Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Pineapple Fried Rice
Making fried rice at home is easy and it's natural to make so much you have leftovers for a few more meals. Pineapple adds a nice tangy component to an otherwise typical savory meal.
Here's the low down...
Cook 2 cups of rice in a rice cooker or on the stove. I prefer a calrose variety, but use whichever you like. Let it cool to room temperature.
1 small brown onion, sliced
2-3 sweet Chinese sausages, sliced
1 cup drained and chopped pineapple
2 eggs, scrambled
First, fry up the onion with some oil, until browned, but still crunchy. Flip it into a large bowl.
Next, fry up the sausage with some oil...maybe 3 or 4 minutes (it's not precooked, so be sure it's cooked). Flip into the bowl.
Fry the scrambled egg with oil, then flip into the bowl.
Same for pineapple.
Scrape out any burnt stuff in your frying pan, add new oil, then add your rice. Fry that up for a couple minutes, then add all the items from your bowl. Add about 2 TBS oyster sauce, and 1TBS soy sauce, add salt and pepper to taste. Personally, I like my fried rice to have intense flavor, so you need to experiment with amounts...I might do twice what I said here. Fry everything together until it's nice and fried.