Preheat oven to 425°F. In medium bowl, whisk together 2 tbsp honey, 2 tbsp soy sauce, and sesame oil; toss with chicken thighs. Bake on foil-lined baking sheet for 15 to 20 minutes or until cooked through. Let cool; cut into 1/2-inch pieces.
Meanwhile, prepare rice according to package directions. Fluff with fork; let cool completely.
Heat 1 tbsp vegetable oil in wok set over medium heat; cook eggs, stirring frequently, for 2 to 3 minutes or until set. Transfer to plate; set aside. Wipe wok clean.
Heat remaining vegetable oil in wok set over medium-high heat; cook carrots, shallots and ginger for about 5 minutes or until tender and fragrant. Add chicken, rice, peas and remaining honey and soy sauce; cook, stirring, for about 5 minutes or until heated through and rice is starting to crisp.
Add scrambled eggs and green onions to wok; toss until combined. Finish with squeeze of lime. Serve with hot sauce.
Looking for a vegetarian alternative? Substitute tofu for chicken.
Tofu: If you’re new to cooking tofu it might seem daunting at first but once you get the hang of it, you’ll soon be wanting to substitute it into all of your favorite meals!
TIP: For this fried rice recipe you want to use firm or extra-firm tofu.
The most important step of cooking tofu is the preparation. As tofu usually comes packaged in water you need to press out the water before cooking so that it can soak up the flavors of the other ingredients or sauces. To do this, evenly slice the tofu and lay them flat onto a paper-towel-lined cutting board, cover with more paper towels and then place something heavy on top – a cookbook or pan works well. The longer you leave the tofu to drain, the better the result when you go to cook it.
In this recipe, you can cook the tofu in 2 ways:
Fried – The key to crispy tofu? Cornstarch! A light layer of this dusted on the tofu before throwing it into a hot pan will leave you with perfectly crispy tofu slices. Yum!
Use any leftover fried tofu in this tasty Asian Tofu Rice Bowl recipe.
Baked – Prefer a chewier texture rather than crispy – then baked tofu is the way to go. Same preparation, 20 minutes in the oven or until golden brown and you will have yourself the perfect, chewy tofu.
Spice Your Rice up with Hot Sauce
Lover of all things spicy? Up your fried rice game with Sriracha, one of the world’s most popular and well-loved hot sauces. This spicy sauce made with chili, vinegar, garlic, salt and sugar is the perfect accompaniment for your favorite beef, pork, chicken, tofu or shrimp dishes.
Looking to explore more, check out other spicy foods to bring the heat in your next meal! What are tacos dorados? Try them tonight!