Shrimp Paste Fried Rice (Khao Kluk Kapi)

You may have tried Chinese fried rice already. But you know, Thais also have another popular fried rice too! 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


  1. Peel garlic, wash dirt, and mince.

  2. Heat oil in a wok on medium-high heat, when oil is hot, add garlic and fry until fragrant.

  3. Add shrimp paste, stir well until shrimp paste is soften, then add cooked rice.

  4. Stir to mix thoroughly, then remove from heat.

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

Preparation for side serving:

  1. Thin Sliced Fried Egg

  2. Beat eggs, add thin soy sauce, and mix well.

  3. Heat oil about 1/2 Tbsp in a wok on high heat.

  4. When oil is hot, spread the oil, pour the egg, and spread it in a thin layer over the wok.

  5. When the egg set well, roll up, and remove from the wok.

  6. Cut cooked egg into thin slices and place on a plate.

  7. Fried Dried Shrimps

  8. Heat oil about 1 Tbsp in a wok on medium heat.

  9. When oil is hot, add dried shrimps, and fry until crisp.

  10. Drain on paper towel and set aside.


  1. Peel shallots and remove chili stems, wash dirt, and pat dry.

  2. Thinly slice shallots, slice chilies, and cut lime into pieces.

  3. Wash apple and long green bean.

  4. Peel mango or apple skin, thinly slice, and shred.

  5. Soak in cold salted water (mix 1/2 tsp salt and 2 cups cold water) for 5 minutes to prevent oxidation.

  6. Drain, rinse in cold water, pat dry and set aside.

  7. Slice long green bean into small pieces and place on a plate with other side ingredients.

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