Thai fried rice
Thai fried rice, with common garnishes of cucumber, lime (for squeezing on top), tomato, and green onion served on a bed of lettuce.
Alternative nameskhao phat
TypeRice dish
CourseMain course
Place of originCentral Thailand
Associated cuisineThailand
Khao phat kaphrao mu (rice fried with holy basil and sliced pork).
Khao phat kaeng khiao wan

Thai fried rice (Thai: ข้าวผัด, RTGSkhao phat, pronounced [kʰâ(ː)w pʰàt]) is a variety of fried rice typical of central Thai cuisine. In Thai, khao means "rice" and phat means "of or relating to being stir-fried."

This dish differs from Chinese fried rice in that it is prepared with Thai jasmine rice instead of regular long-grain rice. It normally contains meat (chicken, shrimp, and crab are all common), egg, onions, garlic and sometimes tomatoes. The seasonings, which may include soy sauce, sugar, salt, possibly some chili sauce, and the ubiquitous nampla (fish sauce), are stir-fried together with the other ingredients. The dish is then plated and served with accompaniments like cucumber slices, tomato slices, lime and sprigs of green onion and coriander, and phrik nampla, a spicy sauce made of sliced Thai chilies, chopped garlic cloves, fish sauce, lime juice and sugar.


Thai fried rice has many variants denoted by main ingredient or region. Examples include:

See also


  1. ^ "Khao Phat Kai (Chicken Fried Rice) ข้าวผัดไก่". Clay's Kitchen. Retrieved 3 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Khao Phat Pu (Crab Fried Shrimp) ข้าวผัดปู". Clay's Kitchen. Retrieved 3 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Khao Phat Kaphrao (Stir-Fried Rice Thai Chicken with Basil) ข้าวผัดกะเพรา". Clay's Kitchen. Retrieved 3 November 2018.
  4. ^ Fried Rice Secrets and Night Market
  5. ^ "รายการ Cook's Cult ตอนที่ 11 ข้าวผัดรถไฟ จากอาหารเหลือ สู่เมนูยอดนิยม". เอ็น.พี.ริตี้ NP Rity Company Limited (in Thai). 2014-10-12. Retrieved 2018-01-01.
  6. ^ "ข้าวผัดรถไฟ เมนูในตำนานแห่งรถไฟไทย" [Khao phat rotfai, the legendary dish of Thai railways]. Maeban (in Thai). 12 March 2019. Retrieved 3 October 2021.
  7. ^ Daks, N.; Greeley, A. (2015). Nong's Thai Kitchen. Tuttle Publishing. p. 124. ISBN 978-1-4629-1525-5. Retrieved January 19, 2017.