Pineapple Fried Rice II
Exotic flavors blend together to create this crowd-pleasing favorite. Contains pineapple, ham, peas, green onion and eggs.
Exotic flavors blend together to create this crowd-pleasing favorite. Contains pineapple, ham, peas, green onion and eggs.
This is a good recipe although I've tweaked it around to make it just like in our favorite Thai restaurant: add chicken and/or shrimp as well as the ham. I season the chicken with oyster sauce and some cinnamon. We also add cashew nuts and use mixed veggies, not just peas. Our favorite restaurant adds some cherry tomatoes, but we're not whole-tomato-people in our house, so I skip that part, although tomato lovers might find it a good addition. Also, I get pineapple chunks in 100% pineapple juice, and when I drain the pineapple I DO keep the juice. I then mix up about half of it with the soy sauce and add it to the rice. We rather use a bit more soy sauce and less (or no) salt. And finally, a trick I learned from my mom: I don't use the sesame oil to stir fry. For that I use regular vegetable oil or cooking spray made of real oil. But I do sprinkle sesame oil at the end, for better aroma.Read More
This is a good recipe although I've tweaked it around to make it just like in our favorite Thai restaurant: add chicken and/or shrimp as well as the ham. I season the chicken with oyster sauce and some cinnamon. We also add cashew nuts and use mixed veggies, not just peas. Our favorite restaurant adds some cherry tomatoes, but we're not whole-tomato-people in our house, so I skip that part, although tomato lovers might find it a good addition. Also, I get pineapple chunks in 100% pineapple juice, and when I drain the pineapple I DO keep the juice. I then mix up about half of it with the soy sauce and add it to the rice. We rather use a bit more soy sauce and less (or no) salt. And finally, a trick I learned from my mom: I don't use the sesame oil to stir fry. For that I use regular vegetable oil or cooking spray made of real oil. But I do sprinkle sesame oil at the end, for better aroma.
So good! I used jasmine rice and cooked it with coconut milk instead of water. I also substituted shrimp for the ham and added raisins and cashews. Yummy. My husband raved and raved about it- thank you for the recipe!
This was a real hit at our house. I cooked the rice in the rice cooker. I omitted the salt as the soy is very salty. I added yellow and red bell peppers. Very good.
This was pretty good. I made a few modifications. Chicken instead of ham. Omitted the onions. Twice as much peas and pineapple. Two eggs. And some carrots. A yummy alternative to normal fried rice.
This was very good. When I boiled the rice I added the pineapple juice and a little soy to the water. Also I use ponzu instead of regular soy sauce, and some grape tomatoes, chicken, shrimp and the ham. Make a lot, you'll love the leftovers later. Thanks.
Oh so good! I used chicken, regular onions, and frozen mixed vegetables. Totally scored bonus points with the fiance! Thank you for the recipe.
This was very good. Next time, I will cut back on the amount of soy sauce, skip the sugar, and not drain the pineapple. I may ruin it, but I think it will give me a smoother flavor.
Made this for dinner tonight and it was delightful! My husband had at least three helpings, and he's not even that crazy about anything even remotely asian or soy-sauce-ish. My kids ate it too without too much prodding. I made the "Thai-Style Peanut Sauce with Honey" from this site to serve on the side....awesome.....also served with thai sweet chili sauce. Fresh cucumber slices and blue cheese dressing on the side. GOOD MEAL!
Good! I was skeptical of the sugar but it tasted nice with the pineapple.
This was very good! I'm a huge fried rice fan, but this was the first time I tried making it and I was very pleased. Made it for a group of friends and they all loved it. Very easy.
I used half water/half pineapple liquid to cook the rice. Used brown sugar instead of white, and also added a little bit more pineapple juice when adding the soy. Omitted the salt, and the egg because I'm not a big fan. Also just used canola oil then added the sesame oil with the soy for flavor. Husband really liked this when I made it with grilled honey teriyaki chicken legs, grilled pineapple rings, and a green salad.
