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Chicken, ginger and lemongrass fried rice  recipe

Chicken, ginger and lemongrass fried rice recipe

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This fast midweek meal doesn't scrimp on flavour. Packed with chilli, lemongrass and ginger, this healthy chicken fried rice dinner can be on the table in just 15 minutes. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 5 mins to prepare and 10 mins to cook
  • 349 calories / serving
  • Healthy
  • Dairy-free


  • ½ tbsp vegetable oil
  • 400g chicken breast, thinly sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 3cm piece ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped (keep the seeds in if you like more heat)
  • 1 lemongrass stalk, finely chopped
  • 320g pack stir-fry pepper mix
  • 250g pouch cooked long-grain rice
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp mirin
  • 30g cashew nuts, toasted and roughly chopped
  • handful coriander, torn, to serve
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges, to serve
White rice can always be swapped for brown (check cooking instructions for timings)

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    12g 17%
  • Saturates

    2g 10%
  • Sugars

    6g 7%
  • Salt

    1.7g 28%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 29.8g Protein 29.9g Fibre 3.5g


  1. Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan over a high heat and add the chicken. Cook for about 5 mins, stirring occasionally, until golden and cooked through, then tip out onto a plate.
  2. Add the garlic, ginger, chilli and lemongrass to the wok. Fry for 1 min, then add the stir-fry pepper pack and cook for 3 mins. Add the rice and cook for 1 min, stirring to break up any clumps, until it is piping hot.
  3. Return the chicken to the wok along with the soy and oyster sauces, sesame oil and mirin and cook for 1 min.
  4. Divide between bowls, scatter over the cashew nuts and coriander and serve with the lime wedges.

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