This is a popular homely dish prepared in many Thai households, in many cases, to cater for unexpected guests at mealtimes. It is quick and easy to prepare and delicious in it simplicity. Many supermarkets sell whole dried chillies but if unobtainable, fresh red chillies are a good substitute.
Rice is an important part of a Chinese meal as it provides the ‘bulk’ necessary to a full meal. Ideally, use day old rice (remember to keep it refrigerated). If that is not possible, ensure the rice is cold.