Thai Chicken Fried Rice with Basil - Kao Pad Krapao
Another delicious way to enjoy fried rice, fragrant with the heady aroma of basil!
- Ready In:
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh Thai red chili pepper
- 8 ounces boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
- 2 cups cold cooked rice
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon fish sauce
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons chopped shallots
- 1⁄3 cup Thai holy basil (regular basil ok)
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
- 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.
- Add rice, sugar, fish sauce, and soy sauce, and stir-fry, mixing gently.
- When well mixed, add shallots, basil leaves and cilantro; cook another minute or so, and serve.
- If you desire, serve with lime wedges, chile sauce, fish sauce, or soy sauce at the table.
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