Chicken Fried Rice with Basil – (Kao Pad Kaprao)

Kao Pad Krapa

Another delicious way to enjoy fried rice, fragrant with the heady aroma of basil!






2 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon chopped fresh Thai red chili pepper
8 ounces boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
2 cups cold cooked rice
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoons chopped shallots
1/3 cup Thai holy basil (regular basil ok)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro


How to make it:

1 In a wok or large skillet, stir-fry garlic in oil until golden; then add chilies and chicken and stir-fry until chicken is cooked.
2 Add rice, sugar, fish sauce, and soy sauce, and stir-fry, mixing gently.
3 When well mixed, add shallots, basil leaves and cilantro; cook another minute or so, and serve.
4 If you desire, serve with lime wedges, chile sauce, fish sauce, or soy sauce at the table.

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