Stir-fried brown rice with holy basil sauce

Stir-fried brown rice with holy basil sauce
  • Serves icon Serves 1-2
  • Time icon Hands-on time 20 min

”I used to make the classic Thai stir-fry dish called pad kra prow (ka prow is holy basil) with brown rice on the side, as taught to me by my mum. But I knew there was a dish that combined them in the pan. Stir-frying the rice in the sauce brings an entirely different taste to this dish. I love tossing holy basil into the hot pan at the end, letting the warm, aniseed aromatics fill the kitchen” – Saiphin Moore

This recipe is from Saiphin’s cookbook, Rosa’s Thai Café: The Vegetarian Cookbook.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
252kcals
Fat
6.9g (0.6g saturated)
Protein
5.5g
Carbohydrates
40.1g (12g sugars)
Fibre
3.7g
Salt
2.5g
Calories
252kcals
Fat
6.9g (0.6g saturated)
Protein
5.5g
Carbohydrates
40.1g (12g sugars)
Fibre
3.7g
Salt
2.5g

For 2

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2-3 red or green bird’s eye chillies, finely chopped (to taste)
  • 50g onion, finely diced
  • 50g carrot, finely diced
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp dark soy sauce
  • ½ tbsp caster sugar
  • 100g cooked brown jasmine rice at room temperature
  • 100g cooked white jasmine rice at room temperature
  • 25g spring greens, roughly chopped
  • 25g spring onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Small handful fresh holy basil leaves
  • Lime wedges to garnish

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a wok set over a medium heat. Add the garlic and chillies and stir-fry for about 30 seconds until the garlic is golden brown. Add the onion and carrot and stir-fry for about 2 minutes until the onion is slightly translucent.
  2. Stir in both soy sauces and the sugar, then toss the rice into the wok and stir-fry for 1-2 minutes until all the ingredients are well combined. Finally, add the spring greens, spring onion, tomatoes and holy basil (see tip) and stir-fry for a further minute until the spring greens are cooked through. Serve immediately, garnished with lime wedges.

delicious. tips

  1. Holy basil has a peppery flavour and is available from some Asian grocers. If they don’t have it use sweet Thai basil, also available from Ocado and Asda.

Recipe By

Saiphin Moore

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