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Thai Green Curry Fried Rice with Leftover Chicken

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Thai Green Curry Fried Rice with Chicken

Thai Green Curry Fried Rice with Leftover Chicken is a 10-minute recipe! Perfect for those mid-week lunches or dinners. Just use the leftover chicken from your latest roast chicken dinner. We love using leftovers for delicious new recipes! 

This green curry fried rice is a spicy dish eaten all over Thailand. We have visited many times on our travels, and this is our version of one of our favourite Thai street food dinners. 

If you like Thai green curry, or you are looking for a green curry recipe, this might be just something a little different for you to try.

thai green curry chicken fried rice
Thai green curry chicken fried rice

This green curry fried rice is very simple to make just using a handful of ingredients. It takes about 10 minutes to prepare and cook. 

green curry fried rice with chicken
Green curry fried rice with chicken

Use with leftover cooked rice or packets of ready-cooked rice. Both options have a better texture for fried rice, plus, it keeps the recipe quick and easy to cook.

how to make green curry fried rice
How to make green curry fried rice

The recipe calls for Thai green curry paste but you could easily substitute for a red curry paste if you prefer. Likewise, if you don’t have leftover chicken you could choose a different protein such as cooked prawns or tofu. 

leftover chicken green curry fried rice
Leftover chicken green curry fried rice

We use some chopped-up fine green beans in this recipe but you can use whatever vegetables you have in the fridge. For example, you could peppers, aubergines, onion, carrots, bamboo shoots, or baby corn.

10 minute green curry fried rice
10-minute green curry fried rice
green curry fried rice recipe
Green curry fried rice recipe

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Thai Green Curry Fried Rice (serves 2)

Ingredients

  • 150g – 200g Leftover Cooked Chicken, roughly torn
  • 1/2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 – 1 Tbsp Thai Green Curry Paste (use less paste if you want it to be less spicy)
  • 250g Cooked Rice
  • A handful of Fine Green Beans, chopped into bitesize pieces
  • 2-3 Tbsp of Water
  • 100ml Coconut Milk
  • Pinch of Dried Red Chilli Flakes (optional)
  • Pinch of Dried Sweet Basil Leaves (optional)
  • Pinch of Dried Kaffir Lime Leaves (optional)
  • A small handful of Fresh Coriander leaves, roughly chopped

Method

  1. In a large frying pan fry the cooked chicken in a little vegetable oil until heated through. Then stir through the Thai green curry paste. Stir well to combine.
  2. Push the chicken to the edge of the pan and add the cooked rice and green beans along with a few tablespoons of water. Stir until heated through.
  3. Add the coconut milk and dried spices (if using), stir well until the coconut milk has been reduced completely into the rice.
  4. Serve immediately with fresh coriander.
Yield: 2

Thai Green Curry Fried Rice

green curry fried rice recipe

Simple to make 10-minute recipe using leftover roast chicken. This Thai green curry fried rice is spicy and delicious.

Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 9 minutes

Ingredients

  • 150g – 200g Leftover Cooked Chicken, roughly torn
  • 1/2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 – 1 Tbsp Thai Green Curry Paste (use less paste if you want it to be less spicy)
  • 250g Cooked Rice
  • A handful of Fine Green Beans, chopped into bitesize pieces
  • 2-3 Tbsp of Water
  • 100ml Coconut Milk
  • Pinch of Dried Red Chilli Flakes (optional)
  • Pinch of Dried Sweet Basil Leaves (optional)
  • Pinch of Dried Kaffir Lime Leaves (optional)
  • A small handful of Fresh Coriander leaves, roughly chopped

Instructions

  1. In a large frying pan fry the cooked chicken in a little vegetable oil until heated through. Then stir through the Thai green curry paste. Stir well to combine.
  2. Push the chicken to the edge of the pan and add the cooked rice and green beans along with a few tablespoons of water. Stir until heated through.
  3. Add the coconut milk and dried spices (if using), stir well until the coconut milk has been reduced completely into the rice.
  4. Serve immediately with fresh coriander.

Notes

Swap the chicken for cooked prawns or tofu if you prefer. And use any vegetables you have in the refrigerator.

how to make thai green curry fried rice
How to make Thai green curry fried rice

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