Pineapple Island Rice [Eat]




I love Asian food, all types Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese, Indian, etc... and fried rice is right on the top of the list! I have shared with you guys before a Chicken Fried Rice recipe, which is one of my favorites. 

As some of you know I have been trying to ditch meat during the week and cook more vegetarian or even vegan-friendly meals.  Sometimes I have no idea what to cook and when something worth blogging comes in to my mind I love to share it with you!

I was craving something sweet and salty so I ran to my pantry and figured out I had all the ingredients for a Pineapple Island Rice. I have tried this type of rice in several Asian restaurants here in San Antonio, so I figured I could do it too. My husband helped me cut the pineapple in half to use it as a dish for presentation. This is a great idea if you are throwing a party or gathering, it gives it character. 

Make sure to precook the rice with enough water. I think I added a little too much to mine and it came out soggy. It still tasted fantastic. I also like to add some sriracha, it gives it a nice spicy kick. Also, I recommend using raisins, I used craisins and it was a little too sweet, but that's what I had in my pantry. Hope you guys enjoy this recipe! Let me know if you tried it and more importantly, if you liked it! 

Ingredients
2 cups of precooked rice
1 cup of chopped pineapple pieces
¼ cup of raisins (I used craisins) 

¼ cup of peanuts
2 chopped carrots
½ cup chopped yellow onion
¼ cup shaved coconut
½ cup soy sauce or pour until its brown enough

2 garlic cloves chopped garlic
2 tablespoons sesame oil
2 shallots chopped
2 eggs, beaten (no egg for vegan version)
1 tablespoon of olive oil for egg

¼ teaspoon of ground ginger


Instructions
1   1. In a large pan, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and cook beaten egg. Cook like an omelet. Remove egg and set aside.
3   2. Add 2 tablespoons of sesame oil and include carrots, onion, garlic, ginger, shallots, pineapple, peanuts and cook for several minutes. 
4   3. Include the rice, coconut, raisins, soy sauce, egg, and fry.
5   4. Add extra shallots on top.


 

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