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Thai Curried Fried Rice
ground chicken / pineapple

Active: 35 min Total: 35 min
We first featured this meal in October of 2013 and decided to give it a healthier makeover! This newer version is a little bit lighter but still has all the flavor as the original.
Smarts: Pineapple is sweet and tart and makes a great flavor contrast to savory.


Curried Fried Rice with Ground Chicken & Pineapple:
  • Ground chicken - 1 lb
  • Fish sauce - 1 Tbsp + 1 Tbsp
  • Brown sugar - 1 tsp + 1/2 Tbsp
  • Garlic - 3 cloves , minced
  • Green onions - 2 stalks , chopped with white and green parts separated
  • Carrots, medium-sized - 1 , grated
  • Pineapple, fresh or canned - 1 1/2 cups , chopped
  • Curry paste, yellow (sub green or red) - 1 Tbsp
  • Coconut milk, light - 2/3 cup
  • Cooking oil - 1 Tbsp + 1 Tbsp
  • Eggs - 2
  • Leftover rice (from Monday) - 2 cups
  • Cashews - 1/2 cup
  • Limes - 1/2 , juice of


  1. Ground chicken - Season with first part of fish sauce, first part of brown sugar, and some salt and pepper. Fold to mix. (Can be done up to 1 day ahead)
  2. Garlic / Green Onions / Carrots / Pineapple - Prep as directed. Use a box grater to grate carrots (for larger batches, use a food processor). (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  3. Sauce - Whisk together curry paste, second part of fish sauce, second part of brown sugar, and coconut milk. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)

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  1. Heat a wok over medium-high heat. Add first part of cooking oil and then ground chicken to heated oil. Pour in half the sauce, and break up meat with a wooden spoon. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes until meat is cooked through. Remove from wok and set aside.
  2. Return wok to heat and add second part of cooking oil to wok. Add in garlic and white parts of green onion to heated oil. Once you can smell the aromatics, crack eggs into wok and scramble. When eggs are done, add in carrots with a dash of salt. Stir-fry for ~1 minute. Next add in leftover rice, pineapple, and remainder of sauce. Toss everything together, and cook until rice is warmed through. Add in green parts of green onions, cashews, ground meat, and a squeeze of lime juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper or more fish sauce.



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