Monday, September 10, 2012

Pineapple Fried Rice

  • 1 can(20 oz) Delmonte pineapple chunks, drained, OR 1+1/2 cups fresh pineapple chunks 
  • 3-4 cups cooked jasmine or parboiled rice, preferably several days old (Tip: if fresh, leave for an hour or more in the refrigerator uncovered)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable stock
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 red or green chili, thinly sliced, OR 1/4 to 3/4 tsp. dried crushed chili (chili flakes)
  • ½ cup frozen peas
  • ¼ cup currants OR raisins
  • ½ cup roasted unsalted whole cashews
  • 3 spring onions, finely sliced
  • 1/3 cup fresh coriander
  • 2 tbspn olive oil
  • Salt - according to taste
Stir Fry Sauce;
  • 2 Tbspns soy sauce
  • 2 tsp. curry powder
  • optional: 1/2 tsp. sugar
Mix 1 tbspn oil with the rice. Use fingers to separate any chunks into grains. Set aside.
In a cup, stir the soy sauce together with the curry powder.
Drizzle 1 tbspn oil in a wok/large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add shallots, garlic, and chili, stir-frying until fragrant (1 minute). Whenever the wok/pan becomes dry, add a little stock (1 tbspn at a time to keep ingredients sizzling).
Add the carrot (if using) and peas. Stir-fry 1-2 minutes, adding more stock if needed.
Now add the rice, pineapple chunks, peas, currents, cashews and salt. Drizzle the soy sauce mixed with curry powder over and gently stir-fry to combine over medium-high to high heat until the rice "dances" (makes popping sounds) - about 5 to 8 minutes, or until desired lightness is achieved. 
Tip: Avoid adding any more stock from here on, or your rice will turn out heavy and/or soggy. 
Remove from heat. Do a taste-test for salt/flavor, adding a few shakes of salt or a little more soy sauce, as needed. If too salty for your taste, add a squeeze or two of lime juice.
To serve, scoop rice onto a serving platter. Top with spring onions and coriander.

Sending this recipe to The Delmonte Blogger Recipe Carnival and also link to the World Foody

Recipe Courtesy:Thai Food


  1. Wow nice interesting idea..looks very tempting

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  3. I tried your rice the other day, it was wonderful. Loved the sweetness of the pineapple.