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T h a i F r i e d

Ar eci pe t hatmymom' sbeen maki ng f ormanyyear snow i sa Thai s t yl ef r i ed “ r i ce di s h. Ourf ami l yl ov esThaif ood,and one t i me ata Thair es t aur antwe had t hi sr eal l ydel i ci ousf r i ed r i ce t hatwass er v ed i n a gut t ed hal f pi neappl e. We al l l ov ed i ta l ot ,s o mymom t r i ed t o make t he di s h athome f orus . Now us ual l y t hos e at t empt sdon' tt ur n outgr eat ,butt hi sf r i ed r i ce act ual l yt ur ned outgr eat and i t ' sone ofmyf av or i t et hi ngss he makes . Thi sdi s hi spr et t yr ef l ect i v e oft he cooki ng i n ourf ami l y-qui t e ecl ect i cand i ns pi r ed byt he manycui s i neswe hav e been ex pos ed t o. Myf ami l ycomesf r om Mol dov a,f or mer l ypar toft he Sov i etUni on,butwe ar e Jewi s h and mypar ent sar en' tes peci al l yf ond ofRus s i an f ood orcul t ur e. Occas i onal l ymygr andma ormom wi l lmake Rus s i an di s hesl i ke bor s cht ,pel meni ( meatdumpl i ngs ) ,orkot l et y( f r i ed meat bal l s ) . And f orJewi s h hol i dayswe make t hi ngsl i ke Lat kesand Hament as chen and ot hert r eat s . Buti n myhous e,you' r e mor el i kel yt of i nd a bl end ofI t al i an,Thai ,I ndi an,and Amer i can f l av or st han anyt hi ng r emot el yRus s i an. Ienj oyt he v ar i et y,and It hi nkhow we hav e been i nf l u enced bymanydi f f er entet hni ccui s i nesand hav e adapt ed t hem t o ourown t as t esand pr ef er encesi sa beaut i f ulr ef l ect i on oft he cul t ur aldi v er s i t yofourci t y and count r y. Thi sdi s ht hatmymot hermakes ,f orex ampl e,comesi n manyv ar i at i ons ,dependi ng on how s he' sf eel i ng and who i t ' sf or-mys i s t eri sa v eget ar i an,s os he' l leati twi t ht of u,butIwi l leatpr et t ymuch anyt hi ng. �

Fr ed Shay ki s

I ngr edi ent s : Ri ce ( br own orwhi t e) Tof u,Shr i mp,and/orchi cken Rai s i ns Pi neappl e chunks Gr een oni ons Mi nced gar l i c Peanutbut t er Ol i v e oi l Bl ackpepper Cumi n Cur r ypowder

R i c e

Di r ect i ons : Cookt he r i ce i nar i ce cooker . Fr yt of u,s hr i mp,orchi cken ( cuti nt os mal l pi eces )on a s ki l l et . Al s of r yt he chopped gr een oni onsunt i lbr own and s weet . Puts ome ol i v e oi li n a pan atmedi um heatand ( opt i onal )add 1 -2 s poonsof peanutbut t erand wai tunt i lpar t i al l ymel t ed. Thi sappr ox i mat est he cl as s i cThai " peanuts auce"f l av or . Add i nt he r i ce and l eti tf r yf ora f ew mi nut es . Mi xi n addi t i onali ngr edi ent sand s pi ces ,mi x i ng t hor oughl y. Ser v e hotand enj oy.

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