Recipe video above. Terrific side dish option with a tropical or summer flair! This is a Thai dish made with a classic Thai Fried Rice Sauce. Use ONE of the 3 sauces - all are traditional. Serve with all things Thai, Asian, BBQ, tropical themed, Caribbean (excellent match!), fish, prawns/shrimp, salmon - see in post for ideas. Also - featured in Monday's Honey Soy Chicken.
Heat oil in a wok or large non stick skillet over high heat.
Add garlic and onion, cook for 1 minute.
Add capsicum, cook for 1 minute.
Add peas, stir for 30 seconds.
Add rice and Sauce ingredients of choice. Cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes or until rice grains goes from being wet with sauce to sort of caramelised.
Add pineapple, stir for just 30 seconds to warm through.
Stir through green onions then serve!
PROTEIN ADD INS - If you would like to add meat (chicken, prawns/shrimp) just add it mid onion cook. I would use about 150g/5 oz chopped into small pieces. Egg would be great too - use 2, whisk, cook a messy omelette, remove, chop. Make recipe, toss egg back in at end.1. Jasmine Rice - fried rice needs to be made with day old rice so it's dried out and less sticky. If you try to make it with fresh rice, it comes out a gluey mess.You will need 1 cup (200g) uncooked rice to make 3 cups cooked.Pineapple Fried Rice Emergency?? Cook rice, spread out on tray and let it cool. Freeze 1 hour, then thaw = "day old rice" ready to make fried rice!Handy tip - keep bags of cooked rice in the freezer. It's perfect for making fried rice (defrost from frozen in microwave about 3 minutes on high per 2 cups of cooked rice).2. Pineapple - of course this is best made with fresh pineapple but canned will do in a pinch. You'll need a 440g/14oz can of pineapple pieces (or slices, then chop), drain then use about 3/4 of the can (can weight includes the juice).3. Sauce Options:
Fish sauce + Oyster Sauce (base recipe) - the version that purists say is "real" Thai fried rice because if you use soy sauce, it makes it Chinese (or other Asian)
Soy Sauce + Oyster Sauce - more akin to Thai home cooking
Sauce with Thai Seasoning Sauce is commonly used by Thai restaurants in Australia.
All are delicious, that I promise you!4. Nutrition per serving, assuming 6 servings.