Spicy Hot Basil Fried Rice (Kao Pad Kar Pao)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

One of my favorite Thai fried rice is this Kar Pao flavor. Basically it just hot basil fried rice. This flavor also taste great as a stir fried base with seafood and meat. It also awesome with fried Thai flat noodle too. I will get into that recipe later on, when I have time to make it. As for the spiciness, you can make it more spicy by adding more chilies and jalapeno. I love it super spicy, whether it fried rice, fried noodle or in the stir fried. I normally put 14 chilies and 4 jalapenos, because for me Thai food has to be bold and spicy taste to it or it wouldn’t be called Thai food. Also it good to remember that with most Asian food garlic and chilies is their essential ingredient that makes a difference in taste and the outcome of the dishes.

As with any good fried rice, the rice makes the difference. So when you do want to make it, make sure to cook the rice at 4 to 5 hours in advance. Or even over night would be even better. To cool it down leaved it in the refrigerator.


3 Cups cook jasmine rice
1 Cup beef slice
½ Tsp of kosher salt
2 Tbsp of vegetable oil
1 Tbsp of minced garlic
2 Jalapeno sliced diagonally (optional, very spicy)
8-12 Thai chilies minced
1 Cup hot basil (also known as holy basil)
2 Tbsp fish sauce
1-2 Tbsp of dark soy sauce
1 Tbsp oyster sauce
1 Tbsp sugar syrup (sugar thicken with water, if you regular sugar about 1-2 Tbsp)
2 Dashes of white pepper
1 Large tomato cut into 8 pieces
1 Egg white
1 Tsp of corn starch
1/8 Cup water + 1 Tbsp


1. Cut beef 1/8 thick against the grain. Message the beef with the egg white and corn starch. Let it sit for at least 30 minutes.
2. When the half an hour done. Heat the wok to hot and add the oil until it heat up.
3. Stir in the minced garlic and minced Thai chilies until slightly golden and aroma.
4. Stir in the beef, salt, sugar, oyster sauce, 1 tablespoon of water and cook for 2 to 3 minutes until beef almost fully cook.
5. Add the rice and carefully press down on it to separate it.
6. Then soften it by adding the water and mix well.
7. Then add the sliced jalapeno, dark soy sauce, fish sauce and mix so that the rice will be completely cover with the dark soy sauce and turn brownish coloring.
8. Add the tomato and toss lightly a couple times.
9. When it done toss in the hot basil and toss once more.

Remove and give a couple of dash of white pepper. Serve.


Post a Comment

Taste Of Spice Copyright © 2009 Designed by Ipietoon Blogger Template for Bie Blogger Template Vector by DaPino