Travels with a Gourmet

a food lover's travels, memorable meals, culinary trials and gastronomic experiences

Today was the first overcast day since the beginning of spring so we decided to just get a whole load of weekend papers and sit around at home doing not much at all – no beach, no pool, no lounging on the terrace. As it was a lazy day at home, I was too relaxed to make a complicated meal and ended up just making a quick Thai-style vegetable fried rice with some vegetables from our organic box. It was perfect bowl food for a quiet day at home and dead easy to make as long as you already have some leftover steamed rice, which we did. It’s usually better with the pineapple but if you dont have any, skip that part and just make it without which is what I did.

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Quick Thai vegetable fried rice

  • 2 Tbsp. oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 4 Tbsp. chopped tomatoes
  • 4 Tbsp. chopped carrots
  • 4 Tbsp. chopped pineapple (fresh is better but canned is fine as well)
  • 2 cups cooked Thai jasmine rice (leftover from the night before is better)
  • 4 Tbsp. light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. freshly-ground pepper
  • fresh coriander/cilantro
  • Heat the oil in a non-stick pan. Brown the garlic gently then add the rest of the ingredients one at a time, stirring well. Finally, add the rice and the seasoning then garnish with fresh coriander sprigs. Transfer to a bowl and dig in.
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