I made quite a few changes to this recipe using the suggestions from the reviews and here is what I finally came up with: I cooked the rice in 1 cup water and 1 cup pineapple juice. I added shrimp as well as ham. I used 1/2 tsp minced ginger and a few dashes of chinese 5 spice. Other vegetables that I add are green/red pepper, celery, carrots, zucchini, green beans, beans sprouts, basically whatever I have in the fridge. I made changes to the cooking method: I cut the pineapple into smaller chunks and added them to the wok first in order to brown them properly. Then added the vegetables and lastly, the egg. I also mixed in a bit of pineapple juice to the soy sauce. This is the only fried rice recipe I use now. Thanks so much for sharing.
What a hit? I made this recipe for dinner tonight and it was outstanding. My husband absolutely loved it. It was quick and easy and I wanted something different for dinner. I didn't have green onion so I used red onion. Didn't have ham so I used shrimp. I had some red and green peppers on hand so I chopped some of them in. I didn't use the salt and used low salt soy sauce. This is definitely a keeper!!!
This turned out perfect! I cooked the rice a few hours before I needed it and just let it sit and cool. So when I got ready to put it all together it only took about 30 minutes. Really easy! I didn't have sesame oil so I used regular veg oil and I also didn't add any extra salt. The soy sauce provided plenty of salty flavor.
Delicious! I did use shrimp instead of ham, omitted the green onions (used a generous dash of onion powder) and added some oyster sauce. I also used leftover white rice from another meal. Did change the cooking method as per another reviewer's suggestion, cooked pineapple first then added the peas and carrots (had them on hand) with sesame oil. I added the rice and heated through. Made a well in the middle and mixed 1 Tbsp oyster sauce with the soy sauce, onion powder, sugar, pepper, garlic powder, salt, a dash of Chinese Five Spice powder and approximately 2 Tbsp pineapple juice. Mixed thoroughly, pushed to side and cooked shrimp then scrambled the egg. Very yummy, my mom at 3 plates! Next time I'll add some broccoli (to make it a more veggie-ful dish) and maybe some toasted sesame seeds. Can't wait to make it again!
Loved it.... like other reviewers, I subbed chicken for the ham and cut out the extra salt altogether, as the soy is awfully salty. Doubled the eggs, and kept the juice from the pineapples for a more sweet taste... cant wait to make it again!!
First of all, I love, love, love fried rice AND pineapple so from the beginning this sounded promising to me. I made this for my Luau themed 30th birthday party and loved it. I did make a few changes. I omitted the ham because I know everyone doesn't eat pork, I used a diced yellow onion (probably about half) in place of the green onions, I omitted the sugar and used teriyaki sauce in place of the soy sauce. Also, I omitted the white pepper. SO good! I will definitely make again.
This is pretty dang good! I made the rice ahead of time. I also used tofu and chicken instead of ham. I also added a bit of fish sauce and oyster sauce. I will make this again and continue to tweak the ingredients to my personal taste.
this was a little salty for my taste. Of course the next time will use less salt. Other wise this was very easy and very good.
I left out the ham & upped the pineapple. Served this as a side w/"Pineapple Chicken Tenders". Perfection!! We LOVED it!!
Used Fried Rice a Roni...otherwise followed recipe w/o added salt. Very good & popular with hubby! Lots of ways to vary this with vegies and meats. Thanks for sharing!!!
Yum! We all really liked this! I made the rice the day before - used brown basmati like I always do. I used mixed vegetables instead of peas (DH hates them). And as one reviewer recommended, I reserved the liquid from the pineapple to mix in the rice and didn't add sugar - that gave it a little more pineapple flavor too. It's really good, DH especially loved this :)
eh, it was ok, but not great. good things-- you can use up your leftovers, and also it is a simple dish to make.
YUM! I skipped the sesame oil as I find it overpowering. I added celery, carrots, and mushrooms. And for the "sauce" I did soy sauce plus hoisin, and garlic and ginger pastes. I forgot to add the peas and missed them dearly.
