Green Curry Fried Rice (Easy Authentic Recipe!) Crazy Vegan Kitchen (2024)

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Learn how to make delicious green curry fried rice using simple ingredients. It’s a delicious weeknight dinner that you can prepare in minutes.

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If you have tried our Cauliflower fried rice and cilantro lime rice, you’ll undoubtedly love our green curry fried rice.

It’s easy and simple to prepare and tastes like something from a Thai restaurant!

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Table of Contents

  • Why you’ll love this recipe
  • Ingredients needed
  • How to make green curry fried rice
  • Tips to make the best recipe
  • Variations
  • Storage instructions
  • More rice recipes to try
  • Green Curry Fried Rice

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Quick and easy. With simple ingredients and instructions, this recipe comes together in no time!
  • Easy to customize. Add, skip or replace the spices or other ingredients to customize the taste as per your taste.
  • Delicious. With a variety of seasonings and veggies, the taste will surely please everyone.

What I love the most about this is just how flavorful it is! The addition of the curry flavors truly transforms this dish from something standard to something pretty fancy.

Ingredients needed

This recipe calls for very simple ingredients and pantry staple spices. Here is what you’ll need:

  • Carrot. Peel and slice them into pieces.
  • Broccoli. Chopped into florets.
  • Oil. Any neutral flavored oil to cook everything together.
  • Yellow onions.
  • Green onions.
  • Garlic cloves. Minced.
  • Frozen peas. Do not thaw them; we’ll be adding them to the pan from frozen.
  • Red bell pepper. You can also use yellow or green bell pepper, but the red ones are definitely sweeter!
  • Green curry paste. Found in the Asian aisle of the grocery store.
  • Jasmine rice. Both white and brown rice can be used, so use whichever you prefer.
  • Sugar. To balance the salty flavors.
  • Tamari. Or use soy sauce.
  • Cilantro. Chopped.
  • Cashew nuts. Optional, but roasted cashew nuts add some delicious crunch!

How to make green curry fried rice

Simple is an understatement in making this dish, and the wok takes care of all the hard work. Ready to fry some rice?

Step 1: Steam veggies

Steam the carrot and broccoli until it becomes tender. Set aside.

Step 2: Prepare fried rice mixture

Add oil to a large wok or frying pan. Add the green onion, yellow onion, red pepper, garlic, and frozen peas and cook and cook until peas are defrosted, and onions become soft.

Step 3: Add green curry paste

Add the green curry paste and mix it well with the fried rice mixture.

Step 4: Mix cooked rice

Then, add cooked rice to the pan and stir well to combine rice with the curry and veggie mixture. Season the rice with tamari and sugar.

Step 5: Add veggies and nuts

Add carrots, broccoli, and cashew nuts to the rice and mix well.

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Tips to make the best recipe

  • Always cool down your rice before mixing it with the fried rice mixture because if it is too hot, it will stick together and become mushy.
  • For the best flavor, keep the flame high while cooking fried rice. The low flame will steam the ingredients, affecting flavor and texture.
  • As fried rice is stir-fried, it’s best to cook them in a non-stick pan or wok to keep them sticking to the pan.

Variations

The beauty of this dish is just how easy it is to customize! Here are some ideas:

  • Add protein. You can use chicken, beef, or any other meat, for your fried rice. Also, tofu or tempeh works great.
  • Use frozen veggies. Frozen veggies will add the same flavor to your fried rice as fresh veggies.
  • Add some sauces. Sauces, such as soy sauce, will add more flavor and color to your fried rice.

Storage instructions

To store. Place leftovers in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.

To freeze. Cool the rice first and then add them to the airtight container or freezer-safe bag to freeze for up to a month.

Reheating. You can reheat it in the microwave for 20-30 seconds before serving.

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More rice recipes to try

  • Asian rice balls
  • Brown rice black lentil salad
  • Forbidden black rice salad
  • Roasted cauliflower and brown rice salad
  • Rice paper rolls

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Green Curry Fried Rice

Crazy Vegan Kitchen

Learn how to make delicious green curry fried rice using simple ingredients. It’s a delicious weeknight dinner that you can prepare in minutes.

