Basil Omelette Recipe – So simple but so tasty!

One of the best things I ate during my last Bangkok trip was this basil omelette with rice dish at the Pier 21 food court of Terminal 21. I customised my omelette with ham, oyster mushrooms and basil leaves, which the chef made right on the spot. Interestingly, even though it was just a simple omelette, it tasted really good because the addition of basil leaves really gave a nice, herby fragrance and freshness.

From then onwards, I’ve been hooked onto basil omelettes. I used to make onion, tomato or pea omelette very often at home when I needed an extra side dish for dinner. Now, whenever I think of making omelettes, I will just go out and buy one bunch of basil leaves because an omelette without basil is really quite plain and boring, lol.

Basil Omelette Recipe

There can be endless combinations when it comes to making an omelette. You can basically make one with all your preferred ingredients but try adding basil leaves one day and see if you like it. ?

And this is how I like to make my omelette. Served with brown rice and sweet chilli sauce. Bon appetit!

Basil Omelette Recipe
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 red chilli, sliced
  • 1 yellow onion, peeled & sliced
  • handful of basil leaves
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • dash of fish sauce
  • 1 tsp olive oil
Season the beaten egg mixture with salt, pepper and fish sauce.
Heat oil in pan. Stir fry the chilli, onions and basil leaves till fragrant and slightly tender.
Pour in the egg mixture and spread it out evenly on the pan.
When the bottom of the omelette has set, flip it over to cook the other side. (If you’re not confident enough to use the spatula, slide the omelette off the pan onto a plate and use the plate to flip the omelette back onto the pan.)
Serve the omelette with rice and sweet chilli sauce.

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