Thai Dried Chili Dipping Sauce Recipe

Leela Punyaratabandhu

Note: This recipe assumes that you have some toasted-rice powder (also referred to as roasted rice powder) somewhere in your pantry. You can buy it from an Asian grocery store, but sometimes you risk ending up with old, rancid toasted-rice powder. It's better to make your own. The process is easy and doesn't take long. Toasted-rice powder, stored in an airtight container, keeps at room temperature for months.

The recipe calls for green onions as a handy substitute for the more traditional shallots. Feel free to replace the green onions with the same amount of thinly-sliced shallots, if desired.

Recipe Details

Thai Dried Chili Dipping Sauce Recipe

Active 5 mins
Total 5 mins
Serves 6 to 8 servings
Makes 1 cup


  • 1/2 cup fresh juice from 6 to 10 limes

  • 1/2 cup Thai fish sauce

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • 2 tablespoons finely-chopped fresh cilantro leaves

  • 2 tablespoons finely-chopped green onions

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons toasted rice powder (see note)

  • 1 tablespoon dried red pepper powder


  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix. Serve.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
18 Calories
0g Fat
4g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 8
Amount per serving
Calories 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1415mg 62%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 7mg 35%
Calcium 14mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 99mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)