Thai Pineapple Fried Rice
One of my favorite dishes to order at a Thai restaurant is the pineapple fried rice. I don’t know what I love most about it: the presentation, the use of cashew nuts, or the sauces that flavor the rice.
I’ve been wanting to make Thai-style pineapple fried rice for the longest time. Every time I see pineapples on sale, I’ll buy one with the intention of making the rice dish. And then I get lazy and the pineapple becomes really ripe, and we just end up cutting the pineapple and eating it.
But I finally did it. I made it. And it was quite easy. It makes me think that the restaurants charge far too much for it.
I came across a few recipes with used curry powder. I didn’t have any on hand but I will have to add it in next time as I think it will make the fried rice taste even better.
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- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 cup cubed chicken
- 2-3 cups rice day-old is best
- 1 cup chopped fresh pineapple
- 1/2 cup diced onion
- 2 tbsp fish sauce
- 1 tbsp oyster sauce
- 2 eggs whisked
- 1/4 cup unsalted cashews
- 3 scallions finely chopped
- 3-4 red chili peppers if desired
- pineapple shell halved and hollowed out
In a large wok, add about half of the oil and garlic and cook on high heat until the aroma comes out from the garlic. Add in raw chicken and cook until chicken is almost completely cooked. Add in rice, onion and remaining oil and continue to cook. Then stir in pineapple chunks, fish sauce and oyster sauce. If desired, add in chili peppers. Stir in cashews.
Shift the rice to the side of the wok, so that you have some empty space to cook your eggs. Add eggs into the empty space and stir them to scramble them as they begin to cook. Once all the eggs are finished cooking and are completely scrambled, add it back to the rice. Stir and cook a few more moments. Add in scallions and cook 1 more minute. Scoop rice into pineapple shells and serve.
- You can also add 1-2 tsp curry powder to the seasoning. I didn't have any when I made this so I didn't use any
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Thai Pineapple Fried Rice
Amount Per Serving (0.5 of recipe)
Calories 392 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 7.3g 37%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.6g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.9g
Cholesterol 124.2mg 41%
Sodium 908.4mg 38%
Total Carbohydrates 50.8g 17%
Dietary Fiber 1.3g 5%
Protein 15.6g 31%
Vitamin A 4%
Vitamin C 38%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.