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Healthy Thai Fried Rice with Peanut Sauce

By September 17, 2016Eat, Recipes

You deserve so much better than takeout. 

Time: 30-40 minutes

When to eat it: lunch, dinner, perfect for meal prep

Perks: High-protein, high fiber

Serves: 4*

*Note: Either cook for friends or make all 4 servings and pack away the rest for some great weekday meal prep. Just pack the sauce separately in a small sealable container, and pour some on when you’re eating your leftovers. 

Sh*t You Need:

For the fried rice:
1 cup brown rice
1 lb. 99% lean ground turkey
1 head cabbage, shredded
Shredded carrots
1 red bell pepper, diced
3 cloves garlic
Green onions
Sliced mushrooms
Fish sauce
Soy sauce
Cooking spray or olive oil
Peanuts, for garnish

For the peanut sauce:
4 T peanut butter
1 tsp. sriracha (or more, hehe)
1 T honey
Ginger
1/2 tsp. fish sauce
1 T lime juice
Water, to consistency

Large pot or dutch oven
Small bowl
Small pot

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The Recipe:

1. In your small pot, begin cooking the rice. Place the rice in a pot with 3 cups of water. Bring to a boil and then lower to a simmer. 

2. Spray your dutch oven or large pan with cooking spray, or add olive oil. Mince the garlic and place it in the dutch oven or large pot. 
fried rice3. Add the ground turkey to the pot and sauté over medium-high heat. Sprinkle red pepper and a splash of fish sauce over the turkey while it cooks. Be sure to cook the turkey all the way through, breaking apart into smaller and smaller pieces as you cook.

4. Once cooked through, remove turkey from the pot and set aside.
img_10525. Add the cabbage, bell pepper, carrots, and mushrooms to the same pot. Sauté over medium-high heat for 5-6 minutes, or until the mushrooms have released their juices. 

6. Add your cooked rice to the pot with the vegetables. Add in the fish sauce, soy sauce, lime juice, and ginger. Also add garlic powder, salt, and pepper to taste. Reduce heat to low.
img_10547. Now, make the sauce. Combine all sauce ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together. Add water to match whatever consistency you like. 
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8. Serve your rice and veggies first, then add the cooked turkey on top. Pour your sauce over the fried rice, garnish with green onions, peanuts, and sriracha, and enjoy!

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Author Holly Van Hare

Holly is a recent graduate from Northeastern University from Boca Raton, FL. She loves writing, math, and all things nerdy, as well as fitness. Holly is a health and wellness online influencer, group fitness instructor at BURN Fitness Studios, and future podcaster. Her favorite classes right now are HIIT training and cardio boxing.

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