This sinfully delectable Thai-Style Pineapple Fried Rice is so damn delicious you will wonder why you took so long to make it at home.
- 1 cup fresh pineapple cut into tidbits
- 4 cups cooked and chilled rice
- 4 Tablespoons avocado oil for stir-frying
- 2 shallots, thinly sliced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 red or green chili (de-seeded if milder rice is desired)
- 1/2 cup roasted unsalted cashews
- 1/2 cup frozen peas
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1/8 cup currants (or raisins)
- 3 Tablespoons water
- 3 Tablespoons fish sauce
- 1 tsp. sugar
- 3 green onions, finely sliced
- 1/3 cup fresh cilantro
- 8-12 medium shrimp, deveined
- 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
- In a small bowl, season the shrimp with salt and pepper add a few drop of sesame oil.
- In a separate bowl mix the fish sauce, sugar, and water; set aside
- Wet your hands and separate the grains of chilled rice.
- Heat a wok or large saute pan over medium-high heat.
- When hot, swirl in 1 tablespoon of cooking oil. Add in the egg, and scramble until just set. Transfer to plate and set aside.
- Wipe the wok or pan clean with paper towel. Heat wok over high heat. When hot, swirl in 1 tablespoon cooking oil.
- Add the shallots, garlic, and chili stir-frying for three minutes. Add cashews for 1 minute.
- Add in the shrimp to the wok and stir fry until the shrimp is pink and the about 2 minutes. Transfer shrimp to same plate as the eggs and set aside.
- Return wok to stove, heat over high heat.
- When hot, swirl in 1 tablespoon of cooking oil.
- Add in the cooked rice and stir-fry for 2 minutes, until each grain of rice is hot to the core. Add in the fish sauce mixture and sesame oil, give it a good toss. Add in the reserved egg, shrimp mixture, the pineapple cubes, the peas and currants and toss well.
- Cook for 2 minutes, until all ingredients are heated through.
- To serve, sprinkle with spring onion and cilantro
Did you all like the Lemon Pepper Chicken recipe my daughter cooked for us? Her first dish for the blog and it was delicious.
It’s funny that our dinner conversations are about what she should cook next. We reminisced about my Captain Crunch Chicken that everyone loves so much. But after some thought, it occurred to me just how much she loves pineapple fried rice. She is actually the one that turned me on to it. We order it whenever we dine at our local Thai restaurant.
Hey, I knew she would be up for the challenge to recreate that dish.
She arrived with the boyfriend late Sunday afternoon. While the boyfriend played with the dogs, we started prepping for this incredible feast.
I admit that 15 medium-sized shrimp was not enough for us. There were only three of us for dinner, but the boyfriend is a bottomless pit and can eat like a horse.
Anyway, this Fried Rice was so damn delicious that I went back for seconds. To add the icing on the cake, it was better than our local Thai restaurant. The boyfriend was scraping the pineapple core to get every last bit to savor.
It makes me so happy to see that she has an interest in cooking. I realize that I just need to let her cook and only help when she asks. Hey, I’m learning too.
I hope you are enjoying these meals cooked by my girl enjoys cooking them.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.