Monday, January 21, 2013

Pineapple Fried Rice

Happy Monday! I have always had a love affair with Chinese food. Fried rice is just soooo good! The delicious sweet and savory combination of pineapple, carrots, peas, and green onion, quickly wok-fried with rice will be a family favorite. It is so easy to make and a perfect partner to my Orange Chicken.  (Recipe to follow tomorrow).


Ingredients
 1 cup uncooked white rice
 2 cups water
 2 tablespoons sesame oil
 1 small white onion, diced 
 1/2 cup peas and carrots; frozen works well
 1 (8 ounce) can pineapple chunks, drained
 1 tablespoon white sugar
 1 teaspoon salt
 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger powder
 1/4 cup soy sauce
 3 green onions, thinly sliced including tops

Directions

Bring the rice and water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender, and the liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes. Spread cooked rice out on a rimmed baking sheet and refrigerate until cooled, about 20 minutes.

Heat sesame oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Cook and stir the green onions, peas and carrots in the hot oil until onions have softened, about 2 minutes. Stir the pineapple chunks into the wok; cook until pineapple begins to darken, about 2 minutes.

Mix the cooled rice, sugar, salt, white pepper, ginger and garlic powder into the wok; stir constantly to keep from sticking. Cook until heated through, about 3 minutes. Sprinkle the rice with the soy sauce, and stir to combine. Sprinkle with green onion. Serve warm.

9 comments :

  1. Love the sweet & savory combination! Looking forward to your recipe for orange chicken!

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  2. YUM love Chinese food, I'll be trying this and for now it will be "pin"ned for later reference.

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  3. Yum!

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  4. This sounds delicious! Love the mix of sweet and savory.

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  5. Hi there! I found you on GYB and love your blog! I'm especially loving this recipe. I make stir fry dishes all of the time, and actually just switched things up a bit and made it with quinoa instead of rice. I never remember to add pineapple though, but I love the sweetness it adds. Thanks for the reminder :)

    Elaine
    http://cooking2perfection.blogspot.com/

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  6. The pinapple is so unexpected... I hope you are bringing this dish by foodie friday today.

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  7. I love the idea of pineapple in fried rice - will give it a try!
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