Aug 18, 2011

Pineapple Fried Rice Recipe



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


Ingredients
  • 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

Cooking Directions

  1. Combine the olive and sesame oils.
  2. In a wok, heat the oil. Saute the garlic, ginger, and bell pepper until fragrant.
  3. Add the cooked rice and pineapples. Stir until well mixed with the oil.
  4. Pour the soy sauce and oyster sauce and mix well until evenly distributed.
  5. Heat through, and top with chopped scallions.
  6. Serve hot.

19 comments:

  1. Sounds inviting and I may try this next time! Thanks for sharing this great idea.

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  3. i haven't tried mixing pineapple with fried rice, yet...sure does sound good mixed with soy sauce and oyster sauce!

    thanks for sharing this with Food Friday, Pearl!
    hope you're feeling fine now :)

    ps. you used to eat ripe mango with your rice? interesting!

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  4. same with Maiylah, haven't tried pineapple with fried rice but it sounds interesting. and it looks colorful, too.

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  5. We've tried Pineapple Fried Rice in a Thai restaurant before, but I haven't tried cooking it at home. I might just whip up this delicious fried rice using your recipe one of these days. Thanks for sharing! Here's my FTF entry: http://www.delightmyappetite.com/2011/08/food-trip-friday-mongkok/

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  6. This looks yummy although I don't like pineapple in my food. I can adapt the recipe and put what I like :)

    The Twerp and I

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  7. Looks great! I don't remember ever eating pineapple with rice, but would love to try :)

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  8. Sounds delicious. And I know SR would love this. I am going to try it out next week as a surprise for him :) Stopping in from the Alexa blog hop..now your newest FB fan and GFC follower.

    Bri @ Ramblings of a Southern Mama

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  9. This is almost the same as Khao Phat Supparot. I and the kids love that especially with lots of cashews...looks good!

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  11. This is a new ingredient I've ever heard, I wonder how does the fried rice taste with pineapple. Mine is up and its here Little World of Fun I hope you can visit me back thanks

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  12. hmmm interesting

    have a fab weekend, here's my FTF treat

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  13. got to try this sooner than later! <3

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  14. This is one of those where I say, "Why didn't I think of that?" I must try it soon. I make rice a lot.

    I would love it, if you would link this to My Meatless Mondays. It is such a filling rice dish, who needs meat?

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  15. that looks really yummy and thanks for sharing your recipe! glad to be back here as i always enjoy your post! anyway, that's something i need to try here in bangkok. visiting late from FTF, hope you can visit me back. thanks and have a great week. :)

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  16. Chef, walang ganyang mga mantika sa bahay :) pwede naman ordinary cooking oil diba? :D

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  17. sis, didn't pay anything for customs fee.. good thing, you can ask sigma not to declare the actual value of the items.. though, the last time i ordered~i forgot to give them further instruction pero okay naman, automatic na yata sa kanila.. they really don't declare the actual value to avoid na rin other charges.. at door to door delivery na yun! try mo sis! hehe

    btw, haven't tried pineapple friedrice.. mukang sarap sarap!
    would love to try it soooon! kisses! love muah!

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  18. I like Pineapple and I also like rice but not to eat it together.

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  19. Yummy! I love anything with pineapple!

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