Khao pad bai horapa (basil fried rice with prawn)

This Thai style fried rice is similar to my previous post for Nasi Goreng Pattaya. This basil fried rice is a lot easier and very delicious. As long as you got some cooled cooked rice it takes few minutes to prepare.

Recipe for 2:

2.5 - 3 cups of cooked rice, loosely packed (2.5 for light eater)
about 18 - 20 peeled raw king prawn, medium size, raw or precooked
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 large egg, beaten
2 stalk spring onion, use the lighter colour part, sliced
handful of Thai sweet basil, shredded
1 large medium hot red chilli, chopped (more or less to your taste)
2 - 3 tsp fish sauce (to your taste)
2 - 3 tsp light soy sauce (to your taste)
pinch of sugar
1 - 2 tbsp cooking oil

  1. If using raw prawn, fry the prawn in some hot oil till turning pinkish white. Take them out.
  2. Then fry the garlic then add rice stir till hot, sprinkle on fish sauce, soy sauce and sugar to taste.
  3. Push the rice to one side then add the egg stir to scramble then stir with rice. Add in the prawn and stir.
  4. Add in the chilli and spring onion and finally add in the basil, heat off. Ready to eat.

Rice better use overnight.
Can sub prawns with left over roast chicken, pork or beef

Suitable for vegetarian.
For vegetarian version, use tofu cubes, fried or marinated or button mushrooms. For vegan leave out the egg