Thai Fried Rice {Zojirushi Rice Cooker Giveaway}


Have I told you how much my family loves rice? Especially my son, he could live off rice alone. And one of his favorites is fried rice. I love it too because it’s inexpensive and a great way to clean out the fridge. Yesterday, I wanted to take advantage of the overgrowing Thai basil in my herb garden so I made this Thai style fried rice.

I started with cubed chicken, then leftover broccoli and carrots. Then I found some peas in the freezer and tossed in some eggs scrambled in sesame seed oil. For flavor, I added my version of Thai flavor with sweet chili sauce, oyster sauce, soy sauce, fish sauce and some lime juice. These sauces make the rice absolutely addictive. My son went back for seconds and thirds. To finish off this fried rice, I added lots of fresh Thai basil, cilantro, green onions and diced tomatoes.


Thai Fried Rice {Zojirushi Rice Cooker Giveaway}  Dinner

Thai Fried Rice

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1 tablespoon rice bran oil, or olive oil
1 lb chicken, cut in cubes
1 cup chopped broccoli
1 cup matchstick carrots
1 cup frozen and defrosted or fresh peas
1 teaspoon sesame seed oil
2 eggs
2 cups cooked brown rice, cooled
1/4 cup sweet Thai chili sauce
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
the juice of 1 lime
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1/4 cup freshly chopped Thai basil
1/4 cup freshly chopped cilantro
1/4 cup diced tomatoes, for garnish


Preheat large skillet or wok over high heat. Add oil and chicken. Cook until chicken is almost done. Add broccoli and carrots. Cook until vegetables are tender crisp. In a different skillet, preheat over medium heat and add sesame seed oil. Scramble eggs and cook until soft.

Add peas, scrambled eggs, rice and all sauces to wok. Cook until heated through.

When hot, remove from heat and add green onions, basil and cilantro. Mix well and serve topped with diced tomatoes.

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Since we all love to eat rice so much, I try to make it healthy by making brown rice as much as possible. The one problem is that I absolutely suck at making brown rice. I’ve tried the stovetop, my little rice cooker and baking it with no luck. It’s either gooey, chewy, or more like some odd risotto.

So I have given up and turned to a rice cooker, a really good one. I’ve had a little black and decker for years, and while it does an okay job with white rice, you can’t cook sushi, sweet or brown rice in it and get even halfway good results.

Meet my new best friend, the Zojirushi Micom Fuzzy-Logic Rice Cooker and Warmer. This guy has a new home on my counter top, a privilege that only my very favorite appliances get to have.

This little guy can cook absolutely perfect white, brown, sushi, wild and sweet rice in just a few short steps. You can even cook oats in it, something I haven’t done yet, but can’t wait to try.

Shown below is both the 5 1/2 cup and the larger 10 cup model.


From the company:

“The dent resistant plastic body Micom Rice Cooker & Warmer features micro computerized Fuzzy logic technology, which allows the rice cooker to ‘think’ for itself and make fine adjustments to temperature and heating time to cook perfect rice every time.

  • Micro computerized Fuzzy logic technology
  • Healthy brown rice menu setting
  • Automatic keep warm and extended keep warm
  • Delay timer (2 settings)
  • Detachable power cord
  • Menu settings include: white/mixed, sushi, porridge, sweet, brown, rinse-free and quick cooking”

Now time for the Giveaway!

For a chance to win (1) Zojirushi NS-WAC10 Micom Fuzzy-Logic 5-1/2-Cup Rice Cooker and Warmer, just leave a comment below telling me your favorite type of rice!

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  55 Responses to “Thai Fried Rice {Zojirushi Rice Cooker Giveaway}”

  1. Lisa Brown — December 19, 2012 @ 4:28 pm

    I love sushi rice

  2. miki — December 19, 2012 @ 5:08 pm

    I love brown rice!

  3. Cassie | Bake Your Day — December 19, 2012 @ 5:59 pm

    I was thinking about having fried rice for dinner tonight. Love all the veggies in there!

  4. Paula - bell'alimento — December 19, 2012 @ 6:58 pm

    I love perfectly cooked white rice.

  5. Kacey — December 19, 2012 @ 7:32 pm

    I think my favorite is Jasmine Rice! And I love this giveaway. I’m moving to Japan in a few months and this will save me a boat load of money buying one for everything I”m going to cook over tehre!

  6. latanya — December 19, 2012 @ 9:58 pm

    jasmine rice

  7. Christina C. — December 19, 2012 @ 10:41 pm

    I love a Korean brand of brown rice that’s mixed with glutinous brown rice. The texture is closer to the white Jasmine rice I used to eat before switching to brown rice. 🙂

  8. Tara @ Unsophisticook — December 19, 2012 @ 11:21 pm

    We eat a wild rice blend mainly. This fried rice sounds amazing!

  9. Rachel Lore'l — December 20, 2012 @ 12:49 am

    Perfectly cook white rice. It’s so yummy when it’s fluffy.

  10. Having been introduced to many new-to-me varieties of rice when I visited my daughter who moved to the Philippines, I discovered new favorites. I was especially interested in seeing the harvesting of the rice and drying it on the shoulder of the roadways! Out of my new discoveries, my new favorite is whole grain red rice and the beautiful Philippines.

  11. Nan to 2 Grands — December 20, 2012 @ 1:50 am

    Having been introduced to many new-to-me varieties of rice when I visited my daughter who moved to the Philippines, I discovered new favorites. I was especially interested in seeing the harvesting of the rice and drying it on the shoulder of the roadways! Out of my new discoveries, my new favorite is whole grain red rice. (Oops! I obviously didn’t know what I was doing with my first attempt to post a comment. Please delete it if you can.)