Tasted just like the stuff we get @ the restaurant! Used shrimp instead of ham, onions instead of scallions, and added 2 Tbsp oyster sauce and ommitted the salt. Absolutely delicious. Thanks for the great recipe!
When I first saw the recipe and mentioned it to my hubby, neither one of us could imagine it tasting all that good. BUT I decided to try it anyway, and WOW! were we ever pleasantly surprised! We'd both give it 10 stars if we could. The only thing I'll change next time is the amount of soy sauce -- I prefer none; hubby likes it the way it is, so I'll halve the amount as a compromise. He can always add more to it when he puts it on his plate.
This was very delicious. Next time I will cut back on the salt a bit, but it was really good as is. I can't wait to make it again (and I rarely make anything twice).
Easy to make and tasty! The family loved it. Only difference was that I added a little more soy sauce.
This is a delicious twist on fried rice. We loved it! Served it along with grilled shrimp and a salad. Will make again.
Just starting to learn how to stir fry and so am making simple dishes and this is definitely one of them. No peas cuz I forgot to buy them, but will be making it again and again and again . . . The flavor combination is so tasty! Our soy sauce is Braggs Liquid Aminos which only enhanced the taste of it all.
This recipie is a favorite in our house. I modified this recipe to make it even better: * Curry (added to the rice/pineapple when it's almost done cooking) * Shallots * Soy sauce to taste
Made with regular onions instead of green. used 2 eggs. My family LOVED this recipe!
This is soooo good. I love the tangy sweetness of the pineapple with the saltiness of the ham. This is a main dish for sure because you'll find yourself putting a pile of it on your plate and devouring it. Pretty good for you too.
My family loved it. I substituted 3 cups raw minute rice and 3 cups water. I might add some additional spices next time and twice the amount of pineapple. (I have to admit that I didn't measure most of the ingredients!)
Way too salty for me...I will give this recipe another go but will leave out the teaspoon of salt and use 1/8 of the soy sauce
Very good fried rice. First time I made it, I added the salt as called for in the recipe, but I found with the salt from the ham, it was too much, so second time I made it, I did not add, and I found that it was perfect.
I loosely followed the recipe, when it came to measurements. I used shredded chicken instead of ham, since it's what I had. Overall, decent... but lacked SoMeThInG. I kept wanting to add something but wasn't sure what... guess that means I'll just search for a different recipe! It certainly worked fine for a really quick late-evening dinner.
Great go too recipe! We loved the pineapple in it :0
I just made this for supper. It is hard to find recipes that use ham. This is the best one that I have tried. I didn't have green onions, so I used dried minced onion and chives. I used 2 eggs and honey instead of sugar and didn't add salt.
This was a good side dish and 99% of my family enjoyed eating it. The other 1% are fussy eaters that need everything on their plate seperated. Will make this again. Thanks for sharing.
Tried this and it was delicious! It would also be good with chicken instead of ham.
Not bad, but I've had better. The rice is less mushy if it's allowed to cool for about 30 minutes at room temperature instead of being stuck in the fridge.
This was delicious, didnt have sesame oil so I used olive oil and used a regular onion. I used a maple flavored ham steak because thats what I had on hand and it gave it even more flavor. I'll be making this again
Not a good flavor. Will not make again.
I didn't have the exact ingredients such as soy, green onions, and white pepper. I instead used teriyaki, dried chives, and a litttle black pepper. It was still very good so I am looking forward to making this dish correctly. Thanks!
Very simple but homely. Comfort food material for me.
I made it with brown rice and used honey instead of white sugar, and fresh pineapple. Both my kids said it was really good.
