Tom yam Fried Rice

Tom Yum Fried Rice

2 cups Jasmine rice or Basmati – cooked in 2 ¼ cups water and cooled – day old rice is good
1 ½ cups chicken breast (or for seafood fried rice use shrimp/calamari combined) cut into bite size
1 ½ cups baby spinach, loosely packed
2 eggs
½ Peanut or sunflower oil  for frying the paste ingredients
1 small lime
handful of basil leaves
2-3 kaffir lime leaves
2 tsp salt

Tom Yum Paste:

5 shallots
5 large cloves garlic
1 knob of galangal
5 mild long dry red chillies
1 finger length  lemon grass – Don’t know which part of lemon grass to use?
2 Tbsp Tamarind Paste ( Soak A lime sized piece of tamarind in 3 Tbsp of Hot water,  for 10 minutes then mash to a pulpy paste)
1 Tbsp good quality fish sauce or light soy sauce
1 Tbsp Palm Sugar / brown sugar


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