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Pineapple Fried Rice

Cuisine: Thai
Type: Rice
Courses: Side dish
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

1   Ripe pineapple - preferred
  (or 1 cup canned pineapple chunks plus
  Extra for garnish)
4 cups 640g / 22ozCooked long-grain rice - chilled
  (such as jasmine rice)
3 tablespoons 45mlVegetable oil
1 tablespoon 15mlOnion - finely diced (small)
5   Garlic cloves - chopped
1 tablespoon 15mlGrated fresh ginger
1 cup 160g / 5.6ozBlanched, sliced Chinese long beans
1/2 cup 31g / 1.1ozSeeded, diced tomatoes
1 cup 146g / 5.1ozFinely-chopped fresh pineapple
3 tablespoons 45mlThai fish sauce
1 teaspoon 5mlSugar
3   Green onions - thinly sliced
  On the diagonal

Recipe Instructions

If serving rice in fresh pineapple, halve the pineapple lengthwise, leaving the leafy top intact and cutting through it. Hollow out each half, reserving 1 cup of the fruit for the rice and extra for garnishing. Save remaining pineapple for another use. Make a small slice on the outside of each half to create a flat base to hold the pineapple steady. Set aside.

Crumble the cold rice between your fingers to separate the grains, and set aside.

Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a wok or large skillet, swirling to coat the pan. Add the onion and toss until soft, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the garlic and toss until fragrant and soft, about 1 to 2 minutes. Add the ginger and toss for another minute. Add the remaining tablespoon of oil, then add the rice. Fry for 2 to 3 minutes over high heat, then add the beans, tomatoes, and pineapple, and fry 2 to 3 minutes more. Add the fish sauce and sugar, and toss until ingredients are well combined and rice is heated thoroughly, about 5 minutes. Add the green onions and toss to combine. Remove from the heat and transfer to a serving platter, or if using fresh pineapple, fill each half of prepared pineapple with warm rice and garnish with extra chunks of pineapple.

This recipe yields 4 to 6 servings.

Source:
TOO HOT TAMALES WORLD TOUR with Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken - From the TV FOOD NETWORK - (Show # WT-1A46 broadcast 12-16-1997) - Downloaded from their Web-Site - http://www.foodtv.com

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