Thursday, May 12, 2005

Fried Rice With Basil

Fried Rice With Basil - Koa Pad Krapao

This is a tasty and fragrant dish that is easy to make. Any meat will do, or you can substitute fried tofu for the meat if preparing a vegetarian meal.


  • 6 cloves Garlic, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 Teaspoons Fresh Thai Hot Chili, finely chopped
  • 6 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Pound Fresh Chicken, pork or shrimp, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 Pound Cooked Jasmine rice, preferably chilled overnight
  • 2 Tablespoon Fish Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoon Soy Sauce
  • 4 Tablespoon Green Onions, finely sliced
  • 8 Tablespoon Fresh Sweet Basil Leaves
  • 2 Teaspoons Fresh Coriander Root, chopped


  1. Heat oil in a wok or fry pan.
  2. Stir-fry garlic until golden.
  3. Add Chili and chicken, cook until done.
  4. Add cooked rice, sugar, fish and soy sauce.
  5. Cook over medium heat, stirring and tossing gently.
  6. Continue stirring until it is mixed well
  7. Stir in green onions, basil leaves & coriander.

Makes 4 servings.

No comments: