Thai food is one of our favorite cuisines. Of course, after Indian food! I love the flavors in Thai cuisine - the coconut milk, fresh herbs and spices. Whenever we go to Thai restaurants, fried rice is one thing I love to order. Unlike the Chinese fried rice, Thai fried rice is packed full of lovely flavors and doesn't really need any side dish to go with it.
Today's recipe is a Thai style spicy fried rice with loads of veggies and basil leaves. I adapted the recipe from here and tweaked a bit to suit our taste buds. I prefer to use cold rice for fried rice always, otherwise freshly cooked rice can sometimes turn bit mushy. You can add any vegetables you got in your hand. If you have leftover rice and prepped all your veggies, this fried rice can be prepared in 15-20 minutes. I love to serve with fresh cucumber slices to balance out all the spice. Off to the recipe!
Notes and Tips
- If you prefer less spice, add only 1 tsp of chilly paste or sambal.
- You can add other vegetables like zucchini, baby corn, sugar snap peas etc.
- To get non sticky rice, once the rice is cooked, cool it and refrigerate for at least an hour.
- You can scramble eggs and add to the rice at the end.