Chicken Fried Rice with Thai Basil

Chicken Fried Rice with Thai Basil


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This is a great use for left over rice. It is a staple dish in the Thai diet. Adjust the spices to your own tastes.


Serves: 6 

  • 3 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1/2 cup peanut oil for frying
  • 4 cups cooked jasmine rice, chilled
  • 6 large cloves garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 chillies, finely diced
  • 500g boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into thin strips
  • 1 red capsicum, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups sweet Thai basil
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • 1/2 cup coriander

Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Whisk together the oyster sauce, fish sauce and sugar in a bowl.
  2. Heat the oil in a wok over medium-high heat until the oil begins to smoke. Add the garlic and chillies stirring quickly.
  3. Stir in the chicken, capsicum, onion and oyster sauce mixture; cook until the chicken is no longer pink.
  4. Raise heat to high and stir in the chilled rice; stir quickly until the sauce is blended with the rice. Use the back of a spoon to break up any rice sticking together.
  5. Remove from heat and mix in the basil leaves. Garnish with sliced cucumber and coriander as desired.

Thai Basil

Thai basil has a different flavour to that of regular basil and makes a difference the recipe outcome. It can be purchased from the local Asian grocer.

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