Easy Basil Stir-fry
This easy basil stir-fry infuses authentic Thai flavors into a dish that’s legendary over rice for a fast dinner you will crave.
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 lb. ground beef, pork, chicken, or shrimp
- 2 red chilies, chopped (more or less for desired heat)
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 cups fresh vegetables (see ingredient notes, above)
- 1 tbsp fish sauce
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp molasses
- 2 tbsp water
- 1 tbsp palm sugar
- 1 bunch fresh basil, crushed
- 2 cups cooked rice
- 4 eggs, fried (optional)
Melt the coconut oil in your wok or skillet over medium-high heat. Add the protein, garlic, and chilies. Stir-fry until protein changes color and is cooked through.
Mix in the chopped vegetables and continue stir-frying until they are fork-tender.
Add the soy sauce, fish sauce, molasses, water and palm sugar. Stir and cook until the palm sugar dissolves.
Mix in the basil leaves and cook just until fragrant and wilted.
Serve over warm rice. Top with fried egg, if desired.