Thai Beef & Mango Fried Rice
ACTIVE: 35 minutes TOTAL: 35 minutes
In this healthy fried rice recipe, bell peppers, mango and basil are tossed with savory fish
sauce and fresh basil for a delicious one-bowl dinner. If you don’t have leftover cooked
rice on hand, be sure to thoroughly cool your rice before adding it to the wok—if it’s too
warm, it creates too much steam and sticks to the wok.
1 teaspoon peanut or canola oil plus 2 tablespoons, divided
2 large eggs, beaten
3 scallions, thinly sliced
2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 pound strip steak, trimmed and cut into ½-inch pieces
1 cup diced red bell pepper
1 cup diced green bell pepper
2 cups cold cooked brown rice
½ cup diced ripe but firm mango
3 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons fish sauce
2 tablespoons slivered fresh basil
1. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large flat-bottomed wok or large, heavy skillet over high heat.
Add eggs and cook, without stirring, until fully cooked on one side, about 30 seconds.
Flip and cook until just cooked through, about 15 seconds. Transfer to a cutting board
and cut into 1/2-inch pieces.
2. Add 1 tablespoon oil to the wok along with scallions, ginger and garlic; cook, stirring,
until scallions have softened, about 30 seconds. Add steak and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
Add red and green bell peppers; cook, stirring, until just tender, 2 to 4 minutes. Transfer
the contents of the wok to a large plate.
3. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the wok; add rice and stir until hot, 1 to 2 minutes. As you
stir, pull the rice from the bottom to the top so it all gets coated with oil and evenly cooked.
4. Return the steak, vegetables and eggs to the wok; add mango, lime juice, fish sauce and
basil and stir until well combined.
Calories 417, Fat 17g, (sat 4g), Cholesterol 154mg, Carbs 36g, Fiber 4g, Total sugars 6g,
Protein 30g, Sodium 694mg, Potassium 613mg, Folate 70mcg, Calcium 64mg.
Tip: To quickly cool warm rice, spread out on a large baking sheet and refrigerate while
you prep the rest of your ingredients, about 15 minutes.