PINEAPPLE FRIED RICE RECIPE

…whetting your taste bud one meal at a time

Pineapple fried rice just like Nigerian fried rice is spicy and colorful. It is Thai inspired and easy to make, also the pineapple adds some flavor to it. There are so many ways to prepare pineapple fried rice but this recipe here is simple and quick. You can make a twist by adding or removing any of the ingredients you want.

For this recipe, I used grilled chicken gizzard but it can also go for vegans by taking out the meat. Anyone can eat pineapple fried rice, all you need to do is to make it suit your preferences. It’s healthy and nourishing, and it’s perfect for this holiday season.

You can use leftover cooked white rice or you can boil the rice same day and spread it out in a plate to cool off, place in the refrigerator while you prep other ingredients. Either way, it won’t clump together. Use the almost ripe pineapple if you can and add some fresh tomatoes to give it a nice color.

Prepare pineapple fried rice for you and your loved ones on the new year day and don’t forget to share with me how yours turned out.

INGREDIENTS

• 2 tablespoons coconut oil

• 2 cups of basmati rice

• 1 cup chopped fresh pineapple

• 2 large fresh tomatoes, seeded and chopped

• 1 ½ cups chopped green pepper

• 2 cloves garlic, chopped

• ½ inch of ginger root, chopped

• 1 tablespoon of curry powder

• Sea salt (to taste)

• 2 habanero peppers, chopped

• 1 large onions, chopped

• Grilled chicken gizzard

• 2 stock cubes

• Seasoning powder

PROCEDURE

❖ Wash and Cook the rice, spread in a flat plate and place in the fridge to cool off.

❖ Chop or scatter the grilled chicken gizzard and set aside.

❖ Once the rice is completely cool, start cooking.

❖ Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Once the pan is hot, add the coconut oil, then add the scattered chicken gizzard to sauté for few minutes. Bring out in a plate and set aside.

❖ Then add the rice to the pan and separate it all through. Then go in with the onions and mix together. Add the curry powder, the chopped garlic, and ginger, then mix together.

❖ Now add the habanero pepper, the stock cubes, salt and seasoning powder. Ensure that the rice is properly mixed up.

❖ Add the chopped green beans, the scattered grilled chicken gizzard, and pineapple and mix together.

❖ Don’t cook it any longer than required, all you need is for the pineapple to start darkening a little on the outside.

❖ Now add the chopped fresh tomatoes, mix together and turn off the heat.

❖ It’s done, serve and enjoy!!! You can serve with some fried plantains.

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