Basil is a kind of herb with small light green leaves related to the mint family. It therefore has a strong minty smell. The best rice to use for cooking fried rice is leftover rice that is kept overnight in a fridge.
2 cups leftover rice
50 grams fresh shrimp, shelled and deveined
2 tbsp minced garlic
3 tsp finely chopped fresh red chillies
3/4 cup red, green, and yellow capsicum, mixed and cut into 1/2 inch squares
2 tbsp chopped onion
1 tbsp fish sauce
A pinch of sugar
A pinch of salt
1 tsp ground white pepper
2 tbsp oil
A handful of torn sweet basil leaves
Heat a wok and add the oil and spread it around till it coats the surface evenly.
Add the garlic and chillies, then stir for about 10 seconds. Then add the capsicums, onion, and shrimp.
Add a pinch of salt toss around for another 30 seconds.
Now add the rice to the wok, crumbling any big sticky blocks with your hands to ensure they're all separate.
Toss the rice and keep stirring for another two minutes. Then add the sugar, white pepper, and fish sauce.
Stir the mixture around again for another minute. Then taste the rice to check saltiness. If it's less, add some more fish sauce.
Then throw in the basil leaves into the rice. Stir the rice for another minute, then take it off the heat and serve.
Credits to: Shiok