American Fried Rice

american fried rice

American fried rice (khao phat Amerikan) is a Thai fried rice dish with ‘American’ side ingredients like fried chicken, ham, hot dogs, raisins, ketchup, and croutons. It was invented during the Vietnam War era to serve to United States Marine Corps and United States Air Force personnel stationed in Thailand. The Malaysian equivalent of American fried rice, called Nasi Goreng USA, is made with many of the same ingredients; however, no pork products are used, and customers are given the choice of ketchup or chili sauce.


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