American fried rice

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American fried rice
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American fried rice
Alternative namesข้าวผัดอเมริกัน
CourseRice dish
Place of originThailand
Main ingredientsRice

American fried rice (Thai: ข้าวผัดอเมริกัน, RTGSkhao phat amerikan, pronounced [kʰâ(ː)w pʰàt ʔāmēːrīkān]) is a Thai fried rice dish with "American" side ingredients like fried chicken, ham, hot dogs, raisins, ketchup, and croutons.[1] Other ingredients like pineapple are optional.


Because it was invented during the Vietnam War era[1] to serve to United States Marine Corps and United States Air Force personnel stationed in Thailand, it was not generally found in Thai restaurants outside Thailand, but with the proliferation of Thai restaurants in the United States, American fried rice is now appearing on Thai restaurant menus there.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ a b Daks, N.; Greeley, A. (2015). Nong's Thai Kitchen. Tuttle Publishing. p. 124. ISBN 978-1-4629-1525-5. Retrieved January 19, 2017.

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