Prep Time20 mins

Cook Time20 mins

Resting Time30 mins


  • Instant Pot


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


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

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