Basil Fried Rice (Kao Pad Nam Prik Pao Gai) Recipe

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Basil fried rice, also known as kao pad nam prik pao gai, is a fragrant fried rice that highlights Thai sweet basil. Flavorful chicken, spices and vegetables mingle together in a roasted chili paste for a delightful meal.
Dinner
Thai
19
ingredients
8
steps
60
minutes
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Ingredients

Servings:
2
For the Basil Fried Rice
1
batch of seasoning sauce, see below
1 tblsp
vegetable oil
3
garlic cloves, minced
3/4 lb
chicken breast, thinly cut into small bite-sized pieces
1/2
onion, thinly sliced
3
Thai peppers, cut in half lengthwise
2 1/2 cup(s)
cooked rice
2
eggs
1
tomato, cut into chunks
1/2 cup(s)
sweet peppers, cut into sticks
1/2 cup(s)
Thai sweet basil leaves
3
green onions, cut into 1-inch long pieces
2 tblsp
cilantro, roughly chopped
1/4 tsp
white pepper powder
For the Seasoning Sauce
2 tblsp
light soy sauce
1 tblsp
seasoning soy sauce
1 tblsp
fish sauce
1 tsp
sugar
2 tblsp
roasted chilli paste (nam prik pao)

Directions 8 steps | 60 Minutes

Step 1

Make the seasoning sauce. In a bowl, whisk together the light soy sauce, seasoning soy sauce, fish sauce, sugar and roasted chili paste. Set aside.

Step 2

In a skillet on medium-high heat, heat the oil.  When oil is hot, stir fry the minced garlic until fragrant. 

Step 3

Add the chicken and stir fry until the chicken is cooked.

Step 4

Add onion and Thai peppers. Stir in the seasoning sauce.

Step 5

Add cooked rice to the skillet and stir carefully to avoid breaking the rice.

Step 6

Push the skillet ingredients to one side. In the space created, add one egg and then fold some rice into it. Repeat the process with the second egg on another side.  Let it sit for 30 seconds and then mix thoroughly.

Step 7

Add the tomato, sweet peppers, basil leaves, cilantro and green onion. Stir well. Remove from heat.

Step 8

Garnish with cilantro leaves and white pepper powder. Enjoy!

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
824
FAT
29.3 g
PROTEIN
54.5 g
CARBS
84.7 g

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