Yellow Curry Fried Rice


This curry fried rice is a meal in itself! The flavors are enticing, and the dish is really filling.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 2 medium zucchini, diced

  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and minced

  • 1 small onion, minced

  • 1 stalk celery, minced

  • ½ medium red bell pepper, minced

  • ½ medium jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced

  • ¼ cup slivered almonds

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce, or more to taste

  • 1 ½ cups cooked rice

  • 2 cloves garlic, or more to taste, minced

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger

  • 1 tablespoon yellow curry powder

  • 1 tablespoon dried basil

  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander

  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • salt to taste

  • 1 tablespoon salted butter


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add zucchini, carrot, onion, celery, bell pepper, jalapeño, and almonds; sauté until zucchini is slightly soft, about 5 minutes.

  2. Add 1 tablespoon soy sauce and sauté for a few seconds. Add cooked rice, garlic, remaining 1 tablespoon soy sauce, ginger, curry powder, basil, turmeric, black pepper, coriander, cayenne, and salt. Sauté until rice is heated through and takes on a nice toasty texture, about 5 minutes.

  3. Remove from the heat and stir in butter. Cover and let sit for about 3 minutes before serving.


If you want a spicier version, add more cayenne or serve with Sriracha sauce. You can also scramble an egg into this.

This is vegetarian, but you can easily add diced cooked chicken or browned ground turkey for a rich, meaty version. Add meat when you add the cooked rice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

320 Calories
21g Fat
29g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 320
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 505mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 40mg 201%
Calcium 87mg 7%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 559mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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