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).

 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


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.


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

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

  3. Yum!

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

  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 :)


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

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