Thai Chicken Fried Rice with Basil - Kao Pad Krapao

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

Another delicious way to enjoy fried rice, fragrant with the heady aroma of basil!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a wok or large skillet, stir-fry garlic in oil until golden; then add chilies and chicken and stir-fry until chicken is cooked.
  2. Add rice, sugar, fish sauce, and soy sauce, and stir-fry, mixing gently.
  3. When well mixed, add shallots, basil leaves and cilantro; cook another minute or so, and serve.
  4. If you desire, serve with lime wedges, chile sauce, fish sauce, or soy sauce at the table.


Most Helpful

Excellent recipe. Extremely easy to make - in fact, this was all I made for dinner. Wonderful aroma while cooking, and a great flavor. I actually used aborito rice because that's all I had, but I cooked it as rice and not risotto. Wonderful! Thanks, Sue!

basia1 March 21, 2003

This is KraPOW! A bit too spicy, so I'll cut the chilis in half next time. I only had reduced sodium soy sauce so it needed salt. But, Very good! Will definitely make this again. I think it would be great with shrimp too!
Update: I make this frequently with leftover rice. The full sodium soy sauce is a must, and I made it with shrimp this week and it was awesome!

RedSoxInMD March 20, 2011

This recipe is very versatile and works great even with substitutions. Things I did to this recipe:
I used, leftover chicken, shrimp, chopped steamed veggies, added a touch of oyster sauce, and peanut oil, used rice noodles instead of rice. Took out the spice for kids.
Served cold for pack lunches for my kids. I got rave reviews, they loved it eating it with the pair of chopsticks in each bag.

ksilvan September 27, 2011

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