Thai Basil Fried Rice

The Thai Basil Fried Rice recipe is courtesy of Matthew, the editor of the healthy recipe and cooking site, Fave This recipe will give you that sweet and spicy something you are looking for while providing a quick and filling meal. Matthew suggests customizing this great Thai basil rice dish with your favorite vegetables and lean protein.


  • 2 tablespoons light oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 small red or green chilies, minced
  • 1 cup button mushrooms, halved
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 2 ounces green beans, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 small sweet red or green pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar substitute
  • 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 15 sweet basil leaves, sliced


  • Pour oil into a heated pan or wok.
  • When the oil is hot, add garlic and chilies
  • After about a minute, add the mushrooms, onion, rice, beans and pepper.
  • When the vegetables are softened and slightly crispy, add sugar, soy sauce and basil. Cook until vegetables reach desired doneness.

Serves 4

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