How to make Basil Fried Rice -

Basil leaves add a unique freshness to this delicious fried rice.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Basil leaves (बेसिल के पत्ते ), Cooked basmati rice (पके हुए बासमती चावल)

Cuisine : Thai

Course : Rice

Basil Fried Rice

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Thai food is an original and rich amalgam of aromas, subtle blends of herbs and spices and contrasting textures and tastes. It contains flavours and techniques that are familiar from Chinese, Indian and Japanese cooking, but they have been so skilfully combined and refined that the resulting dishes have a new and exciting character.
Whether searing hot or subtly mild, the guiding principle in Thai cooking is harmony. Fundamentally an aromatic marriage of centuries – old Eastern and Western influences, the chief characteristics being who cooks it, for whom it is cooked, for what occasion and where it is cooked. In short Thai dishes can be extremely personal to the cook, how they are refined for particular tastes, how they befit a special function or festival and where they originate. The cuisine has its roots in a waterborne lifestyle, with aquatic animals, plants and herbs as major ingredients.
Thai cuisine is inextricably interwoven with culture, a mystical mix of fragrant flavours and intriguing history:  given the country’s historical Indian roots - Hindu Buddhism was bought here centuries ago, so many Thai curries are redolent with chillies, garlic, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, and onions.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Basil Fried Rice Recipe

  • Basil leaves 7-8

  • Cooked basmati rice 2 cups

  • Oil 3 tablespo

  • Ginger minced 1 teaspoon

  • Garlic minced 1 teaspoon

  • Celery diced 1 tablespoon

  • Carrot peeled and cut into dices 1 medium

  • Fresh coriander sprigs 14-15

  • Red chilli flakes ½ teaspoon

  • Chilli garlic sauce 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Eggs 2

  • Soy sauce 1 1/2 teaspoons


Step 1

Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a non-stick pan. Add ginger and sauté for 30 seconds.

Step 2

Add garlic and sauté for a minute. Add celery, mix well and sauté till garlic turns brown. Remove from heat and set aside.

Step 3

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in another non-stick pan. Add carrots and sauté for 2-3 minutes.

Step 4

Roughly chop basil leaves and 8-9 coriander sprigs.

Step 5

Heat ½ teaspoon oil in another non-stick pan. Add ½ teaspoon red chilli flakes, garlic chilli sauce, mix well and add to the sautéing carrots alongwith sautéed garlic, ginger and celery. Mix well and add rice. Mix well.

Step 6

Add salt and mix well. Add chopped basil and coriander and mix well. Let it get heated through.

Step 7

Heat ½ teaspoon oil in a non-stick pan. Break eggs into it, sprinkle salt and pinch red chilli flakes on top and let them cook sunny side up on medium heat.

Step 8

Finely chop remaining coriander sprigs and set aside.

Step 9

Spread basil fried rice in a serving plate. Slide the cooked eggs on it, garnish with chopped coriander sprigs, drizzle soy sauce on top and serve hot.

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