Pineapple fried rice is Thai in origin. The sweetness of the pineapple chunks combines well with the wonderful aroma and flavor of the bell peppers, and the salty taste of soy sauce. It usually has a moderate amount of heat, but since I made this one from scratch on a lazy morning, no chilis for me. It's not as colorful as the ones made with bright red chilies and red bell peppers, but I can assure you, it really brightened up my day!
Here's my version of a Thai-inspired pineapple fried rice recipe, all made from what I could find in the kitchen. What's wonderful about this is that it doesn't have a strong or too savory flavor that would overpower the taste of whatever meat or fish dish you're having with it. It's mild and sweet, and it reminds me of our younger days in the province where we eat our meals with fresh ripe mango chunks mixed in with the rice.
Pineapple Fried Rice Recipe
- 2 cups cooked white rice
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup fresh pineapple, diced
- 1 pc large bell pepper, diced
- 1 tsp grated ginger
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp oyster sauce
- a few chopped scallions for garnish
- Combine the olive and sesame oils.
- In a wok, heat the oil. Saute the garlic, ginger, and bell pepper until fragrant.
- Add the cooked rice and pineapples. Stir until well mixed with the oil.
- Pour the soy sauce and oyster sauce and mix well until evenly distributed.
- Heat through, and top with chopped scallions.
- Serve hot.