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Monday, October 4, 2010

Pineapple fried rice

I love pineapples a lot, but its so strange of me, that i don't prefer eating it raw. I like'em when its grilled and grilling makes it extra juicy, as a topping on my pizza and last but never the least thai spicy pineapple fried rice, mmm, yummy. 
I bought a half pineapple just to make fried rice with it and today happened to be the day in my kitchen, where my favorite dish came into life. I tried this recipe from here. I substituted soy sauce for fish sauce, and still the fried rice tasted so good, that i went extra rounds and cleaned the skillet. Now, I am very eager to try it with fish sauce. Also, 4 would be my number on heat scale for any fried rice, but today, i added extra crushed peppers and made it 5 and devoured all the spicy pineapple cubes i could find.  Okay, lets get to the recipe,

Ingredients:

3/4 cup Basmati rice 
1/2 cup Pineapple cubes (fresh or canned)
1/4 cup Green Petite Peas (frozen and thawed)
1 medium Carrot (cut diagonally)
2 large Garlic pods (minced)
2 Green onions (finely chopped)
2 Eggs 
2 Dry red chilli (cut lengthwise)
1tsp Crushed Red peppers (optional)
1/2tsp ground Black pepper

1tbsp +1/2tsp Soy Sauce
1/2tsp Coriander powder
1/4tsp Cumin powder
1/8tsp Turmeric powder
1/8tsp Fenugreek powder

1tbsp + 1tsp Oil
2-3tbsp Water/ Vegetable stock
Salt
How to:
  • Soak the rice for 30 mins, drain'em, and pressure cook it along with 1tsp oil and required salt.
  • Spread on a plate and let cool completely. (As leftover rice is always recommended for making fried rice, if you have freshly cooked rice, refrigerate'em for up to an hour before using it.)
  • Beat the eggs along with little salt and ground black pepper and keep aside.


  • Dissolve the coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder and fenugreek powder in the soy sauce and keep aside. (Or you can just dissolve 1tsp Curry powder and add.)
  • Heat the remaining oil in a wide skillet, add the dry red chilli, followed by garlic and half of the green onions. 


  • Saute for a min or until raw smell disappears, pour the beaten eggs and scramble'em.

  • Then add the peas and carrot along with some salt and saute until tender. Make sure the skillet is not dry, by adding the water/veg stock 2tsp at a time to keep it sizzling.

  • At medium-high heat, add the cooled rice, pineapple cubes and mix well.

  • Then pour the soy sauce mixture and stir-fry gently, until rice is all heated through and starts dancing. Check salt for taste as you cook. 

  • Sprinkle the crushed red peppers at this time.(Increase or decrease to your desired level of heat to make it mild or fiery.)

  • Switch off and garnish with the remaining green onions.

Serve hot with yellow or red curry.



9 comments:

  1. never tried any dish with pineapple..this fried rice looks delicious

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  2. Tasty pineapple fried rice.Looks delicious...

    Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com

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  3. yummy pineapple fried....looks colourful!

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  4. ohh...such a yummy treat to eyes...sounds amazing and sure must have tasted Mmmmmm...:)

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  5. Never tried with pineapple, loved the way you have served in the pineapple :)

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  6. Simply Delectable!!!!.Nice step by step presentation...you have combined it really well. looks perfect.

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  7. One of my fav rice dish..beautiful presentation dear!

    US Masala

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