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Thai Shrimp and Basil Fried rice

Delicious Thai fried rice with shrimp , basil and veggies that is aromatic and tastes out of the world.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Thai
Keyword: Basil Fried Rice, Thai Fried Rice, Thai Shrimp and Basil Fried Rice
  • 2 cups basil leaves washed and cleaned
  • 4 cups cooked white rice cooled , left over rice works best
  • 1 cup bell peppers multi colored and cut into long thin strips
  • 1 carrot cut into long thin strips
  • 4 shallots medium sized cut length wise
  • 2 tbsp butter or oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp soya sauce
  • 1 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 tbsp green chilli sauce
  • 1 tsp salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup green onions chopped
  • 2 tbsp coriander and basil leaves chopped for garnish
  • 1 tsp oyster sauce or fish sauce optional
  • 1 tsp brown sugar or honey optional
To grind
  • 4 -5 red chillies soaked in water for 2 -3 hours
  • 5 green chillies
  • 6 garlic pods medium size
  1. Using a mortar and pestle, grind the chilies and garlic to a rough paste.

  2. Wash, de-vein and clean the shrimp .

  3. Heat butter or oil in a wok and add the chilly garlic paste and sautee well.

  4. Next add Shrimp and salt to taste and cook it well.

  5. Move all the contents to the side of the pan and break the eggs into it .

  6. Scramble the eggs and mix with the rest of the shrimp.

  7. Add the veggies and sautee well.

  8. Add all the sauces, pepper , salt and brown sugar if using.

  9. Add the basil leaves and mix well , till it wilts a little .

  10. Next add the rice and combine everything well.

  11. Garnish with chopped basil , green onions and coriander leaves.

Recipe Notes

The addition of oyster sauce and fish sauce is optional and can be skipped .

Brown sugar or honey  is also optional .

The chilies used can be increased or decreased depending on the spice tolerance.