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

Ingredients

  • 2 bags Success® Jasmine Rice
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 lb (12 oz) boneless, skinless chicken breast, cubed
  • 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 it with our Success® Jasmine Rice and enjoy a complete meal in no time.

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions. Allow to cool completely.

    Step 2

  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a large wok or skillet set over medium-high heat. Season chicken with salt. Cook chicken, 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, stirring to combine. Stir in soy sauce. Cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes, or until rice is heated through.

    Step 4

  • Sprinkle with cashews before serving.

    Recipe Tip

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

Fried Rice Tips

This fried rice recipe is simple but with these tips, you can push your meal over the top! Impress your family with this 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 to fluffy perfection. This makes it easier to toast up each grain and evenly coat them with sauce. Also, it’s best to use leftover or chilled rice, as you want it to dry out. Using Success® Rice, ready in just 10 minutes, will help you speed up the cooking process.

Next, make sure to boost your dish with a flavorful base of sautéed chicken, sugar snap peas, garlic and chili pepper. Also, toast your rice with the soy sauce for a perfectly-seasoned dish.

Thai-Inspired Flavors

Although fried rice is commonly associated with Chinese cuisine, it is found in many other countries, as well. Common in Thai and Korean cuisine, try it at home with this recipe and our Pineapple and Shrimp Thai Fried Rice Bowl or Kimchi Fried Rice Bowl with Fried Egg.

This dish gets a kick from a Thai red chili pepper which offers a moderate to hot level of spice. It also includes a dash of soy sauce and cashews sprinkled over the top. These ingredients are typically found in flavorful Thai dishes.