Spicy Thai Fried Rice

Spicy Thai Fried Rice

Delicious as a side or a meal
Course Meal, Side
Cuisine Thai
Keyword Nam Prik Pao, Thai Chili Paste
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 351kcal


  • 2 cup Jasmine rice cooked
  • 2/3 pound sliced beef
  • 5 Thai chili peppers chopped
  • 1/2 yellow onion chopped
  • 1/2 carrot peeled and grated
  • 1 scallion chopped (green top)
  • 3 tablespoons Thai chili paste a.k.a. Nam Prik Pao
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice optional
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander


  • In a wok or high-sided saucepan, heat the 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil over medium heat, then saute the beef until close to cooked.
  • Add the Thai pepper, yellow onion, carrot, scallions, and garlic. Continue to saute until the onion is cooked through and the beef is fully cooked.
  • Add the cooked rice, fish sauce, Thai chili paste, curry powder, coriander, and basil to the wok and stir to combine.
  • Add the lime juice (optional) and stir to combine.
  • Serve immediately.



Are Thai peppers too spicy for you? Substitute in red jalapeño or Fresno peppers instead. Both are significantly milder but share a similar red color. 


Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 1239mg | Potassium: 324mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 18.3% | Vitamin C: 40.5% | Calcium: 18.3% | Iron: 12.6%