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Pineapple Fried Rice – A Vegan Version

Recipe: Fried rice with vegetables and pineapples!

PineappleFriedRice
     The first time I had this Thai pineapple fried rice was in one of the Thai restaurants in Philadelphia and it was an instant favorite not just me, but among all my friends too! I’ve made this numerous times, but it never tastes like the one we had at the restaurant, obviously because I skip some of the very much needed ingredients to make this fried rice. I’ve mentioned below that I skip the soya sauce, fish sauce and the eggs that are a must in making/preparing this rice and use some of the chili powder and garam masala to make up for the skipped ingredients. If you don’t mind using soya/fish sauce in your regular cooking, do add and let me know of the outcome !!! But here’s a vegan version of the pineapple fried rice !

Ingredients:
4 cups rice, previously cooked
2 cups pineapple, cubed
2 cups veggies, chopped (used beans, carrots, peas, bell pepper)
2 tbsp nuts (cashews, raisins)
1/4 tsp chili powder(optional)
1 tsp garam masala (optional)
salt to taste
Tempering:
3  tbsp oil
3 tbsp garlic, minced
2 tbsp ginger, minced
1/2 cup onions
2 tbsp green chilies, chopped
Ingredients you might consider adding:(I’ve skipped these)
soya sauce/fish sauce
eggs


Preparation Method:
Pre-prep- If there is no previously cooked or left over rice, then cook the rice, separate the cooked grains and let it cool completely before you proceed to make the fried rice.
1. Heat oil in a skillet and add onions and sauté till translucent. Add the chilies, ginger, garlic and sauté.
2. Add  nuts/dry fruits and fry. Then add the chopped vegetables and roast for few minutes.
3. Sprinkle the chili powder, garam masala, salt and mix. Add cubed pineapple and stir briefly.
4. Add the cooked rice, with continuous stirring and tossing, let the rice get coated with the seasonings.
5. Garnish with sesame oil, spring onions, toasted peanuts if preferred !


Preparation Time: 20 mins
Serves: 2 - 4

Note: The ingredients mentioned (ones I skipped) can be added in step 3 before adding pineapples.

35 comments:

tasteofbeirut said...

Unusual recipe; I like the sweet and sour aspect of it!

Rachana Kothari said...

What a delicious Veggie-Pineapple Rice... I have some pineapple, thinking of making this tonight:)

Deepa G Joshi said...

wow..pineapple veggie rice..should try it..I like this vegan version, though wont mind adding a little bit of soy sauce to it..

SE said...

Thanks for stopping by.
@deepa..I skip soya sauce, because I'm not supposed to include it in my diet.

simplyfood said...

I have never tried pineapple in rice.Very innovative.Nice.

simplyfood said...

I have never tried pineapple in rice.Very innovative.Nice.

Asha said...

Sweet and savory looks yum.

kitchen queen said...

The pineapple fried rice just looks yum and delicious.preserve some for me.

Gulmohar said...

Liked your Indian version of this..:D I have tried only Kashmiri pulav /fried rice with pineapple...this looks great :-)

Jagruti said...

Pineapple fried rice looks yummy...nice photo..

thanks for sharing..

cheers

Siddhi S said...

this rice luks very tempting...nice vegan recipe...

Priya said...

Beautiful and delicious rice...glad to see the vegan version of this rice..

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Looks very colorful, there are vegetarian fish sauce also available in the market which is made from sea weed base.

PJ said...

Veg pineapple fried rice is my favorite! I love the one which a local Malaysian restaurant makes! Your take looks great and best of all its vegan. Thanks so much for the award btw, I have posted 7-secrets on my blog now :)

Kanchan said...

As I read your title of the post the first thing I recollected was the Pineapple Fried Rice I had @ Bangkok and here it goes you have mentioned the same Thai Rice :)

I was amused then with the sweet pineapple in rice but liked your version !

Sushma Mallya said...

using pineapple in fried rice is such a different and a nice idea,would love to try it out soon to taste it....looks delicious ...

Spice said...

I'm feeling hungry now at 11:54 p.m....rice looks perfect

jeyashrisuresh said...

new recipe to me.I love the idea of adding pineapples in fried rice.

Rohini said...

Colorful, tasty and perfect crowd pleaser!! Looks abs yum!!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I have tried this long time before,looks mouthwatering!!!

Ms.Chitchat said...

A nice version of Pineapple fried rice. Pic looks very tempting and inviting too.

Chitchat

Tina said...

Nice version dear...Friedrice looks yummy and sweet...

Swarna said...

Thanks for visiting by blog...you sure have a nice collection of recipes and I following u too ...

Babli said...

Pineapple fried rice looks delicious and mouth watering.

Joanne said...

I am of the personal belief that Thai anything is amazing but especially pineapple fried rice! Yum.

kothiyavunu said...

Nice recipe..love pinneapple fried rice...Yummy!!

San!!! said...

Scrumptious fried rice dear which reminds me of my trip to hawaii .Pretty much creative .Gr8 job.

Padma said...

Just love pineapple in anything and love this rice. Looks yumm.

SE said...

thank you all for stopping by...do try this..if possible with all the ingredients !!

Preety said...

pineapple rice..never tried it before..looks awesome

Soma Pradhan said...

Looks very interesting and yummy.. want to knw if it tastes sweet or sour at end

SE said...

@Soma, it tastes like a regular fried rice, but spoonful of rice with pineapple chunk will have its own sweet sour taste !!

Cinnamon-Girl♥ said...

This looks so delicious! I love the sweet and sour flavors in it!

Soma said...

very unusual flavors; sounds like a great fusion. makes me think of a summer back yard party.

Malar Gandhi said...

Yeah, truly saatvic food...make them atleast twice every week:)

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