiew Waan) is fried rice made with green curry spices, juicy chucks of chicken, and is loaded with rich and creamy flavor. The aroma of Thai sweet basil, a hint of fresh peppercorns, and the crunchy goodness of pea eggplants combine to make this a dish that is sure to be one of your new favorites. It’s easy to make some up at home. Just follow me!

Ingredient List:

4 Cups Thai Jasmine Rice (Pre-cooked, cold)
1 large chicken thigh Chicken Meat (bone and skin removed, cut into small pieces)
1 Tablespoon Thai Green Curry Paste
1/2 Cup Pea Eggplant (stems removed)
1 – 2 Cups Thai Sweet Basil (Horapah basil)
1 Thai Long Chili (sliced diagonally)
6 Kaffir lime leaves
1 or 2 bunches Fresh Green Peppercorns
2 teaspoons Coconut Sugar
1 teaspoon Fish Sauce (or as needed)


1: Earlier in the day, make some white rice so it has time to cool.

2: Remove the bone and skin from a large chicken thigh and cut the meat into 1/2 inch cubes.

3: Add half of the coconut milk to a cold wok or frying pan. When it starts to get hot, add the green curry paste and stir it in well. Cook until oils are separated.

4: Add the chicken, stir it into the curry and fry until it is fully cooked.

5: Add the coconut sugar and stir it in until it melts in completely, then add the second half of the coconut milk. Stir in well and let the mixture start to bubble again.

6: Add green peppercorn, kaffir lime leaves, pea eggplants and stir it all well. Let it get hot and cook, slowly bubbling, for about 5 minutes.

7: Turn the heat on as high, then add the rice. Stir it in well and keep flipping it from the bottom. Let it fry and start to get browned a little in some places. Serve hot.

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