Peanut Sauce Stir Fry with Coconut Rice

May 15th, 2012 in cooking, recipes

Doesn’t this look good? We went out to a Thai place awhile ago as a family and my girls have been talking about that “yummy peanut dipping sauce” ever since. So I tried looking at quite a few recipes but didn’t find one that sounded that good to me. My sweet cousin was over and I decided to be brave and just try to make the recipe from my head. I did have to throw out the first round of peanut sauce! But the second was perfect.

Peanut Sauce Stir Fry with Coconut Rice



1 cup of water

1 can of coconut milk

1 cup of rice (I really like to use basmati rice for this type of food)

Stir Fry

Bok Choy, sliced in small moons and strips (the bok choy at the store were small this day so I bought two)

Red Pepper, sliced in small chunks

1 1/2 lbs chicken breasts, sliced in strips


Salt & Pepper

Olive Oil

2 small or 1 large mango, diced

1/2 bunch of cilantro, chopped

Peanut Sauce

5-6 tablespoons creamy natural peanut butter

4 tablespoons rice wine vinegar

2 tablespoons red chili garlic sauce (in picture above if you are not sure, also you can omit this if you can’t find it)

1/2 cup water

3-4 tablespoons soy sauce

2 teaspoons ginger powder


1. Bring the water and coconut milk to boil for the rice. Then cook the rice according to the package directions (or ya know just like you would cook normal rice).

2. Make the peanut sauce. Combine all the ingredients together and whisk very well.

3. Chop up the bok choy, red pepper, and chicken.

4. Heat up some olive oil in a pan and then add chicken, salt, and pepper. When the chicken is almost done cooking thoroughly add in the garlic and vegetables. You might have to add in a bit more olive oil after you add in the vegetables.

5. After about 4 minutes, when the pepper is a bit soft you can add in the peanut sauce. Let it coat everything and heat up a bit, don’t let it cook too long or it will start to burn on the bottom of the pan.

6. Serve on top of rice with chopped mango and chopped cilantro placed on top right before serving.


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