Shrimp Paste Fried Rice (Khao Kluk Kapi)

Another popular Thai dish fried rice. Shrimp paste fried rice with side ingredients called "Khao Kluk Kapi" in Thai. Not easy to find in present but some time can be found on street food. In this recipe. The trick to successful fried rice is to use steamed rice that's been cooled in the refrigerator for at least four hours or even overnight. This helps to harden the rice which allows it to keep from breaking when fried. For best-tasting results try to use a good quality of shrimp paste main reason is because of smell. Bad shrimp paste is terrible smell.

  • 4 cups cooked rice
  • 1 Tbsp shrimp paste
  • 4-5 cloves garlic
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
Ingredients for side serving:
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp thin soy sauce
  • 1 Green Mango or Apple
  • 3 shallots
  • 1/4 cup dried shrimps
  • 2 fresh chillies
  • 1 lime
  • 200 g. long green bean
  • Peel garlic, wash dirt, and mince.
  • Heat oil in a wok on medium-high heat, when oil is hot, add garlic and fry until fragrant.
  • Add shrimp paste, stir well until shrimp paste is soften, then add cooked rice.
  • Stir to mix thoroughly, then remove from heat.
Preparation for side serving:
  • Thin Sliced Fried Egg
  • Beat eggs, add thin soy sauce, and mix well.
  • Heat oil about 1/2 Tbsp in a wok on high heat.
  • When oil is hot, spread the oil, pour the egg, and spread it in a thin layer over the wok.
  • When the egg set well, roll up, and remove from the wok.
  • Cut cooked egg into thin slices and place on a plate.
  • Fried Dried Shrimps
  • Heat oil about 1 Tbsp in a wok on medium heat.
  • When oil is hot, add dried shrimps, and fry until crisp.
  • Drain on paper towel and set aside.
  • Peel shallots and remove chillie stems, wash dirt, and pat dry.
  • Thinly slice shallots, slice chillies, and cut lime into pieces.
  • Wash apple and long green bean.
  • Peel mango or apple skin, thinly slice, and shred.
  • Soak in cold salted water (mix 1/2 tsp salt and 2 cups cold water) for 5 minutes to prevent oxidation.
  • Drain, rinse in cold water, pat dry and set aside.
  • Slice long green bean into small pieces and place on a plate with other side ingredients.
Spoon shrimp paste fried rice on a plate, place thin sliced fried egg, fried dried shrimp, shredded apple, thin sliced shallot, slice long green bean, sliced chillies and a wedge of lime around the rice. Serve immediately with Sweet Pork.



Jan said…
Oooh - now I REALLY like the look and sound of that! That side looks double yummy!
allenooi said…
wow, the other day i posted in my blog and now you have the recipe out! but i am too lazy to cook it.
angie said…
I love Thai Food! Can't find any authentic Thai's Restaurant in Vancouver, BC. Btw, thanks for dropping by my weblog. I'll add Thai Kitchen to my blog list.
Tastes of Home said…
hey Tan, love this!!! yummy :)
how you are make the shrimp paste?
and yes sometimes I am romantic
CRIZ LAI said…
Cool recipe you have here. Mostly I would just use those crystallized ones as it's easier to use. I find those wet ones has the overpowering smell for most people. Not a bad idea to use apples as side dishes. Most of the time I would use pineapples.
orange said…
Tan, how to make the sweet pork ? I always buy this from a little thai shop. Now I can make my own.
Mary said…
I really like this recipe and the ease with which it can be put together. This is my first visit to your blog and I've spent some time browsing through your earlier entries. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers. I'll definitely be back. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary