Thai chicken basil fried rice

Thai chicken basil fried rice is a delicious fried rice.I have always had it in the Thai restaurants and wanted to try it out at home .So  looked at a couple of recipes online and came up with this one . The highlight of this dish  is the unique taste of basil .This is best made with left over rice or rice which is chilled. The vegetarian version can be made by replacing the chicken with Tofu or  just with the veggies only. The fish  and oyster sauce is required in the original recipe but I just omitted it as am not a big fan of the same .This dish is  also very easy to make .If you have not tried it, I would highly recommend you try it out! Please read on for my version of this recipe.

ThaiBasilFriedRice

Thai Chicken Basil Fried Rice

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: easy
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A delicious stir fried rice made with chicken, basil leaves,bell peppers,carrots, snap peas, scrambled eggs based on the Thai cuisine and perfect for dinners .

Ingredients

  1. 5 oz boneless chicken chopped
  2. 1/2 cup red bell pepper
  3. 1/2 cup green bell pepper
  4. 2 carrots diced
  5. 4 beans diced
  6. 5-6 snow peas diced
  7. 1 inch ginger cut into long thin stripes
  8. 2-3 garlic pods cut into small pieces
  9. 4 -5 shallots
  10. 3-4 Thai serrano chillies
  11. 1/2 a cup chopped spring onions
  12. 1 cup chopped basil leaves
  13. 1 bunch chopped coriander
  14. salt to taste
  15. 1 tsp soy sauce
  16. 1 tsp fish sauce (optional)
  17. 1 tsp oyster sauce (optional)
  18. 1 tsp Thai curry paste(optional)
  19. 1 tsp red chilly flakes
  20. 4 cups Left over chilled rice.

Directions

  1. Cut the chicken to small bite sizes .
  2. Take 3-4 tsp oil in a pan and sautée shallots, garlic, ginger , thai chillies and  crushed red chilly flakes .
  3. Add chicken and fry on high heat.
  4. Next move the chicken to the side and  scramble eggs  in the side of the pan.
  5. Add soy sauce(and fish/oyster sauces if using) ,curry paste and sautée for a few minutes.
  6. Add bell peppers, snow-peas,carrots, beans, spring onions.
  7. Stir fry for about 6 -7 minutes.
  8. Add chopped basil  and coriander leaves.
  9. Add salt to taste
  10. Cook until chicken is well done.
  11. Finally add left over rice and mix well.
  12. Garnish with spring onions, sliced cucumbers and chopped basil leaves.
  13. Thai chicken basil fried rice is ready to be served! Enjoy 🙂

 

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45 Comments Add yours

  1. Katrina says:

    YUM! This looks delicious. And I’m a sucker for basil.

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    1. InspiresN says:

      Me too ! love the taste and aroma of basil .Thank you Katrina!

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  2. The name itself had me drooling!! sounds and looks sooo good!!!

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    1. InspiresN says:

      Thank you so much Mallika, love fried rice any time!

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  3. That does look delicious 🙂 Anything that has basil and soy is in my list of favourites xx

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    1. InspiresN says:

      Thanks dear, Thai cusines is one of my favorites as well ! and yes Basil love it 🙂

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      1. I have found a Thai eatery nearby but they use fish sauce too liberally (wrinkles nose) so I cannot wait to get started in our own kitchen soon 😉

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      2. InspiresN says:

        Same here, I can’t take the strong taste of it either .. I can imagine you must be eagerly waiting to get started in your kitchen now !

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      3. Ooh yeah after the shipment arrives though. Just a couple of more weeks and I should be able to cook everything. The possibilities then! Ah how much I took the kitchen for granted.

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      4. InspiresN says:

        oh I see, some more exploring new cuisines till then..About taking the kitchen for granted Lol ,can’t agree more ..the craving for home made food after a few days of eating out is so true ..You are welcome to my place if you come to NC!

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      5. Aw you are sweet. I shall definitely remember this invite. We do have plans to visit North Carolina (I am assuming that ’tis NC) because Adi studied at Wake Forest University.

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      6. InspiresN says:

        Thank you, that’s awesome, sounds exciting. yes it is North Carolina and there are some great universities around here.

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  4. YUM!!! That looks super duper good! I will defiantly try it sometime!!!!
    Best,
    The Kid Klinic

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    1. InspiresN says:

      Thank you so much! appreciate it!

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  5. Looking scrumptious !!

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    1. InspiresN says:

      Thank you so much Anshu! for the comments

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  6. Jyoti Rao :) says:

    That looks delicious. Gonna try this soon. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    1. InspiresN says:

      Thank you so much Jyoti! Sure do try it out ,am sure you’ll like it!

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  7. looks great. I must try this

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    1. InspiresN says:

      Thank you so much, appreciate your comments.

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  8. Lavs Raj says:

    Woww.. this looks super delicious 😋 We have been addicted to thai basil fried rice recently – so much that we get it every weekend for a month now.. i know! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe Nisha.. may be next weekend we will make it at home 😀

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    1. InspiresN says:

      Thanks dear, we also always end up ordering fried rice everytime …you will definitely love the home made version , enjoy!

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  9. Misabella says:

    Yummmmm! I am so going to try this recipe out very soon! Thanks so much for the recipe 🙂

    This is my blog:
    misabellaweb.wordpress.com

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    1. InspiresN says:

      Great to hear that Misabella, hope you will love it as well ! I will definitely check out your site as well .Thank you!

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    1. InspiresN says:

      Thank you so much Deborah for tagging me! I only saw this message now as it went to my spam folder . I will definitely look into the blue sky tag and continue it in a couple of days.

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  11. LUCIESEVIOUR says:

    This looks delicious!! X

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    1. InspiresN says:

      Thank you so much Lucieseviour

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      1. LUCIESEVIOUR says:

        Have followed, love seeing all the new things to try!

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      2. InspiresN says:

        Enjoy! you have a great blog as well and looking forward to reading your posts!

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      3. LUCIESEVIOUR says:

        Thank you!!! Xx

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  12. bymy says:

    I love Thai food and this dish is looking amazing ! Do you know how to make pad Thai sauce??

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    1. InspiresN says:

      Thank you so much! I do have a recipe for pad Thai from a cookbook although I have not tried it out yet, will definitely post it sometime.

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      1. bymy says:

        good luck and i will be waiting for your amazing recipe 🙂

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  13. Wow I love thai food and this looks so mouthwatering. i am sure there were no leftovers

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    1. InspiresN says:

      Thank you Pooja! Yes you guessed right ,no leftovers at all , Infact I couldn’t even get a picture of the fried rice on a plate 🙂

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    1. InspiresN says:

      Thank you so much Jess, appreciate it very much. I will definitely look into it 🙂

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  14. Swati Awana says:

    My hubby loves fried rice! Thanks for this amazing recipe!!❤

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    1. InspiresN says:

      Thank you for the comment, appreciate it!

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    1. InspiresN says:

      Sure I will check it out.Thanks for stopping by!

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  15. Michael J. says:

    Great food and a great pic as well.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. InspiresN says:

      Thank you so much , appreciate it!

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