There are many variations of fried rice throughout the Asian world. Even within a given country there will be many variations. Some of the defining elements of Thai fried rice are the use of jasmine rice, frequently seasoned with cilantro and the addition of tomatoes to the fried rice. Beyond that, if not prepared vegetarian, just about any meat can be used including chicken, beef, seafood and ham. Seasoning sometime includes sugar as well as soy sauce and the fish sauce, nam pla, ever present in Thailand. Slices of lime are frequently served with the dish so the diner can add a sprits of fresh lime juice to the fried rice.
In this recipe I use precooked chicken meat. You can use fresh meat. Just cook first to a safe internal temperature, remove from the pan and set aside. Return to the pan just before adding the rice. I have also added a couple of non-traditional items, diced celery and diced green Bell pepper.
I season the rice when cooking. I use chicken or vegetable broth instead of water and I add a tablespoon of butter as well. I hope you enjoy or version of Thai fried rice.