Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Pork & Pineapple Fried Rice



Here is what I did with all the leftovers from that delicious orange and garlic roast pork.

I made fried rice.

I have always been told that you have to use leftover rice when making this dish, which I never have, so I make a batch of rice in the morning, then I refrigerate it!
Does that count as "leftover" rice?.
I say yes.

You can throw anything in with the rice.
Any type of leftover meat works. Chicken, shrimp or pork.
You can add scallions, sesame seeds, or nuts.
The world is your oyster (but don't add oysters).

I usually make my fried rice with chicken, frozen peas and scrambled eggs. It's so much better than going to the Chinese place downtown and much healthier, because you know what's in it.



Last night I used some chopped pineapple, cilantro and some chopped red bell pepper.
It was a winner.

Hawaiin Pork & Pineapple Fried Rice: serves 4

2 cups of cold leftover rice (any rice will do, I like basmati)
2 tbsp of vegetable or canola oil
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
1/2 onion, diced (or sliced scallions)

2 cups of leftover shredded pork from last night's roast (you can use chicken or shrimp)

1 cup of diced fresh pineapple
1/3 cup of fresh cilantro, chopped
a dash of hot pepper flakes

2 tbsp of sesame oil
2 tbsp of soy sauce

Heat your oil in a heavy skillet or wok and cook your diced red pepper and onions for a few minutes until starting to soften (don't brown them).



Next add your rice. Cook on high heat with the vegetables about 4 minutes. Keep stirring the rice in the pan so it doesn't stick. Add more oil if needed.

Add your sesame oil and soy sauce to the rice mixture and then add the pineapple and shredded pork. Heat until everything is combined.



Sprinkle w/ fresh cilantro and hot pepper flakes.



16 comments:

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

I'm a huge fan of homemade fried rice - such a great way to deal with leftovers! I'm even experimenting with brown rice to see the results. Love the Hawaiian flare!

Lisa said...

Great way to use leftovers. I have not made homemade fried rice in so long. You reminded me how good it is.

kat said...

I love fried rice & this one looks especially tasty

Cate O'Malley said...

Sounds like the perfect way to reinvent leftovers. :)

KennyT said...

Fried rice! Am luvin' it.

Zoe said...

This is great. I don't eat pork but the rest sounds delicious!

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

I love the fried rice and I love the pork roast it came from.

I can never get my fried rice to taste like it does in restaurants. I sometimes wish it did. Is that bad?

And a belated happy blogiversary to you!

Mila said...

Stacy this looks sooo yummy! I love getting creative with leftovers :)

Karen said...

Pineapple sounds real good in this!

LaDue & Crew said...

I want this for dinner. Tonight. ;-)

Proud Italian Cook said...

Colorful and flavorful! Love it with the pineapple and cilantro. Don't worry I won't add oysters!

Pam said...

I am loving this recipe! Adding the pineapple is a terrific idea. Mmmm good.

Donna-FFW said...

Oh My Goodness. I LOVE the sound of this rice, I am printing this out to try asap. Love the pineapple in it. My kids will love this!! Gorgeous photo too!

Kerstin said...

My mouth started watering look at your picture - it sounds SO good! I always make fresh rice for fried rice too.

Lori Lynn said...

Love this, I made some curried pork fried rice last month, and used that dish for a recent cooking demonstration. I absolutely adore the idea to add pineapple. Great idea Stace.
LL

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