Enjoy this tasty fried rice. The key ingredients are Thai basil and fish sauce, a great combination of pungent flavor and saltiness.
1/2 cup ground chicken
3 cups leftover cold rice
A handful Thai basil leaves
1 green onion, finely chopped
2 gloves garlic, minced
2 dried chili peppers, broke in half and seeds removed
1 1/2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
2 teaspoons light soy sauce
2 tablespoons fish sauce
1. Heat up a pan to high heat, and add oil. Sauté chicken for about 2 minutes or till the meat turns brown.
2. Add garlic, chili pepper, a half of the basil leaves, and 1 teaspoon soy sauce. Mix together and cook about 15 seconds.
3. Add rice in, and stir fry about 3 minutes.
4. Add 1 teaspoon soy sauce and 2 tablespoons fish sauce, and mix well. Top with green onion and rest of the basil leaves. Cook about 10 seconds. Serve with lime on the side.
Suggested servings: 3