Vegan Thai Basil Fried Rice: A Culinary Adventure

Introduction:

Embark on a culinary adventure with our Vegan Thai Basil Fried Rice, a symphony of flavors and textures that brings the essence of Thai cuisine to your table. This recipe is a fusion of fragrant Jasmine rice, vibrant vegetables, and a harmonious blend of Thai sauces, creating a dish that not only tantalizes your taste buds but also showcases the beauty of plant-based cooking. Let’s dive into the intricacies of crafting this Vegan Thai Basil Fried Rice to elevate your dining experience.

Equipment Needed:

  • Instant Pot

Ingredients:

For Jasmine Rice:

  • 1 cup Jasmine rice
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Sesame oil

For Basil Fried Rice:

  • 2 tbsp Sesame oil
  • 12 cashews
  • 5 cloves Garlic, peeled and minced
  • 12 Thai basil leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onions
  • 1/4 cup each of chopped carrots, beans, baby corn, cabbage, and bell pepper
  • 1.5 tbsp Light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Thai Chili Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Rice wine
  • 1 tbsp vegan-friendly red chili sauce
  • 1 tbsp Vegan-friendly mushroom sauce
  • 1.5 tsp White pepper powder
  • 1 recipe cooked and cooled Jasmine rice

For Garnish:

  • 10 Thai basil leaves

Cooking Process:

Making Jasmine Rice in Instant Pot:

  1. Wash the Jasmine rice thoroughly under running water.
  2. Discard the water used for washing.
  3. Combine the rice, water, salt, and sesame oil in the Instant Pot.
  4. Close the Instant Pot, set the valve to sealing.
  5. Turn on the IP and set it to high pressure for 3 minutes.
  6. Wait for 10 minutes for natural pressure release.
  7. After 10 minutes, do a quick pressure release.
  8. Open the lid and fluff the rice with a fork.
  9. Spread the cooked rice on a plate and allow it to cool.

Making Vegan Thai Basil Fried Rice:

  1. Heat a pan with sesame oil.
  2. Add the cashews and toast until golden and crunchy.
  3. Drain on a kitchen towel.
  4. Add the minced garlic and basil leaves to the pan.
  5. Fry until the garlic turns golden brown.
  6. Add the finely chopped onions and a sprinkle of salt.
  7. Mix well and fry until onions become pink and soft.
  8. Next, add all the chopped veggies and mix well.
  9. Cook on high flame for 3 minutes.
  10. While this is getting done, add the sauces and vinegar to a bowl and mix well.
  11. Add the sauce mixture to the veggies.
  12. Add the pepper powder.
  13. Now, add the cooled rice and mix everything well.
  14. Add the toasted cashews and remaining basil leaves as garnish.
  15. Mix well and serve immediately.

For Instant Pot & Air Fryer: Instant Pot timings may vary based on your geographic location. Air fryer settings and timings may vary based on the capacity and model of the Air fryer.

Disclaimer: Nutrition values are provided as a courtesy and are a rough guide. Please consult a healthcare provider if you have any concerns.

Conclusion:

In conclusion, our Vegan Thai Basil Fried Rice is a celebration of flavors, textures, and the art of plant-based cooking. This culinary masterpiece invites you to savor the richness of Thai cuisine while embracing the wholesome goodness of a vegan lifestyle. Perfect for a quick lunch, a delightful dinner, or any culinary escapade, this Vegan Thai Basil Fried Rice is sure to become a cherished addition to your recipe repertoire. Bon appétit!

Vegan Thai Basil Fried Rice

Equipment
Instant Pot
Ingredients
For the Jasmine rice
1 c Jasmine rice
1 c Water
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Sesame oil
For the basil fried rice
2 tbsp Sesame oil
12 cashews
5 cloves Garlic peeled and minced
12 Thai basil leaves finely chopped
1/2 c finely chopped onions
1/4 c each Chopped carrots, beans, baby corn, cabbage and bell pepper
1.5 tbsp Light soy sauce
1 tbsp Thai Chili Sauce
1 tbsp Rice wine
1 tbsp vegan friendly red chili sauce
1 tbsp Vegan friendly mushroom sauce
1.5 tsp White pepper powder
1 recipe cooked and cooled jasmine rice
For garnish
10 Thai basil leaves
Instructions
Making Jasmine rice in Instant pot
Wash the rice thoroughly under running water.
Discard all the water used for washing.
Combine the rice, water, salt and sesame oil in the inner pot of your Instant Pot
Close the instant pot, set valve to sealing.
Turn on the IP and set it to high pressure on 3 mins.
Wait for 10 mins for natural pressure release.
After 10 mins, do a quick pressure release.
Open the lid and fluff the rice with a fork.
Spread the cooked rice on a plate and allow it to cool.
Making Vegan Thai Basil Fried Rice
Heat a pan with sesame oil.
Add the cashews and toast until golden and crunchy.
Drain on a kitchen towel.
Now, add the minced garlic and basil leaves.
Fry till the garlic turns golden brown.
Add the finely chopped onions and a sprinkle of salt.
Mix well and fry till onions become pink and soft.
Next, add all the chopped veggies and mix well.
Cook on high flame for 3 mins.
While this is getting done, add the sauces and vinegar to a bowl and mix well.
Add the sauce mixture to the veggies.
Add the pepper powder.
Now, add the cooled rice and mix everything well.
Add the toasted cashews and remaining basil leaves as garnish.
Mix well and serve immediately.
For Instant Pot & Air Fryer Recipes
Instant Pot timings may vary based on your geographic location. Air fryer settings and timings may vary based on the capacity and the model of the Air fryer.

Disclaimer

Nutrition values are provided here as a courtesy and are only a rough guide. Please consult a health care provider if you have any concerns.