COOK rice according to package directions but omitting salt, 15 to 20 min.
HEAT a very large non-stick frying pan over medium. Add oil, then onion, garlic and ginger. Cook until onion is soft, 3 to 4 min. Increase heat to high. Add chicken. Cook, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon, until no longer pink, 5 min. Drain fat. Sprinkle with sugar. Cook, stirring often, until chicken is golden brown, 4 to 5 min.