Ginger Pineapple Fried Rice

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Preparation info

  • Servings:

    4

    • Difficulty

      Easy

    • Ready in

      45 min

Appears in

Love Your Leftovers

Love Your Leftovers

By Nick Evans

Published 2014

  • About

The key to making a good fried rice dish, like many dishes, is to make sure you have all your chopping and prep done before you even heat the pan. The whole meal cooks in almost no time, and if you turn your back on your hot skillet or wok, the dish will burn.

So take your time chopping and mincing and then focus on cooking the ingredients over very high heat as quickly as possible. You’ll be well rewarded.

Ingredients

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup minced fresh ginger
  • cup minced shallot
  • cups diced fresh pineapple
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • ½-1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 4 large eggs
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 4-5 cups cooked rice (long grain white rice is best)
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • Fresh cilantro, garnish

    Method

    1. For this fried rice, be sure to take your time dicing the vegetables and pineapple. Make sure to mince the garlic, ginger, and shallot finely. For the pineapple, cut off the ends, then stand it on its end and cut the rind off around the edges. Next, cut it in quarters and remove the light-yellow core, which is a bit tough to chew. Then dice the flesh into ½-inch cubes.
    2. Whisk together the soy sauce, fish sauce, rice wine vinegar, and red pepper flakes in a small bowl.
    3. Whisk eggs well in another small bowl.
    4. In a large wok or skillet, add oil over high heat. Once hot, add the pineapple and cook until pineapple starts to caramelize slightly, about 5 minutes.
    5. Add ginger, shallot, and garlic to the pan and cook for another 1 to 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
    6. Add sauce to the pan followed by cooked rice. Toss everything together and cook for 30 seconds.
    7. Make a well in the center of the pan and pour eggs in the center. Let sit for 30 seconds and then stir everything together.
    8. Finally, add peas and toss to heat through and combine flavors.
    9. Garnish with red pepper flakes and fresh cilantro. Serve immediately with extra soy sauce.