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Pineapple Fried Rice

Everyone is familiar with Chinese fried rice.  This dish adds a twist as it uses fresh pineapple, which is a popular fruit in Chengdu.  Pineapple is sold on the street,...

Everyone is familiar with Chinese fried rice.  This dish adds a twist as it uses fresh pineapple, which is a popular fruit in Chengdu.  Pineapple is sold on the street, cut into fancy shaped chunks and served on a stick.  This fried rice dish is a showpiece as it is served using the pineapple husk as a serving bowl.

Ingredients:

9 oz or 3-4 cups Cooked white asian rice ( Best to use leftover rice)

1/2 Pineapple cut in half 

2 eggs whisked in a small bowl

1/4 cup Roasted peanuts crushed 

1 cup Celery diced

1 cup Red bell pepper diced 

1/3 cup Green peas 

1/2 cup Thick sliced ham ( or Chinese sausage or spam any protein you prefer )

1/4 cup Green onions finely chopped 

1 tsp Soy sauce 

4 tbsp canola oil ( Or any vegetable oil )

1 tsp Chinese cooking wine

1 tsp Salt 

Instructions: 

  1. Cut the pineapple in half and scoop out the pineapple flesh to make a bowl. 
  1. Chop the scooped pineapple flesh into little cubes and set aside in a bowl.
  1. Heat 1 tsp of the oil in a wok, add the whisked eggs and cook them into a pancake shape.
  1. When the eggs have set, break the pancake into small pieces. Remove the pieces and set on the side. 
  1. Put the remaining 3 tsp of oil in the wok, then add the green onions, peas, red peppers, celery and ham.  
  1. Stir for about 2 minutes, then add the cooked rice. 
  1. Combine the rice with the ham and vegetables, the add the chopped pineapple with any juice in the bowl.
  1. Add the cooking wine, soy sauce and salt. Stir to combine for about a minute.
  1. Serve the fried rice in the pineapple bowl and top with the crushed nuts.  

Watch this recipe in VR180 on YouTube, best viewing experience in VR headset, you can watch on your phone your computer, but needs to drag around to see everything or zoom in!

 

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