Vikkie is always looking for different lunch options to take to work. So I made him Thai Chicken Fried Rice with Basil. I had leftover basmati rice, and decided to use that instead of jasmine.
Even though this was my first time making fried rice from start to finish, it only took me 30 – 35 minutes. I took Jamie’s advice and assembled all the ingredients before starting the cooking process.
When cooking a recipe for the first time, I have a tendency to forget the next step. So I always try to come up with an approach to remember the steps. Today, I arranged the ingredients on the counter, in the sequence that they are to be used. This way I stayed focused on the hot wok instead of trying to figure out what to do next.
My verdict: Almost a meal in itself, this 30-minute recipe is a keeper. Especially since I usually don’t have jasmine rice at home and this works fine with basmati rice.