Fluffy rice flavored with fresh, fragrant basil tossed in with veggies and crispy tofu bites, this Thai fried rice recipe is truly, a vegetarian’s (or a vegan too!) delight. No hidden fish sauce, or oyster sauce that is synonymous with flavorful Thai food here. A bold flavor created with simple ingredients is what you have in store for you. Say bye-bye to take-out Tuesdays because this Thai fried rice recipe is all you need to cook yourself a happy meal! 🙂
You know how you hate some food when you are a kid; a particular veggie or some gooey thing that your grandma calls “her specialty” or just some other random thing. A few years go by, you end up tasting that thing you hate again (may be to impress that special someone or just by accident) and then, you begin to wonder why you hated it in the first place because it does not taste that bad! In fact, you actually begin to enjoy it. This has happened to all of us, right? it has happened with me and with Nachiket too.
Our travels as a couple and my blogging have definitely led to our tastes evolving to appreciate the nuances of food and cuisines. Nachiket who was ever so wary of trying Thai food has fallen madly in love with it! He loves the coconut soups (You can find the recipe here) , the tofu and all the hoopla that accompanies Thai food. So, I felt proud. You know, my husband has evolved taste and I am mostly the reason behind it?
Well, that was until the internet burst my bubble! An article I read states that you begin to enjoy some food as an adult (those that you hated as a kid) because your taste buds die with time and some are never replaced making food with strong flavors more palatable as grow older. And here I was, thinking our taste buds evolved….. Apparently, they just died! :/
Sigh! Either which way, Thai fried rice was becoming an every-other-day take-out affair with Thai-crazy husband. So, I did what a food blogger does best, recreated restaurant-style Thai fried rice at home! And, we have a winner recipe… Here is the recipe for
Thai Fried Rice