Thai Basil Fried Rice


  1. 2.5 tablespoons neutral oil
  2. 3 gloves garlic chopped
  3. 1 inch ginger chopped
  4. 1 onion chopped
  5. 2 cups cooked Nishiki brand short grain white rice (one day old rice is best)
  6. 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  7. 1 teaspoon dark soy sauce
  8. 1 tablespoon mirin
  9. 2 teaspoon fish sauce
  10. 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
  11. 3 eggs beaten
  12. 1 cup frozen peas
  13. 1 cup Thai basil chopped
  14. 3 scallions


  1. Heat two tablespoons of oil in large pan or wok over medium high heat

  2. Add onion, garlic, and ginger and sauté until translucent

  3. Turn heat to high and add rice

  4. Add soy sauces, 1 teaspoon fish sauce, mirin, and vinegar and stir until combined

  5. Spread rice along bottom of pan and do not stir for at least 1.5 min. Once rice on bottom is crispy, stir in peas and Thai basil

  6. Remove rice from pan once the peas are fully defrosted and the Thai basil wilts

  7. Add remaining 1/2 tablespoon of oil to pan. Add beaten eggs and remaining teaspoon of fish sauce. Continuously stir until eggs are cooked

  8. Combine eggs with rice and top with scallions. Enjoy!

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