How to Make Thai-Inspired Pineapple Fried Rice
I love fried rice. Coming from a Malay and Asian background, fried rice is one of the most common foods that my family cooks. It only requires the simplest ingredients, and because it's so quick and easy to cook, fried rice is one of the most requested dishes at Malaysian restaurants and stalls. I want to share my recipe for Thai-inspired pineapple fried rice, which is a perfect summertime dish, with you. By the way, I love pineapple; it is one of my favorite fruits besides mango. I do find that the fresh, sweet, and sour pineapple made the fried rice taste very palatable. As usual, one of the main ingredients we need to make fried rice is the cooked rice! I usually use white basmati or jasmine rice at home, but feel free to use any kinds of rice that you like. In the meantime, you can use any vegetables you prefer (for example, frozen peas, cabbage, or carrots). Please take note that this dish is also suitable for the vegetarians. All you have to do is to leave out meat products.
- 4 cups cooked rice
- 1 cup pineapple (cut into cubes)
- 3 carrots (cut into small cubes)
- 2 shallots (thinly sliced)
- 2 cloves of garlic (minced)
- 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 red or green Thai chili (thinly sliced)
- 2 teaspoons of salt
- 3 spring onions (sliced)
- 2 tablespoons water
- 4 tablespoons of oil for frying
- Heat oil in a wok over a medium heat.
- Saute the shallots, garlic, Thai chili, carrots and turmeric until fragrant. Add water, continue stirring the mixture.
- Add the cooked rice, soy sauce and stir until the rice is coated with the mixture.
- Lastly, add the pineapple and salt. Continue stir-frying until is integrated.
- Serve the rice while it's still warm, don't forget to sprinkle the spring onions on top!
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