Basil Chicken Fried Rice (ข้าวผัดกระเพรา) from leftovers

I want to start out by saying this is not really “proper” khao phat grapow. This is how to make it from phat krapow leftovers. Click here to see that recipe. But it’s quick, easy and super tasty.

  • Leftover phad grapao
  • Leftover rice
  • Half a yellow, red or orange bell pepper, chopped or sliced into bite-sized pieces

I do mine in a non-stick pan. Add the left over gra-pow (yes, I am spelling it differently on purpose, all these versions and a couple more get used) to the pan with the pepper and heat. Once it’s hot and the pepper is done to your taste (I like mine completely warmed through but with some nice crunch left) add an equal or twice the amount of the left over rice. Stir and fry the mixture until the rice is hot and completely covered in leftover kra-pow juice. You might need to add a tablespoon of water. That’s it–ready to eat. I’d fry an egg and add some cucumber slices to go with it.

You can substitute the bell pepper with many things–broccoli, spinach, kailan (Chinese broccoli) or just skip that part all together. If you want to make this dish properly, basically add rice as the final step in the regular krapao recipe–but I never do that. I always make extra for leftover fried rice.


About Joe Graff

President and co-owner of DC based design studio, icon werx, inc. Lived in Thailand for 8+ years (2003-2011). Rheumatoid arthritis and triple joint replacement patient.
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One Response to Basil Chicken Fried Rice (ข้าวผัดกระเพรา) from leftovers

  1. Pingback: Gyros from leftover koobideh or joojeh | Joe Graff's Recipe Blog

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