Thai Cashew Chicken Fried Rice

With just a few ingredients and Success® Jasmine Rice, this restaurant-style chicken fried rice with a Thai twist is easy to make at home.

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Cooking time PREP TIME 10 Mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 20 Mins
Servings SERVES 4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 30 Mins

Ingredients

  • 2 bags Success® Jasmine Rice
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 12 oz boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 lb sugar snap peas, trimmed
  • 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 Thai red chili pepper, thinly sliced
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup roasted cashews

Instructions

  • This simple 30 minute Thai fried rice is perfect for a quick lunch or dinner, try with Success® Jasmine Rice!

    Step 1

  • Prepare jasmine rice according to package directions. Let cool completely.

    Step 2

  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a wok or large skillet set over medium-high heat. Cook chicken and salt, stirring, for 3 to 5 minutes or until starting to brown. Stir in sugar snap peas, garlic, and chili pepper. Cook, stirring, for 3 to 5 minutes or until chicken is cooked through, and snap peas are tender-crisp.

    Step 3

  • Stir in rice. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until well coated; stir in soy sauce. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until rice is heated through.

    Step 4

  • Sprinkle with cashews before serving.

    Pro Tip

    For a kid-friendly dish, substitute sliced red bell pepper for Thai chili pepper.

Fried Rice Tips

This fried rice recipe may be simple but using these tips, you can push your meal over the top for a delicious dish in just 30 minutes!

First, we suggest starting off with the right rice. Our choice is aromatic Jasmine Rice because the long grains cook up fluffy making it easier to toast up and coat with sauce evenly. Also, it’s best to use leftover or prechilled rice so using Success® Rice your rice will be ready in just 10 minutes.

Next, make sure to start your dish off with a flavorful base of sautéed chicken, sugar snap peas, garlic and chili pepper to toast your rice with the soy sauce.

Thai-inspired Flavors

Although fried rice is commonly associated with Chinese cuisine, it is actually included in other Asian-inspired meals like Thai with a Pineapple and Shrimp Thai Fried Rice Bowl and even Korean in a Kimchi Fried Rice Bowl.

So, what makes it traditionally Thai?

This dish uses a special Thai red chili pepper which offers a moderate to hot level of spice for a kick. It also includes a dash of soy sauce and sprinkled cashews over the top which are often typical suspects within flavorful Thai dishes.