Vegetarian Pineapple Fried Rice
Craving to try pineapple fried rice came after I had it for lunch in one of our office food court’s Chinese Vegetarian Stall, it was actually bad and that reminded me to try it myself. I had fresh, juicy pineapple and thought of making this one day for my lunch. I always make vegetarian fried rice and now a days skip doing it as cutting all the veggies takes time, if you are like me then this easy pineapple fried rice recipe is for you. I never guessed making pineapple fried rice can be so easy and breeze, a great way to have Thai Food at home comfort. A simple, easy recipe to please your guest or family and perfect for lunch box, am sure you will like this too if you try . If you think color of rice is different in pictures then it’s due to poor light I had, it has nice yellow color and tasted better than most of Thai restaurant’s pineapple fried rice seriously.
Ingredients: [ Serves 2-3]
Cooked Long Grain Rice – 2 Cups [I used basmati rice]
Pineapple Chunks – 3/4 Cup
Finely Chopped Garlic – 1 tbsp
Red or Green Chilli – 2
Onion – 1 [medium]
Whole Cashews – 10-12
Peas & Corn – 1/2 Cup [I used frozen]
Carrot – 1 [small]
Raisins - 1 tbsp
Soya Sauce – 1 tbsp
Curry/Sambar Powder – 1 tsp
Pineapple Juice/Water – 2-3 tbsp
Salt – to taste [only if required]
Oil – 3 tbsp
Cilantro – 2 tbsp [chopped]
1. Finely chop garlic, chillies, carrot, cilantro and keep aside.
2. Mix 1 tbsp oil with rice and keep aside. Use rice at room temperature or chilled.
3. Heat remaining oil in wok or pan, fry cashews until golden brown and keep aside. Add garlic and sauté for 30 seconds. Add onion, chillies and sauté for 1 minute, add 1tbsp of pineapple juice or water to sizzle ingredients.
4. Add carrot and sauté for 1 minute, add corn & peas, stir and cook for 1-2 minutes until cooked, add 1-2 tbsp of juice or water if required to get peas, carrot cooked.
5. Add curry or sambar powder and mix well. Now add pineapple chunks, rice, soya sauce, raisins and cashews and mix everything well gently over medium-high heat, cook for 4-5 minutes or until rice ‘dances’ (makes popping sounds).
6. Remove from heat, if required add salt or soya sauce. Garnish with cilantro (I didn’t use).
1. You can add prawns, add along with carrot and peas so prawns gets cooked.
2. If you wish you can add 1 beaten egg, add it after step 3.
3. Add any other veggie of your choice.
4. If using fresh peas and corn, you have to sauté it for more time so it’s get cooked or used boiled.
Have a nice day ~~