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Jun 17 2009

Pineapple Fried Rice … in a Pineapple!

Published by at 10:22 pm under Cooking at Home

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 chopped jalapenos and saute together for about 5 minutes.

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.

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.

Once the pork is almost done cooking, push it aside on the wok, and add a couple of eggs and scramble together.

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.

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. The moral of this post is: Don't waste your old rice! Throw it together with other ingredients and I guarantee you will enjoy it for a couple more meals!

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

17 responses so far

17 Responses to “Pineapple Fried Rice … in a Pineapple!”

  1. noobcookon 17 Jun 2009 at 11:21 pm

    Your fried rice looks fantastic and I love the jalapeno kick as well as the pineapple vessel :)

  2. Chris and Amyon 18 Jun 2009 at 5:13 am

    Another great idea! We love pineapple fried rice but have never made it. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigellaon 18 Jun 2009 at 9:15 am

    What fantastic presentation! I admit I’m a total sucker for stuffed fruits and vegetables and would be utterly delighted to be served this! :)

  4. Nutmeg Nannyon 18 Jun 2009 at 9:44 am

    Talk about great presentation!!! The rice looks super tasty too:)

  5. thefoodaddictson 18 Jun 2009 at 10:13 am

    Thanks guys, I wanted to jazz up the meal and make it look pretty! I even picked a yellow lily from the backyard, which went well with the overall picture. Our next mission is to buy better lens for our camera!

  6. cessy831on 18 Jun 2009 at 11:54 am

    this looks really good! there’s a rest in irvine (guppy) that serves their fried rice in a pineapple too–it reminds me of it! anyway, i’ll def try this out and drizzle w/ some sesame oil to give it that ‘asian’ flavor…hehe! thanks for the post, foodaddicts!

  7. thefoodaddictson 18 Jun 2009 at 12:29 pm

    Good call on the sesame oil!! Love your tips – keep it coming!

  8. Huyenon 18 Jun 2009 at 8:36 pm

    I do that with my leftover rice too! I will definitely try this recipe one day.

  9. Andyon 19 Jun 2009 at 9:40 am

    That looks as good as it is fancy! How about watermelon fried rice in a watermelon next time?? Maybe this is why I don’t have my own food blog….

  10. Cynthiaon 19 Jun 2009 at 9:50 pm

    Oh gosh, that fried rice is just what would satisfy me right now.

  11. Stacey (Dill My Pickle)on 20 Jun 2009 at 12:55 pm

    What a great idea- how creative! Perfect for a poolside party!

  12. Jen @ My Kitchen Addictionon 20 Jun 2009 at 7:40 pm

    Mmm… sounds delicious! I love the idea of serving it in the pineapple. Beautiful!

  13. Vandyon 21 Jun 2009 at 4:12 pm

    Thanks Buddy, now i know what to make for dinner.

  14. Bizon 21 Jun 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Wow, my daughter would love this recipe! Never thought to add fruit to my stir-fry, and I love the addition of jalapenos!

  15. The Duo Disheson 23 Jun 2009 at 10:50 am

    Agreed on the sesame oil! Mmm, love that. Ever used srichacha??? Also great for spice!

  16. thefoodaddictson 23 Jun 2009 at 11:20 am

    I will definitely try sesame oil and sriracha next time. I love spicy fried rice. Thinking about it makes me hungry….

  17. kennyon 16 Jul 2009 at 5:00 pm

    I think that’s a great idea! I actually saw another restaurant in Irvine stuff a pineapple too – Guppy Tea House or something like that, but yours looks better! :)

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