Thai Basil Fried Rice

Total time:
25 minutes

A fun and creative take on everyone’s favorite Asian staple. My Thai Basil Fried Rice is the result of combining Pad Krapao (Thai Basil Stir Fry) and Khao Pad (Fried Rice), creating a spicy, savory and satisfying meal you’ll want to eat again and again. TIP: Don’t let your rice get lost in the sauce! Using day-old rice is important because it’s dried out a bit, which means it won’t get too soggy.


oz chicken thighs, minced
tablespoons of fresh garlic
tablespoon of white onion, diced
Thai chilis, sliced
tablespoon of oyster sauce
cups of cooked day-old rice
eggs, 1 cooked in wok and 1 fried to garnish
tablespoon of fried garlic oil
scallions, chopped
Chinese broccoli (optional)
Thai basil
brown sugar
black pepper
fish sauce
black soy sauce
fresh lime
chili fish sauce (mixture of thinly sliced fresh garlic, chilis,
cilantro, lime juice, dash of fish sauce)


Step 1

Heat fried garlic oil, fresh garlic and white onion in a wok (med-high heat)

Step 2

Add chicken thighs

Step 3

Add 1 egg

Step 4

When chicken is about half cooked, drizzle fish sauce on top

Step 5

Add thinly sliced Chinese broccoli

Step 6

Add Thai chilis (feel free to add more if you like it spicy)

Step 7

Add generous portion of Thai basil, ripping it just before it goes into the wok

Step 8

Mix together with a spatula and allow to cook down, stirring occasionally

Step 9

Once ingredients have cooked down, add rice to the wok

Step 10

Add a few sprinkles of black pepper, scallions and brown sugar

Step 11

Mix together

Step 12

Add 1/2 teaspoon of fish sauce, oyster sauce and dash of black soy sauce

Step 13

Let cook a few more mins, stirring occasionally

Step 14

Once fully cooked, transfer a serving to a medium-sized bowl

Step 15

Cover the bowl with a plate, and flip it over

Step 16

Add 1 fried egg on top of the rice

Step 17

For garish, add thinly sliced cucumber, sliced lime and chili fish sauce mixture in a dipping bowl

Step 18

Top with a sprinkle of fried garlic, and serve

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