What are the benefits of making this Vegan Thai Basil Fried Rice Recipe?
This is without a doubt the best way to use up leftover rice.
This fried rice is delicious and a complete meal with plenty of vegetables.
Finally, this is a meal that we can be freeze.
Let’s Talk About Rice!
Rice is an essential component of Asian cuisine. Rice is essential in any South Asian, South East Asian, or Indian cuisine. White rice has only recently become a household staple. Previously, however, it was all about brown rice and heirloom rice varieties.
Jasmine rice is the most commonly used type of rice in South Asian cuisine. This is a fragrant short-grain rice that goes great with any fried rice or Asian-style rice. Today, I made Thai-style veg fried rice with this variety. If you can’t find it, you can substitute short-grained rice or Basmati rice in this recipe.
How do you prepare rice for Thai fried rice?
All fried rice recipes benefit from cold rice that is at least a day old. I usually cook the rice the day before and store it in the fridge until I’m ready to make this. There’s a reason why cold rice is ideal for fried rice. The grains do not stick together and blend well with the sauces and vegetables without becoming mushy.
In this recipe, I used Jasmine rice that had been cooked the day before. I also used my instant pot to cook the rice. You can also cook it on the stovetop in an open pan.
Cooking Jasmine Rice in an open pan
If you’re cooking it in an open pan, use at least 3 cups of water for every cup of rice. When the rice is done, drain all of the water, wash it once under running water, and drain completely in a colander. Spread it out on a plate and set aside to cool before refrigerating. If you’re short on time, you can also make the fried rice right away.
How To Make Vegan Thai Basil Fried Rice Recipe
- 4 to 5 finely chopped cloves of garlic
- 2 finely chopped red chillies(Bird’s eye chillies)
- 1 chopped onion
- 1.5 cups chopped mushrooms
- 1/2 to 1 cup basil (based on preference)
- Salt to taste
- Black pepper to taste
- 2 to 3 tsp soy sauce
- 3 tbsp chopped spring onion (green parts)
- 2 cups cooked rice
- 2 tbsp oil
-Heat a pan on medium flame, add chopped garlic and chillies, saute for 1 minute
-Add onion and stir fry for 1 to 2 minutes
-Add the mushroom and stir fry for 2 minutes
– Now add the soy sauce, salt and pepper, mix well
-Add the cooked rice and gently mix everything together
-Add chopped spring onion and basil leaves, mix everything well
-Adjust spices and sauce if required
-Transfer in a bowl and serve warm