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Thai Spicy basil rice - Vegetaraian

Whenever I go to Thai restaurant rice I always look for is Basil rice. It is very flavourful and tasty. Even though I love spicier version,  because of kids I normally reduce the chillies when I do it at home.  This is very simple yet pretty flavourful rice. Perfect for weekend brunch or lunch as you can spend little time in the kitchen yet present very interesting dish.  Thai Basil Vegetarian Fried Rice is a delicious preparation of rice that is made spicy with thai red chillies. You can experiment with you choice of vegetables and egg. Since I normally cook vegan version I didn't add any egg

2 cups of pre-cooked short grain rice or jasmine sticky rice or Brown rice ( I have used brow rice)
2 tablespoons sesame oil / Gingerly oil
1 teaspoon finely chopped ginger
1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
1/4 cup chopped spring onions
1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
1/4 cup of finely chopped green bell pepper
1/4 cup of finely choppped carrots
1/4 cup finely chopped beans
4-6 thai red chilies, crushed with seeds (or 2 serrano or green peppers)
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 cups fresh thai basil, roughly chopped
Heat oil in a kada on high heat; add the ginger, garlic, onions, thai red chillies, peppers, carrots and beans. Sprinkle some salt and stir fry all of them together on high heat until lightly cooked. Take care as vegetables shouldn't be over cooked
Stir in the soy sauce and stir fry for a couple of more minutes. Add Rice and roughly chopped basil leaves. Continue to fry for few more mins. Switch it off
Serve it hot with a curry or any side dish. Simple onion raita will taste great too.

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  1. basil is one such ingredients i wanted to try for long time :) looks beautiful !

  2. Love Thai flavours. The rice looks healthy and tasty.

  3. Highly flavourful and delicious basil rice.

  4. love basil rice...looks so delicious

  5. very tempting and aromatic rice :) looks yummy dear :)

  6. What a perfect recipe for me to try out. I have basil growing in my garden and I am a big fan of rice. I can understand why you didn't add chilies but for me, its a must. I am going to try tomorrow. its a delicious and I am also a big fan of Thai dishes.

  7. basil rice looks so adorable with bits of color here and there...lovely :-)

  8. Super flavourful and healthy rice

  9. looks super yummy :) lovely clicks dear :)

  10. delicious n flavorful one pot meal...

  11. Super like. very colorful. bookmarked !

  12. Here after a long time, Veena and I must say your recipes and pictures are so good with much quality!! Love the homely recipes!! :) Keep up your Great Work, Girl!! :)

  13. Delicious spicy thai rice I love it.

  14. so lovely colorful and healthy meal

  15. Such an easy & flavorful rice.. Inviting pics too :)

  16. Hi! I am so glad to say that this is now one of my favourite recipe. This is so delicious and healthy one also. This for sharing the recipe.

  17. This is an excellent post. I love this recipe it is looking very impressive. I am so excited to try this one. Moreover, I am very glad to read your recipe thanks for sharing it. Keep share this beautiful post with all others.


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