Basil Beef Fried Rice

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by flowers22

This recipe is from a local Thai cooking class I took. The instructor tried to adapt the traditional recipe to use locally-available ingredients. This is delicious - different than any other fried rice we've had before. The Thai basil (I found it in an Asian grocery store in the city) really makes a difference.

Top Review by JennyMidget

Would have been vastly improved by the inclusion of a few vegetables - there was very little texture to this. We found that the fish sauce overpowered pretty much all the other flavours too.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a mortar, pound garlic and chili, set aside. You can use a food processor or other chopper if you don't have a mortar.
  2. Heat oil in pan to medium heat and stir in garlic/chili mix until aromatic.
  3. Add beef and stir until no pink shows.
  4. Add rice, fish sauce, and sugar - stir and let cook 3-5 minutes.
  5. Stir in basil leaves (Thai basil is best).
  6. Serve with sliced cucumber.

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