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Thai Spicy Basil Chicken Fried Rice

Thai Spicy Basil Chicken Fried Rice

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Recipe By:ErinInVegas
"This is a staple of Thai cooking. Adjust the spices to your own tastes for a really great use for leftover rice!! I get the basil from a local Asian market. It has a different flavor than that of regular basil and makes all the difference in this recipe. It is fast and fairly easy to make, but requires constant stirring."

Ingredients

  • 10 g oyster sauce
  • 30 ml fish sauce
  • 4 g white sugar
  • 120 ml peanut oil for frying
  • 770 g cooked jasmine rice, chilled
  • 6 large cloves garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 serrano peppers, crushed
  • 455 g boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into thin strips
  • 1 red pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 85 g sweet Thai basil
  • 1 cucumber, sliced (optional)
  • 25 g cilantro sprigs (optional)

Directions

  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 serrano peppers, stirring quickly. Stir in the chicken, bell pepper, onion and oyster sauce mixture; cook until the chicken is no longer pink. 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.
  3. Remove from heat and mix in the basil leaves. Garnish with sliced cucumber and cilantro as desired.