Like regular fried rice, but with a sweet and savory flavor. This Mango Fried rice is a fun and delicious meal. Just add your favorite veggies to take it to the next level!
If you want to devour something healthy, delicious, and easy to make from a different cuisine, mango fried rice is the perfect option.
It can only be prepared within thirty minutes and can be cooked when you are having a busy day or want something nice for weekend lunch or weeknight dinner.
Topping it all, you can make it gluten-free or vegan-friendly, so you can enjoy it while being on a diet.
What is Mango Fried Rice?
Mango fried rice is a popular Thai dish that combines sweet and savory flavors in a delicious and unique way. This is our version of Mango fried rice. We’ve included flavors we love from other recipes to create this fusion dish.
The dish typically consists of stir-fried jasmine rice mixed with small pieces of ripe mango, diced vegetables such as onions and peppers, scrambled eggs, and a variety of seasonings such as fish sauce, soy sauce, and curry powder if you’d like.
Some variations of the dish may also include shrimp, chicken, or cashew nuts. The dish is usually prepared by first cooking the jasmine rice and allowing it to cool, we have the full recipe on how to make White rice here. As using freshly cooked and hot rice can result in a mushy texture, follow our guide to make it perfect each time.
The ingredients are then stir-fried in a wok or large frying pan until heated through and well combined.
The addition of the sweet and juicy mango provides a contrast to the savory flavors of the other ingredients, creating a delicious and satisfying meal.
Mango fried rice is often served as a main dish in Thai restaurants, but it can also be a great side dish to complement other Thai dishes, such as curries or grilled meats.
It’s a perfect option for those looking for a unique and flavorful twist on traditional fried rice.
Mango Fried Rice With Chicken
Mango fried rice is a unique and delicious Thai dish that is known for its unusual combination of sweet and savory flavors.
What makes this dish stand out is the use of ripe mango, which is not a typical ingredient in traditional fried rice dishes. The sweetness of the mango provides a refreshing contrast to the savory flavors of the other ingredients and adds a tropical twist to the dish.
Although not added to this recipe, you can also add curry powder.
The use of curry powder and other seasonings also makes this dish unique, as it adds a depth of flavor that is not commonly found in traditional fried rice recipes.
The combination of spices and sauces used in mango-fried rice creates a complex and flavorful taste that is both satisfying and unexpected.
Key Ingredients Used In This Recipe
Along with using extra virgin olive oil, or you may opt for peanut oil, here’s what you’ll need to make this mango fried rice recipe.
The full recipe and the full measurements are listed in the recipe card below.
Ripe Mango Pieces: I would not recommend using frozen mango. It is best to use ripe fresh mango for enhanced flavor. You can also use canned mango as they are juicy and sweeter.
Chicken Breast: This is completely optional. You can substitute the chicken breast with mushrooms or tofu to keep this dish vegetarian or vegan. The meat is added in for extra protein.
Sweet Peas And Bell Peppers: Filled with fiber and iron; making your dish even richer.
Turnip Leaves: To take this dish to the next level, we also added turnip leaves. They are high in protein and calcium. They are also filled with vitamins A and K. These greens will add some freshness to the dish.
Optional Ingredient – Eggs: Just scramble a couple of eggs to mix in with the rice.
How To Pair Your Mango Fried Rice
This is a wholesome dish. Nothing else is needed to complete it as it is a flavorful and filling dish that can be served as a main course or as a side dish.
Some of the best sides include Thai curry, grilled meat, stir-fried veggies, spring rolls, and Thai salad.
How To Store Leftover Fried Rice
Before storing mango fried rice, allow it to cool to room temperature. This will prevent condensation from forming in the container, which can make the rice mushy and spoil faster.
Then, store the mango fried rice in the refrigerator as soon as possible after cooking. Leftover rice should be refrigerated within two hours of cooking to prevent bacterial growth.
More Rice Recipes You’ll Love
After trying this Mango Fried Rice, we recommend you try this Haitian Black Rice next, this Dill Rice, this sausage dirty rice, this Ghanaian Jollof Rice, This Instant Pot Haitian Rice and Beans, and this Instant Pot Pigeon Peas Rice.
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Mango Fried Rice
- ½ Cup Canola Oil; divided – or peanut oil
- 2 Pieces Chicken Breast; cut into bite-size pieces
- 1 Ripe Mango; cut into cubes
- 6 Turnip Leaves or any Mediterranean Leaves; chopped
- ¼ Cup Fresh Parsley; or about 7 sprigs, chopped
- 1 Red Bell Pepper; Diced
- 8 Cups Cooked White Rice
- 2 Cups Frozen Sweet Peas; thawed (see notes below)
- 2 Green Onions; sliced
- ½ Cup Red Onions; diced
- ¼ Cup Soy Sauce; see notes below
- ½ Cooking Wine; we used Goya cooking wine (dry white wine). See notes below.
- Salt and pepper to taste
- In a large wok, heat ¼ cup oil over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken until just cooked. No need to let the chicken turn brown. Best to cook the chicken in batches. Set the chicken aside on a plate. In the same wok, add ¼ cup oil then add the mango pieces, greens and parsley, and bell pepper. Next, lower the heat to medium. Add in the rice, sweet peas, green onions, red onions, and soy sauce. Mix well to combine, then add the cooking wine and season with salt and pepper to taste. Continue to mix well.
- Lower the heat to low, cover with a lid, and allow the ingredients to cook for about 5 minutes. Serve warm and enjoy.
I love fried rice, and this tropical twist with the mango sounds delicious. It looks super yummy!
Thank you, Beth!
Thank you for a beautiful dish! I just love mangoes and can’t wait to serve this to my family. I know they will love it.
This mango fried rice was the perfect combination of sweet and savory. I loved how simple it was to make too.
Such a tasty, versatile side dish! We love the sweet pop of flavor the mango adds.
I love the extra depth of flavour that mango added to this rice- so tasty!