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Thai Basil Chicken Fried Rice
(Khao Pad Kra Prao Gai)




Ingredients for 4 servings
4 cups "already cooked" jasmine rice or long grain rice (let the rice cool before using it in the fried rice recipe)
6 big cloves garlic (crushed)
2 to 4 Thai red and green chili  peppers or 1 to 2 Serrano peppers (crushed)
¼ cup cooking oil
1 to 1 ½ lbs chicken meat (cut into bite sizes)
3 tbs oyster sauce
2 tbs fish sauce
1 tsp sugar
1 medium size red bell pepper (julienne)
2 cups fresh sweet basil leaves
1 cucumber ( cut into bite sizes)
½ cup cilantro sprigs for garnish
Cooking Instructions
First, heat the oil in a deep pan or wok over high heat.
Wait till the oil starts to smoke.
Add crushed garlic and crushed chili peppers
Stir quickly (don’t let them burn)
Then immediately add sliced chicken meat
Stir
Add oyster sauce, fish sauce, sugar
Stir until the chicken is cooked through
Add already cooked rice
Stir quickly until sauces are blended with rice (a couple of minutes)
Stir in red bell peppers and keep stirring for few seconds then add basil leaves,
Turn the heat off.
Garnish with sliced cucumbers and cilantro sprigs.
Serve Immediately
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