Pseudo-Pineapple Fried Rice

15 Mar

Just like the Western casserole is great for using up leftovers, so is the Asian fried rice! In my version of Pineapple Fried Rice, there’s a cup of crushed pineapple left over from a carrot cake recipe, two white mushrooms left over from cooking a green curry dish, and leftover rotisserie chicken from dinner the night before.

‘Pineapple Fried Rice’ 

4 cups cooked rice, preferably day-old rice
3 tbsp fish sauce
1 tsp chicken stock granules
1 tsp sugar
2 tbsp oil
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 large white mushrooms, sliced
1 cup cooked chicken, shredded
2 eggs
1/2 cup roasted unsalted cashew nuts
1/4 cup raisins (I left this out as hubby doesn’t like them)
1 cups crushed pineapple, drained
1/2 cup frozen green peas

Mix the fish sauce, chicken stock granules and sugar in a small bowl, set aside.

Heat up the oil over medium-high heat and saute the onion and garlic. Add in the mushroom and stir-fry till softened. Add in the chicken and stir-fry till warmed. Make a well in the middle of the wok and crack in the eggs. Scramble the eggs. Make a quick stir of the ingredients in the wok.

Drizzle in the sauce, pouring around the ingredients so it sizzles when it hits the hot wok. Add in the rice and break up large clumps by gently pressing down with the flat side of the spatula. You don’t want to crush the rice. Add in the cashew nuts, raisins, pineapple and green peas. Stir-fry to combine until the rice is hot and ‘pops’. Taste for seasoning.


Posted by on March 15, 2012 in Cooking, Food


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9 responses to “Pseudo-Pineapple Fried Rice

  1. Anne-Marie

    March 15, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Mmmm! I think my husband would like these kind of leftovers better than the casserole variety.

  2. Janine

    March 15, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    mm i can just imagine how the rotisserie chicken went with the rice – must have added an extra yumminess!

  3. kitchen flavours

    March 16, 2012 at 12:15 am

    Wow, looks delicious! Have not tried crushed pineapple in fried rice before! What a wonderful addition! With some chili padi and see yau, I think I would “ka fun”! 🙂

    • Life is Full

      March 16, 2012 at 12:44 am

      Chili padi yes but no need for ‘see yau’, the fish sauce (Thai equivalent of our ‘see yau’) is salty enough! 🙂

  4. yummychunklet

    March 16, 2012 at 8:51 am

    Still works! Great idea!

  5. Liz

    March 17, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Yum…what a delicious recipe! I’d have to leave out the raisins for my hubby, too 🙂

  6. Choc Chip Uru

    March 24, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    What an awesome recipe – almost like sweet fried rice 😀
    Pineapples and raisins? Yes please to both!

    Choc Chip Uru
    Latest: Colossal Caramel Peanut Monster Cookies

  7. sybaritica

    May 29, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Lovely recipe!


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