Basil Fried Rice is so delicious when it’s prepared properly.
Crunchy on the bottom, lots of sweet basil taste, and not too salty.
After tasting this dish at many Asian restaurants and more often than not being disappointed, I set out to find the ideal recipe. After all, how difficult could it be? It turns out that the dish is surprisingly easy to prepare but the perfect recipe (for my taste) was not easy to find! I finally located a great recipe on a food blog (below) and it turned out perfect the first time I prepared it.
I steamed the rice the night before so the dish would be quick to make. Loved using the wok as it allowed the eggs to cook correctly while the rice still stayed warm. Then when all ingredients were mixed, I let the rice stay in the pan just a few minutes longer so it would get crunchy on the bottom.
Enjoy this recipe with an Asian style fish, chicken or pork. Delish!
Basil Fried Rice
Recipe from isitedible.blogspot.com
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 green onion (both the green and white part), thinly sliced
2 cups cooked white rice
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons soy sauce
salt and pepper
1) In a large non-stick frying pan, heat oil over medium-high heat.
2) When the oil is hot, add in the garlic and green onion. Stir-fry for a minute.
3) Add in the rice and stir fry for about 3 minutes. Make sure to break up any clumps of rice and that the rice is well coated in oil.
6) Add additional salt and pepper to taste.
Makes 2 side servings and a little leftover for the next day.