5 from 1 vote

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Prep Time 1 minute min

Cook Time 15 minutes mins

Total Time 16 minutes mins

Course Main Course

Cuisine Thai

Servings 4 servings

Calories 369 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 large Carrot sliced into rounds
  • 1 small Broccoli cut
  • 3 tablespoons Canola Oil
  • 1 small Yellow Onion sliced
  • 3 stalks Green onions sliced
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 cup Peas frozen
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons Green Curry Paste
  • 2 cups cooked Jasmine Rice preferably refrigerated overnight
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Tamari
  • 1/2 cup Cashews roasted
  • 1/2 cup Cilantro chopped

Instructions

  • Steam broccoli and carrot till tender and set aside.

  • In a large frying pan or a wok, heat canola oil up. Add sliced yellow onion, spring onion, garlic, red pepper, and frozen peas into the pan and cook until the onion has softened and the peas have defrosted.

  • Add green curry paste to the pan and mix it in well – this may be difficult with some commercial pastes that are rather thick in texture, but keep stirring, and it'll all come together.

  • Once combined, add cooked Jasmine rice to the pan and toss well, ensuring each grain of rice has been coated in the curry/veggie mixture. Season with sugar and tamari.

  • Add steamed carrot, broccoli, and cashew nuts to the pan and mix in well. Turn the heat off and sprinkle chopped cilantro into the pan. Mix well, and garnish with more cilantro and spring onions.

Notes

TO STORE: Place leftovers in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.

TO FREEZE: Cool the rice first and then add them to the airtight container or freezer-safe bag to freeze for up to a month.

TO REHEAT: You can reheat it in the microwave for 20-30 seconds before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 369kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 10gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0.04gSodium: 236mgPotassium: 746mgFiber: 6gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 5368IUVitamin C: 142mgCalcium: 117mgIron: 3mg

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Comments

  1. Kera says

    Made this for dinner tonight....it's great! I love having a bunch of stuff in dishes like this. Very satifying and healthy! Thanks!

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  2. Carol Borchardt says

    Love this twist on fried rice! Thanks for a truly entertaining post; my cat Jade loved it too!

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    • Amrita @ Crazy Vegan Kitchen says

      Thanks Carol! Richard says HELLO to Jade!

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  3. Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets says

    I'm pretty sure my cats would like this Thai Curry Fried Rice recipe too. It looks phenomenal and way better than kibble. ;)

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    • Amrita @ Crazy Vegan Kitchen says

      I don't know about that Meghan..I ate kibble when I was a kid. It didn't taste too bad. Okay, fine, it was pretty bad :P

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  4. Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life says

    Your cat is adorable! I read somewhere that cats only meow to communicate with us...they don't use it for each other. I'm always looking up cat "facts" because we have 4 that do ridiculous things all the time. Anyway...what a great dish! I like Thai but have never tried cooking it at home because of the spice factor...the kids don't love spicy food the way I do. However they will do a milder spicy and this sounds like it is a bit milder as well. I'd love to give it a try!

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    • Amrita @ Crazy Vegan Kitchen says

      Michelle, that is true about the meowing! We have 4 now too, I would love to see some photos of your babies! Having 4 is such a handful sometimes, especially when trying to take photos for the blog. I totally feel for you!

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  5. Manila Spoon says

    That is one delicious bowl of fried rice! I love the curry flavor and the crunch from the nuts!

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    • Amrita @ Crazy Vegan Kitchen says

      Thanks so much Abigail! I love the flavors of your blog too -- as I expressed in my (over)enthusiasm on your blog comments heh. High five for Asian flavors! .

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    • Amrita @ Crazy Vegan Kitchen says

      The nuts were my favorite part of the dish too! Sadly I've been on a high carb low fat diet recently....so no nuts for me! Sadness :(

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  6. Angela {Mind Over Batter} says

    What a gorgeous kitty! And what a talker!. I'm surprised he didn't steal this dish and hiss at you. I would have. Because it looks delicious! And I really need to stop slacking and make my own green curry, followed by this fried rice.

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