What happens when you have a ripened pineapple and leftover rice? You make pineapple fried rice! I’m notorious for making fried rice with the day-old rice we have, and combining it with whatever else we have on hand – any meats, vegetables, and in this case, fruit. Fried rice is so simple and easy, it’s almost fool-proof. We like adding pineapple to give it that tropical flair as well as a subtle sweetness to the fried rice. We’re hoping these pictures are worth a thousand words, because we don’t have a thousand words to describe the process!
In a wok, add half a diced onion, diced garlic, and 1 chopped jalapeno and saute together for about 2-3 minutes. Add more jalapenos if you like it spicier.
Then add your preferred meat - here we used thinly sliced pork (such as shabu shabu pork). It cooks quickly when the meat is thin, so it's perfect to use for fried rice.
Once the pork is almost done cooking, push it aside on the wok, and add a couple of eggs and scramble together.
Add the rice and fold it together in the egg and give everything a good mix. Next, add the chopped pineapple and some green onion. Season with a couple of tbsp of soy sauce (adjust according to how salty you like your rice). Sometimes we like to add a tsp of fish sauce.
I thought it would be cute to put the fried rice in half of the pineapple. Anyway, the moral of this post is: Don't waste your old rice! Throw it together with other ingredients and we guarantee you will enjoy it for a couple more meals!
To view or print-out this recipe, click here: Pineapple Fried Rice