Time for another quick and easy Thai dish: pineapple fried rice! I’m quite sure it does belong to the regular dishes you order at your favourite Thai. Well, follow this easy recipe and you can make your own anytime you feel like it!
I really recommend going the extra mile and presenting it in the pineapple – some here even say it tastes better that way!!
As usual, I listed the ingredients in order of appearance, so you don’t have to search up and down the list.. that makes me crazy when I’m cooking because I usually do not prep everything first.
Also for your (and mine) convenience, I will write the quantities of the ingredients as they are needed throughout the instruction, this way you don’t need to go back to the ingredients list while you are cooking! Handy, right??
* 1 pineapple
* 2 tbsp good quality extra virgin olive oil
* 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
* 1 shallot or small onion
* 1 egg
* 50 g peas (frozen are fine)
* 1/2 carrot, diced
* 1 tbsp of raisins (golden or regular, as you prefer)
* 1 handful of cashew nuts
* 500 g of cooked jasmine rice (approximately 2 cups, leftover rice is the best!)
* 2 tbsp Thai soy sauce (or light soy sauce)
* 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
* 1 spring onion, chopped
* 1 handful of fresh coriander, finely chopped
* 1 lime
1. Cut the pineapple in half along the long side and hollow it out. Dice 130 g of flesh and set it aside.
2. Prep all your other ingredients. The Thai cuisine has a long preparation but then the dish is ready in minutes, so you really need to have everything chopped, diced and measured before heating up your wok!
So chop one garlic clove and one shallot.
Dice 1/2 a carrot.
Prepare 50 g of peas.
Get 1 egg, raisins, cashew nuts, cooked rice (500g), soy sauce, turmeric and salt.
Chop one spring onion and a handful of coriander.
Cut a lime in quarters.
3. Heat up your Wok (or a big pan) with 2 tbsp of olive oil (good quality, please!) and fry the garlic and shallot.
4. Crack your egg in the wok and cook it stirring constantly.
5. Throw in the peas (50g), carrot (1/2, diced), raisins (1tbsp), cashews (1 handful) and rice (500g cooked) and fry it all on high flame and stirring all the time.
6. Season with salt, Thai soy sauce (2 tbsp) and turmeric powder (1/2 tsp).
7. Place your fried rice in the halved pineapple.
8. Finish sprinkling the spring onion and coriander on the top and placing the limes on the side.
Best way to enjoy this dish is to pair it with a nice cold beer and my Thai green curry with chicken, you can find the recipe on the blog or just by clicking on the name here above.
If you are up for a Thai feast, search the other Thai dishes I shared here!