Spicy Mango Fried Rice is easy to make with leftover rice and a few simple ingredients. It's vegan, gluten-free, and oil-free.
Thank you to my friends at Frontier Co-op for sponsoring this post!
I love having an arsenal of easy flavorful recipes I can make any night of the week. It's especially nice when I can use up leftovers I already have in the refrigerator.
That's why I love making Spicy Mango Fried Rice.
I always save the leftover rice when I make other dishes such as stir fry. And some weeks I will make a big batch of rice in my Instant Pot to use throughout the week. You can either refrigerate it or freeze it until you need it.
And when you add spices like Organic Crushed Red Chili Flakes from Frontier Co-op, your dishes will never lack flavor.
One thing I love about using Crushed Red Chili Pepper in recipes such as Spicy Mango Fried Rice is you can add some spices at the beginning, then more when you serve the dish.
Because some people like it hot, and some people not so much!
I find when I use the Frontier Co-Op Organic Crushed Red Chili Flakes at the beginning of cooking verses adding some at the end, their flavor is slightly different. I suggest experimenting to discover which way you like it best. You really can't go wrong either way!
I also like to use the red chili flakes in Italian dishes such as Eggplant Bolognese Pasta or on pizza. They also go well with breakfast dishes such as tofu scramble.
And of course they add a lot of flavor to Asian dishes such as stir fry and this Spicy Mango Fried Rice.
Add as little or as much Crushed Red Pepper Flakes as you like. I start with ½ teaspoon when I make Spicy Mango Fried Rice, then add more later if I want extra heat.
My rule of thumb is you can always add more, but you can't take it out!
Feel free to customize this recipe to suit your tastes and whatever ingredients you have on hand.
Don't like mango? Try pineapple instead.
Can't stand peas? Leave them out and use green beans or carrots.
No matter what you choose, #SpiceUpSummer produce with savory spices and Use Frontier Co-op to #CookWithPurpose.
Spicy Mango Fried Rice
- 2 Tablespoons rice wine vinegar
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
- ½ to 1 teaspoon Frontier Co-op Organic Crushed Red Chili Pepper Flakes, (adjust according to desired spice level)
- 1 red bell pepper, cubed
- 3 cups cold rice, (I used Jasmine white rice)
- 2 Tablespoons tamari, (or soy sauce)
- 1 cup frozen peas, defrosted
- 1 mango, cubed
- ½ cup roasted peanuts
- 2 green onions, sliced (for garnish)
- lime wedges, (for garnish) optional
- extra Frontier Co-op Organic Crushed Red Chili Pepper Flakes, (for serving)
- Heat a large non-stick skillet or wok over medium heat.
- Add the rice wine vinegar.
- Saute the garlic, ginger, and crushed red chili pepper flakes for about 30 seconds until fragrant.
- Add the red bell pepper and saute a few minutes until soft. Add a little water if the pan appears dry.
- Add the cold rice and tamari. Mix well and saute until the rice is heated through.
- Add the peas, mango, and peanuts and saute until the peas are heated through.
- Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with the green onion and lime wedges, if using.
- Serve with extra crushed red chili pepper flakes for those who want some extra spice.
Nutritional information is an estimation only.
Jean C Henderson
excellent......I added 1/4 tsp of crushed red pepper and that was perfect for our family
That's fantastic, Jean! I'm so happy everyone enjoyed it!
Thank you very much for your recipe. I used your recipe as a base. My husband enjoyed it. I say as a base because I did not have the rice vinegar and right now I am not "running" to the store. Also, I am working on a no-waste-food Lent program. The next time I make it, I think I will add more vegetables to it--just to load it up
That's wonderful, Jean! I actually ran out of rice vinegar, too, but it's fine to leave it out. And extra veggies are always welcome!
I never thought to add Mango to my fried rice, I might be able to take the spice with the help of the mango!
You don't have to make it spicy if you don't want to. It's great mild, too!
We make fried rice frequently at home. I'm always looking for new and creative ways to make this dish and I think I just found it 🙂
That's wonderful, Dawn! I hope you enjoy it!
Sounds super flavorful and delicious. I love the labels on Frontier spices - they really grab my eye!
Thanks Jenn! Yes, I love their packaging, too!
Wow! This sounds so good. I love that this is oil free!
Thanks Sarah! I like it better than traditionally greasy fried rice.
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
My family's most requested dish is fried rice and I'm always putting a spin on it 😛 Pineapple is our #1 though so mango should be fab 😉
I love it with pineapple, too, but mango is our #1!
Sophia | Veggies Don't Bite
Oooh! YUM! I love fried rice and am so intrigued by the mango. I absolutely love spicy too so I'm all in!
Thanks Sophia! I think you're going to like it!
Rhian @ Rhian's Recipes
Oh my goodness the flavours in this sound incredible, I NEED to try this!
Thanks so much, Rhian!
Mary Ellen | VNutrition
This looks amazing! Definitely the perfect fried rice for summer! Love that you added a little heat to it too with the chili flakes. 🙂
Thanks Mary Ellen! It's so easy to make, too!
Sarah De la Cruz
Ooh, I love mango fried rice! I bet Irving would like this spicy kick!!! Looks amazing!
Thanks so much, Sarah! I usually make my portion a little milder than everyone else's. 😉
I'm definitely a crushed red pepper kinda gal!! One of my fav seasonings, and I love the organic Frontier Co-Op brand! Bet it is perfect with the sweet mango.
Thanks Sarah! I really like it, too!
OMG! I love pineapple fried rice but never thought of mango, this is genius!
Thanks Jasmine! I love mango!
Oh yum! I've had pineapple fried rice, but never mango. This looks like a must-make.
Thanks Becky! I think you'll enjoy it!