Sunday, June 6, 2010

Pineapple Fried Rice

Here’s a simple lesson: check your cabinets before you assume you have something.

Ingredients: red bell pepper, sugar snap peas, mushrooms, pineapple, cashews, corn, green onions, brown jasmine rice. Yeah, the pineapple was crushed, not chunks, but whatever. It had been in the cabinet for so long (ever since I discovered fresh pineapples!) that I just wanted to use it.


I imagined myself making pineapple fried rice that was better than the restaurant we usually patronize. I was going to guarantee it to be egg and fish sauce free, use brown rice, include all my favorite vegetables, and throw in extra cashews. Well, it was pretty good – for a first try. The only thing “off,” for me, was the texture, since the pineapple got lost in the rice. I seasoned this with garam masala, cumin, and soy sauce. This is something I’ll be making again, that much is certain.


  1. Yum. When are you cooking for me?

  2. Sounds yummy to me! I sometimes forget to check my pantry too. Last night, I had to make two runs to the grocery store for two items in the same recipe because I didn't check my pantry beforehand. Luckily, I live a block away from the grocery store...but still.