  12. MaryB — December 20, 2012 @ 3:11 am

    I love brown rice or arborio rice. Would love to try black rice.

  13. Romina — December 20, 2012 @ 4:19 am

    My favorite rice is wild rice. So delicious!

  14. Melissa K — December 20, 2012 @ 5:10 am


  15. Belinda @zomppa — December 20, 2012 @ 5:51 am

    Bit of chili and basil…perfect combo!

  16. Madeline — December 20, 2012 @ 10:45 am

    I like Thai jasmine white rice!

  17. Shelly — December 20, 2012 @ 11:02 am

    I love chicken fried rice.

  18. Cindy Brickley — December 20, 2012 @ 11:04 am

    We like Wild Rice.

  19. Laila B — December 20, 2012 @ 11:06 am

    Love, love, love BASMATI RIce

  20. kate — December 20, 2012 @ 11:34 am

    I like brown rice and wild rice.

  21. Renu Miles — December 20, 2012 @ 11:54 am

    I absolutely love fried rice! Like your scrumptious recipe, I find my kids will devour all manner of veggies if flavored and fried up this way. My try to use brown rice to add a little more bran into our diets.

  22. Dani H — December 20, 2012 @ 1:12 pm

    I love wild rice!

    Thanks for a chance at the giveaway!

    Happy Holidays!

  23. Jessie C. — December 20, 2012 @ 2:02 pm

    I like brown rice.

  24. Windy P. — December 20, 2012 @ 2:24 pm

    I love Jasmine rice. We use it to make curried chicken all the time!

  25. Rachael {SimplyFreshCooking} — December 20, 2012 @ 2:25 pm

    My go-to rice is short grain brown rice. Couldn’t live without it!

  26. Tammy — December 20, 2012 @ 2:55 pm

    Basmati rice, jasmine rice, love them all. You can’t really go wrong with rice!

  27. Anonymous — December 20, 2012 @ 3:17 pm

    I really like any kind of fried rice.

  28. Emily Drew — December 20, 2012 @ 5:33 pm

    Personally, I’m a fan of basmati rice. Love your blog!

  29. myristica — December 20, 2012 @ 6:03 pm

    Basmati rice!

  30. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — December 20, 2012 @ 6:14 pm

    I love every kind of rice especially brown rice. Great giveaway!

  31. Carol S. — December 20, 2012 @ 8:42 pm

    Brown Rice topped with Black Beans, Avocado, Tomatoes, Red Wine Vinegar, Shallots and Jalepenos. So good!

  32. Aneesa — December 20, 2012 @ 9:11 pm

    I love broken jasmine rice!

  33. Beth B — December 20, 2012 @ 9:28 pm

    I love brown rice, simply made with some butter, cheese and soy sauce.

  34. I love pineapple fried rice — December 21, 2012 @ 7:12 am

    I love pineapple fried rice

  35. leigh — December 21, 2012 @ 10:18 am

    I think it has to be jasmine rice, the smell of it cooking makes me hungry!

  36. amy williams — December 21, 2012 @ 2:19 pm

    I would love a rice cooker! Brown rice is so good for you.

  37. Blessie Nelson — December 21, 2012 @ 4:51 pm

    I love basmatic rice!!

  38. Dawn Keen — December 21, 2012 @ 5:13 pm

    I like jasmine fried rice.

  39. Madeline — December 22, 2012 @ 8:14 am

    We like jasmine and basmati rice the best.

  40. Michelle Majoros — December 22, 2012 @ 10:48 am

    I love every kind of rice, but my favorite is short grain white rice.

  41. Kristin — December 22, 2012 @ 11:45 am

    I love jasmine rice!

  42. Claire — December 22, 2012 @ 2:17 pm

    Brown rice! Nice & healthy.

  43. Nancy — December 22, 2012 @ 3:59 pm

    Mushroom Risotto! Yum! Thanks so much!

  44. Emmy — December 22, 2012 @ 8:33 pm

    Brown Basmati rice is my favorite

  45. Jennifer Fredericks — December 23, 2012 @ 8:47 am

    We love the nutty flavor of Basmati- we’ll use it for pretty much anything! I used to buy a mix of Jasmine and Basmati- Jasmati but I haven’t seen it in our store lately. Thanks so much for the chance to win- would LOVE this awesome rice cooker!

  46. Amy L — December 23, 2012 @ 5:23 pm

    My favorite is Basmati Rice. We eat it often. I also like Brown Basmati. Alton Brown has a recipe for baked Basmati Rice that is perfect. Love it!

  47. Tawny — December 23, 2012 @ 6:07 pm

    My favorite is jasmine rice with baked pork country ribs drizzeld with fish sauce and sprinkled green onions……………nummy

  48. Charlene Glover — December 24, 2012 @ 11:37 am

    I love chicken fried rice.

  49. Mary C. — December 25, 2012 @ 5:00 pm

    My very favorite is Spicey Basil Fried Rice. I am eating it right now. 🙂

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  51. rondah — December 26, 2012 @ 8:28 pm

    shrimp fried rice is my favorite

  52. Carmen — December 26, 2012 @ 9:47 pm

    Does rice pudding count?

  53. Erika — December 28, 2012 @ 9:23 pm

    My favorite type of rice is just plain white with furikake and soy! Brings back childhood memories. 🙂

  54. best rice cooker — August 6, 2013 @ 1:32 pm

    Oh, Long time – I didn’t have fried rice, if it is Thai fried rice so I am more fried rice taker. Thanks author for sharing innovative tips with tricks and of course the using system of modern best rice cooker that inspired me.

  55. Martin Carter — January 22, 2015 @ 11:25 pm

    Looking so delicious! I should take a chance to follow your procedure!

    Thanks for this innovative recipe idea.

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