One of the boys' favorite orders at a Thai restaurant is pineapple-fried-rice. There's something about pineapple that wakes-up the senses like no other food. In fried-rice, pineapple acts as a sweet and tart ingredients at the same time. It also adds a softness to the food that fried food can't always achieve.
The dish below is from a restaurant in San Francisco, it was one of the best of all the dishes we ordered here.
I love that the fried-rice is served in a pineapple shell. It really adds to the experience rather than just serving the pineapple fried rice on a plate.
Easy Thai Pineapple Fried Rice Recipe
1 cup chicken breast slice into thin and bite size
2 eggs 1 teaspoon tapioca flour
4 cups one day old cooked jasmine rice
5 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 cup sliced yellow onion
1/2 cup sliced green bell pepper
1/2 cup sliced red bell pepper
1/2 cup sliced tomato 1 cup fresh (can is ok) pineapple chunks
1 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons thin soy sauce
2 tablespoons of seasoning sauce
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon yellow curry power
5 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/4 cup chopped spring onion for garnish
2 sprigs fresh cilantro for garnish
Marinade the chicken in a bowl with the tapioca starch and 1 tablespoon of seasoning sauce. Set aside for just 10-15 minutes. In a hot skillet or wok, scramble both eggs in two tablespoons of hot vegetable oil. Whip the eggs quick to cook, remove and set aside. In the same wok, add three tablespoons vegetable oil. Heat, then add chopped garlic. Add chicken and cook for a few minutes. Add yellow onions, red and green bell peppers, then the pineapple. Add 2 tablespoons thin soy sauce, sugar, Thai pepper powder, salt, and curry powder. Let this cook over medium heat for a few minutes, so the pineapple releases juice and flavors all ingredients. Watch for it to become juicy. Add 1 tablespoon of seasoning sauce to the top of your bowl of jasmine rice, then add this to the wok. Mix well. Remove rom heat. Add tomato, scrambled eggs, mix gently, serve and enjoy! Scoop the fried rice into the carved out pineapple shell, place in the oven to keep warm until ready to serve or when ready to serve heat up the rice inside the pineapple shell for full flavor and warmth.