I have tried about five different recipes for Pineapple Fried Rice and none of them have come out good at all. They have all been bland, no matter what I seem to do. BUT, I have finally made a recipe that is amazing!!
My inspiration came from this recipe I found on flickr. I combined some of the ideas from this recipe with the other recipes I had made, which were good but bland. Finally, when this one turned out bland too, in a moment of frustration I decided to pour in a ginger vinaigrette I had out and it turned this blah recipe into a super good recipe!
1/2 can of pineapple chunks
4 green onions – slice and separate white/clear part from green
1/3 cup cashews
1/4 cup raisins
1 large tomato
1 tbsp. of fresh ginger
3 tbsp. peanut oil
3 tbsp. curry powder
2 containers of microwaveable rice from TJ’s or Costco (about 8 oz. each)
1 clove of garlic
Lastly… the awesome super ingredient: 1/3 cup of Annie’s Naturals Gingerly Vinaigrette
Over medium to high heat, heat up the peanut oil along with the curry powder and let it simmer for about a minute. Add in ginger and the clear/white parts of the green onion and let them saute for a good minute.
Add in both bowls of rice and stir them up making sure to coat all of the rice with the oil/curry sauce. Add in Annie’s Naturals Gingerly Vinaigrette and stir all together.
Add in the raisins and pineapples and about 1/4 cup of the pineapple juice and heat for another two minutes or so.
Remove from the heat and stir in the cashews, remaining green onions and tomato and serve!!
You may want to salt it too just a little bit… or salt the tomatoes prior to mixing them in.