The sweet, sharp aniseed flavour of Thai sweet basil or bai horapa contrasts perfectly with the umami flavours of fish sauce, the dish’s only seasoning. In this dish of fried rice with chicken and basil, Thai sweet basil may be substituted with holy basil (bai ka prao) if available. Replace the chicken breast with minced chicken for quicker cooking or if you desire a more ‘authentic’ version of this popular lunchtime dish.
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