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Fried Rice with Basil
(Khao Pad Krapow - Thailand)



  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 small bundle long beans OR French snap beans, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 3 small fresh red or green chiles, finely chopped
  • 1 cup fresh button mushrooms, halved
  • 1 small red or green pepper; diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 15 sweet basil leaves


  1. In a wok or frying pan/skillet, heat the oil until a light haze appears.
  2. Add the garlic and chiles and fry until the garlic is golden brown.
  3. Add the mushrooms and onions and stir quickly.
  4. Add the cooked rice and stir thoroughly.
  5. Add the long beans, peppers, sugar and light soy sauce and stir thoroughly.
  6. At the last moment quickly stir in the basil leaves and turn on to a serving dish.

Serves 2.

From the kitchen of Martin James – Copenhagen, Denmark.

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