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No.036 Gaprao rice
[Nutritious one-plate rice made with crickets and soy meat]

Cooking time: 20 minutes

“Grillus Kitchen” that delivers recipes using Grilus cricket ingredients
Introducing Gapao Rice, a nutritious one-plate rice!

"Gapao" in Thai cuisine "Gapao rice" refers to holy basil, a kind of basil.
Basil fried rice in Japanese. In Thailand, it is a common dish and is often made at home.

The season when a new life begins and many people live alone and cook for themselves.
Gapao rice is a menu that allows you to easily take in protein, carbohydrates, and vegetables at once.
Would you like to have a meal on a busy day or a day when you want to eat well?


  • Gryllus extract
    2 tablespoons
  • cooked rice
    2 servings
  • Soybean meat (minced)
  • Red/yellow paprika (chopped)
    1/4 of each
  • Bell pepper (chopped)
    1 piece
  • onion (finely chopped)
    1/4 piece
  • basil
    1 branch
  • chili pepper
  • grated garlic
    1 teaspoon
  • Oyster sauce
    1 tablespoon
  • Oyster sauce
    1 tablespoon
  • Eggs (make fried eggs)
  • salad oil
    moderate amount

How to make

  • Add salad oil and grated garlic to a frying pan and heat.
  • When you can smell the garlic, add soy meat and fry.
  • When the soy meat is lightly browned, add the chili pepper, onion, red/yellow paprika, and bell pepper and fry.
  • When the vegetables have softened, add the grilus extract and oyster sauce and mix, then add the basil leaves and mix quickly.
  • Place rice, ④, and fried egg on a plate.

So crickets!

Grilus extract, which is extracted from domestically grown Futahoshi crickets, is said to have a strong umami taste similar to that of oysters.
Moreover, even though it is a liquid seasoning, it contains about 20% protein, so you can supplement the protein that tends to be lacking just by using it for cooking.

The soy meat used this time is attracting attention as an alternative meat.
It is low in fat, high in protein, and full of ingredients that are good for the body.
In addition, Kashiwa leaves have bactericidal action, prevent rice cakes from drying out, add fragrance, and are easy to eat.
The soy meat itself has an odor, so please follow the instructions on the package and carefully prepare it.

Why Cricket?

The protein crisis that will occur in the future and the food loss problem that is currently occurring mainly in developed countries. In order to solve both of these problems, Grilas grows edible crickets using food waste as food.

If you want to know more about Grylas's initiatives, please click here.