Introduction: Thai Pineapple Egg Fried Rice
This is a really good egg fried rice dish. My husband is a big fan of fried rice. This is a vegetarian version that is very filling. Sometimes we like to add grilled chicken or have it as a side with the Marinated Pork Tenderloin. This recipe can also be found at gardengirlrecipes.com.
2 tablespoons coconut oil or quality vegetable oil
2 eggs, beaten with a dash of salt
1½ cups chopped fresh pineapple
1 large red bell pepper, diced (about ¾ cup diced)
½ bunch green onions, green and white parts, thinly sliced (about ½ cup)
2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
½ cup chopped raw, unsalted cashews
2 cups cooked and chilled brown rice, preferably long-grain brown jasmine rice
1 tablespoon reduced-sodium tamari or soy sauce
1 to 2 teaspoons sriracha
1 small lime, halved
Season with salt, to taste
Handful fresh cilantro leaves, chopped, for garnishing
Step 1: Cook Egg
Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Once the pan is hot enough that a drop of water sizzles on contact, add 1 teaspoon oil. Pour in the eggs and cook, stirring occasionally, until the eggs are scrambled and lightly set.
Step 2: Place in Bowl
Transfer the eggs to an empty bowl and set aside.
Step 3: Cook Pineapple & Peppers
Wipe out the pan if necessary with a paper towel. Add one tablespoon of oil to the pan and add the pineapple and red pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, until the liquid has evaporated and the pineapple is caramelized on the edges, about 3 to 5 minutes.
Step 4: Add Onions & Garlic
Then add the green onion and garlic. Cook, while stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 30 seconds or longer.
Step 5: Transfer to Bowl
Transfer the contents of the pan to your bowl of eggs.
Step 6: Toast Cashews
Add the remaining two teaspoons of oil to the pan. Pour in the cashew and cook, stirring constantly, until the cashews smell fragrant, about 30 seconds.
Step 7: Add Rice
Add the rice to the pan and stir to combine. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the rice is hot, about 3 minutes.
Step 8: Combine Prepared Ingredients
Pour the contents of the bowl back into the pan and stir to combine. Once the contents are warmed through, remove the pan from heat.
Step 9: Add Soy Sauce
Add 1 tablespoon tamari (or soy sauce) and sriracha, to taste.
Step 10: Add Lime Juice
Squeeze the juice of ½ of a lime over the dish and stir to combine. Season to taste with salt.
Step 11: Add Cilantro
Add the cilantro leaves, stir, and the serve.
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