Jasmine Rice, Chicken and Almond Stir-Fry Recipe

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Emmie Rousseau Modified: March 25, 2022
Jasmine Rice, Chicken and Almond Stir-Fry Recipe

How To Make Jasmine Rice, Chicken and Almond Stir-Fry

There’s a lot going on in this stir-fry recipe and yet everything just works. It has two kinds of rice, mushrooms, radish, and a medley of different spices.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 45 minutes
Refrigerate Time: 4 hours
Total: 4 hours 55 minutes



  • 1largeegg white
  • 1tbspcornstarch
  • 3tbspdry sherry
  • kosher salt
  • 1lbskinless boneless chicken breasts
  • cupsjasmine rice
  • ½cupalmonds,(2 oz), blanched, sliced
  • 20Asian thin rice cakes,(fresh or frozen)
  • ¼cupvegetable oil
  • 4ozwhite mushrooms,small
  • 1tbspfresh lemon juice
  • 1mediumwhite onion
  • 2largegarlic cloves
  • tbspfresh ginger,minced
  • freshly ground white pepper
  • 4ozdaikon radish
  • ½cupcoconut milk,unsweetened
  • Asian sesame oil


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk the egg white until frothy

  2. Whisk in the cornstarch, 1 tablespoon of the sherry and 1 teaspoon of salt.

  3. Add the chicken breasts and toss to coat

  4. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.

  5. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F

  6. In a medium saucepan, cover the jasmine rice with 2 cups of water and bring to a boil.

  7. Cover the saucepan and cook over low heat for 12 minutes.

  8. Turn off the heat and let the rice stand, covered, for 5 minutes.

  9. Fluff the rice and transfer to a large rimmed baking sheet; spread it out in an even layer.

  10. Let cool to room temperature, then cover and refrigerate until chilled.

  11. Spread the sliced almonds in a pie pan and bake for about 4 minutes, or until pale golden. Let cool.

  12. In a medium saucepan of boiling salted water, cook the rice cakes for about 7 minutes until tender but still chewy.

  13. Drain and spread them out on a large plate

  14. Add 4 cups of water and 1 tablespoon of oil to the saucepan and bring to a boil.

  15. Add the chicken and simmer over low heat for about 25 seconds, stirring once or twice, until the outside turns white. Drain.

  16. In a bowl, mix the mushrooms with the lemon juice.

  17. In a wok, heat the remaining 3 tablespoons of oil until shimmering.

  18. Add the onion and cook over moderate heat for about 5 minutes until translucent.

  19. Add the garlic and ginger and stir-fry for about 4 minutes until fragrant.

  20. Add the mushrooms and cook over moderately high heat for 3 minutes until softened.

  21. Add the chicken and rice cakes, season with salt and pepper and stir-fry for 1 minute.

  22. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of sherry and simmer for 10 seconds.

  23. Add the rice and heat through.

  24. Add the almonds and daikon and toss again.

  25. Stir in the coconut milk.

  26. Off the heat, season with salt and pepper and a drizzle of sesame oil.

  27. Serve at once.


  • Calories: 818.74kcal
  • Fat: 38.14g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.56g
  • Trans Fat: 0.12g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 19.11g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 7.63g
  • Carbohydrates: 78.53g
  • Fiber: 5.26g
  • Sugar: 3.82g
  • Protein: 38.32g
  • Cholesterol: 82.78mg
  • Sodium: 867.20mg
  • Calcium: 99.39mg
  • Potassium: 945.43mg
  • Iron: 5.26mg
  • Vitamin A: 7.94µg
  • Vitamin C: 11.52mg
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