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Thai Basil Chicken Fried Rice combines 2 popular Thai dishes, Spicy Basil and Chicken Fried Rice, for a One Pan Meal with Bold Flavors.

This post has been sponsored by Mahatma® Rice. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Overhead view of finished Thai Basil Fried rice and topped with a fried egg.

The Thai name for this dish is Khao Phat Gai Kra Pao, and it combines 2 Classic Thai Dishes—Thai Fried Rice and Spicy Basil Chicken—for a one-pan meal with bold flavors. I’m so happy to be partnering with Mahatma™ Rice and Albertsons for this recipe.

Albertsons grocer bag with ingredients to make Thai Basil Fried Rice

Mahatma Rice offers quality Thai jasmine rice that’s essential for making Thai dishes at home. And I feel good offering wholesome, non-GMO ingredients for my family. The jasmine rice cooks beautifully and has a sweet floral scent.

Cooked Mahatma rice in a pot

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Instructions

Cook 1 cup of Mahatma Jasmine Rice according to package and allow to cool, best if done the day before and refrigerated.

But I’ve also been in a rush and made it the same day. If making the same day, then allow rice to cool uncovered after cooking. Just keep in mind the rice might get a little soggy.

Two white bowls with finished Thai Basil Fried rice and image of Mahatma Rice package.

Prep all your ingredients first and have them ready prior to cooking. This is always the rule with any type of stir fry dish since it is done quickly.

Heat a large pan or wok with 2 Tbsp of oil over medium heat. Add garlic and chopped jalapeño, then stir for a few seconds to release their aromas. You can deseed the jalapeño for less spice.

Cooking garlic and jalapenos in a wok

Turn the heat to high, add ground chicken and break it up with a spatula.

Adding soy sauce to wok

Once the ground chicken is about halfway done, add soy sauce and fish sauce, and stir well. If you need a gluten-free option, then coconut aminos or tamari can be substituted for the soy sauce.

Adding onions and bell pepper to wok.

When chicken is fully cooked, add chopped onion and bell pepper, mix well, and allow to cook for a minute to soften.

Adding Basil leaves to wok

Then, add rinsed basil leaves and lower heat to medium. Now, add cooked Mahatma Rice that has been cooled. Stir well and at this point, you want to taste for seasoning and add additional soy sauce or fish sauce if needed.

Cooking Fried rice in a wok

In Thailand, spicy basil dishes are typically served with a fried egg (kai dao) on top to help bring down the spice. To make a Thai-style fried egg, use a non stick skillet or clean wok with oil and heat till it becomes hot. Then, carefully place the egg in the oil and try not to splatter yourself.

Frying an egg in a non stick skillet

Plate the Thai Basil Chicken Fried rice and garnish with extra basil leaves, sliced cucumbers, and top with the fried egg.

Thai Basil Chicken Fried rice is a comforting dish with bold flavors. It reminds me of my childhood since my mom would make some type of fried rice if she was in a rush or needed to use up some protein and veggies.

Two white bowls with finished Thai Basil Fried rice and topped with a fried egg.

More Fried Rice Recipes:

Pineapple Fried Rice or Chicken Fried Rice

Completed fried rice bowl topped with a fried egg.

Thai Basil Chicken Fried Rice

Renee
Thai Basil Chicken Fried Rice combines 2 popular Thai dishes, Spicy Basil and Chicken Fried Rice, for a One Pan Meal with Bold Flavors.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Cup Mahatma™ Jasmine Rice
  • Cups Water
  • 3 Garlic Cloves Minced
  • 1-2 Jalapenos Minced and seeds removed for less spice
  • 1 lb Ground Chicken
  • ½ Small Onion Cut into chunks
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper Cut into chunks
  • 3 Tbsp Soy Sauce Liquid aminos, Tamari, or Coconut aminos for GF options
  • 1 Tbsp Fish Sauce
  • 1 Cup Basil Leaves Rinsed and removed from stems. If Thai basil is unavailable, use regular basil.
  • Eggs For fried egg on top
  • Sliced Cucumbers For Garnish

Instructions
 

  • Cook 1 cup of Mahatma™ Rice in a small saucepan according to package directions.  Once cooked, allow to cool uncovered or place in refrigerator.
  • Heat a large pan or wok with 2 Tbsp of oil over medium heat. Add garlic and chopped jalapeño, then stir for a few seconds to release their aromas. You can de-seed the jalapeño for less spice.
  • Turn the heat to high, add ground chicken and break it up with a spatula.
  • Once the ground chicken is about halfway done, add sauce mixture and stir well. Continuing to break up the chicken. When chicken is fully cooked, add chopped onion and bell pepper, mix well, and allow to cook for a minute to soften. 
  • Then, add rinsed basil leaves and lower heat to medium. Now, add cooked Mahatma Rice that has been cooled. Stir well and at this point, you want to taste for seasoning and add additional soy sauce or fish sauce if needed.
  • Plate the Thai Basil Chicken Fried rice and garnish with extra basil leaves, sliced cucumbers, and top with the fried egg.

Notes

Leftovers can be stored in the fridge up to 3 days.
More Fried Rice Recipes:
Pineapple Fried Rice
Chicken Fried Rice

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 361kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 26gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 98mgSodium: 1185mgPotassium: 805mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 1287IUVitamin C: 45mgCalcium: 47mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional information is provided as an estimate only and depends on ingredients and amounts used. Thai Caliente makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.

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2 Comments

  1. Holy Smokes! This was delicious! With a toddler and newborn at home, quick prep and cook time is a must, and this delivers just that. I was impressed with how easily this meal came together, then we tasted it and were blown away by the flavors. Bonus: there was enough for leftovers!