I'm listing this recipe under Thai because I was inspired by the pineapple fried rice I had at Top Thai Restaurant in San Dimas. Except their version had curry powder and cashews. I added Spam to balance out the sweetness of the pineapples. Hmm. Spam and pineapple, should this fried rice be filed under Hawaiian instead?
Pineapple Fried Rice
2 cups day-old rice, or cook a batch of fresh rice and decrease the water by about half a cup
About 1/4 to 1/2 fresh pineapple, or canned, cut into chunks
About 1 cup Spam or char siu (Chinese barbecued pork), diced
About a dozen shrimp or more, peeled and deveined
About 1 bunch green onions and/or cilantro, chopped
3 eggs, scrambled or use my scrambled egg omelet technique
Soy sauce or oyster sauce to taste
Optional: Add cashews or curry powder.
Turn the heat on to high because everything will cook very quickly in the wok. Drizzle a bit of oil, scramble three eggs and set aside. Then add a little more oil again and saute the Spam or char siu and shrimp until the shrimp turns pink.
Add the rice and green onions or cilantro and mix thoroughly until slightly softened. At this point, you can add soy or oyster sauces if you wish. I think the Spam or char siu already has plenty of flavor so I generally don't add too much oyster sauce. Add the pineapple chunks at this point too.
Then add the eggs back in and mix again.
And you've now got a very pretty batch of pineapple fried rice. Red from the meat, pink from the shrimp, yellow from the pineapple, and green from the cilantro and green onions.
My other fried rice recipes:
Com Chien Toi Trung (Vietnamese Garlic Fried Rice with Eggs)
Fried Rice with Apples and Cubed Beef
Fried Rice with Bacon, Corn, Eggs, and Green Onions
Fried Rice with Chinese Sausage, Eggs, and Lettuce
Fried Rice with Chinese Sausage, Mixed Frozen Vegetables, and Eggs
Fried Rice with Hot Dogs, Eggs, and Ketchup
Fried Rice with Kimchee and Spam
Fried Rice with Pork, Corn, and a Ladle of Ramen Broth
Fried Rice Yang Chow-Style
1 year ago today, Light Town House Korean BBQ - Garden Grove (Korean Business District).