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Thai special shrimp tom yum fried rice
Thai special shrimp tom yum fried rice

This is one of my kid’s favourite takeaway recipe. I was planning for tomorrow’s cooking when I found most of the important ingredients for Tom Yum fried rice in my overloaded freezer.

On that day, we were going to the wet market for that week’s grocery purchase. So, it was absolutely possible to make tom yum fried rice with fresh prawns.

I like to include seafood in our food as much as possible. That too, fresh seafood gives the satisfaction. Previously, I had some bad outcome when I didn’t check the freshness of the seafood. We can identify the freshness from the smell in the time of cooking, by when it is usually too late to replace the seafood.

I already posted the Tom yum soup recipe. Store-bought sambal paste or chilli paste can be used in this recipe.


  • Galangal-6 slices (skin removed)
  • Lemongrass-6 inches (white part only)
  • Kaffir lime leaves-6 (Remove the vein and chop into small pieces)
  • Thai chilli paste or sambal paste-3 tbsp
  • Fish sauce-2 tbsp
  • Soy sauce-2 tbsp
  • Sugar-2 tsp
  • Lime juice-4 tbsp
  • Eggs-4
  • Cleaned Shrimp or prawn-10
  • Chopped onion-1/2 cup
  • Kailan(Chinese Broccoli)-4 stalks
  • Cooked long grain rice-2 1/2 cup
  • Sliced tomato-2(Deseeded)
  • Chopped green onion-2
  • Chopped cilantro-few
  • Sesame oil


  • Chop galangal, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves into small pieces.
  • Add the sauces and lime juice in a bowl and mix them well. Keep aside.
  • Meanwhile, season the hot wok. Add egg and cook until it becomes scrambled. Keep aside.
  • Fry the shrimp with little oil until the colour changes and keep aside.
  • In a hot wok add oil. Add chopped galangal, lemongrass and lime leaves. Saute for 2 minutes. Now add onion until it turns translucent.
  • Add the Kailan and cook until the broccoli turns into a bright green.
  • Add rice and pour the sauce over the rice.
  • Add the sliced tomato. Mix well until all the grains covered with sauce.
  • Now, add shrimp and egg. Mix them together.
  • Sprinkle chopped green onion and cilantro leaves.
  • Serve hot.


  • Kailan is a leafy vegetable with broad flat leaves and fat stems. It looks different from the regular broccoli and has a bitter taste.
  • Galangal resembles ginger in appearance and taste. If you don’t find galangal replace it with ginger.

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