I used hickory smoked SPAM instead of ham. I cubed it and smoked it on my smoker. Now, don't laugh if you have never had smoked SPAM. Smoked SPAM is a whole nother thing, it's good. And it made this great.
this was a very good starting point for us.. used the meat from 3 chicken drumsticks in place of the ham.. used fresh pinapple.. added 1/2 cup of chopped baby carrots.. omitted the salt, sugar, pepper, and egg.. used light soy sauce and i can only imagine how salty the original recipe would have been.. used veggie oil to fry everything and then seasoned to taste with the sesame oil like others suggested.. ty for the recipe
I cooked my rice in coconut milk (Careful! You will burn your pan!) to make it a little sweet- it was great. I added crushed red pepper flakes because I thought it may come out too sweet- it was perfect! I also made double rice so there would be plenty of leftovers. SO good!
I made this dish for dinner last night and we LOVED it. I had trouble finding sesame oil and finally I found toasted sesame oil in the salad dressing isle of the super market, and that totally gave the dish its flavor. It was so good, my 30 year-old son made a copy of the recipe for himself!
I rate this 5 stars because it actually does taste good and it's easy to understand. And let's face it, were are all on this site because we aren't gourmet chefs! The great thing about fried rice is you can vary it so many ways and to your liking. Sesame oil is a flavoring oil, so I suggest using it only at the end to mix in, not to cook with (use any cooking oil instead). You can mix in any type of meat and veggies; frozen mixed veggie are my choice and takes so much less time than fresh. But make sure you drain well and cut everything to the same bite sizes. It's very distracting to eat fried rice with big chunks along the way. Depending on your purpose - ie a side dish of mainly rice or as a main dish - alter how much of your proportions. I personally like fried rice as a main dish, and steamed white rice as a side. So think visually how much of the various ingredients - equal part dairy (egg), rice, meat, and vegatable. In fact, the rice should only be enough to "bind together" the other ingredients to get a good balanced meal. Same as if you had a side of rice, side of veggies, and meat. For meals, I use 1 egg per person. Make sure the rice is "firm" so you don't have soft mashy rice - the point is that the rice should be individual little pieces even when stir fried. For more egg taste, scramble them up by itself. For blended egg taste, put beaten egg in with the rice. You can even skip pre-adding seasonings; put them on the table for everyone as condiments.
This recipe is one of my absolute favorites, currently my favorite dinner one! I cannot say enough positives about it. The ingredients are things I mostly have on hand, and the ham itself isn't costly; plus, it's very fast to throw together. I must have known it would be a hit, as I doubled the recipe the first time I tried it! (And every time since then.) The only thing I added differently was some chopped vidalia onion, and I didn't use quite as much soy sauce the 2nd time around. You can always add more to taste if desired. Thanks for an amazing recipe.
This was a terrific base. I used chicken instead of hame (since that's what I had), and frozen peas and carrots. I also used fresh pineapple, as the local Asian market had them on sale for $1.00 each. Delicious!
Tasty. I used peanut oil, adding the sesame oil at the end, with half the sugar and pepper. If I make it again, I will make a few changes: Fresh minced garlic, and no pepper. I'll probably use chicken, too. It seemed to cover that nice hammy taste a little too much for me.
Not as good as it could be because it needs crunch for textural interest. To achieve that, add halved canned water chestnuts in the amount you like at the stir-fry step. If you'd like this to be a more balanced main dish, include a full cup of peas and one large stick of diagonally sliced celery, also added at the stir-fry step. To punch the flavor impact 1 T - 2 T of teriyaki sauce can be stirred into either the cooked rice (colorizes), or to the stir fry veggie ensemble when cooking is complete.
Next time I would increase the pineapple and decrease the soy sauce.
I tried this the other night, omitting the egg, ham and sugar. I also used brown rice, which I cooked in half water and half pineapple juice. It was ok, it needed something more. Egg, ham and sugar, perhaps? It is worth trying again, correctly.
This recipe is a great base to make 5 star variations with! I did the following: Doubled the recipe (except for the pineapple and soy sauce), Cooked the rice in the pineapple juice, Added 1/4 cp cilantro, Added 2 Tbsp oyster sauce, Did not add egg or sugar, Even without doubling the pineapple it still had a very strong flavor, so I'm glad I did the variation I did! Adding the cilantro and oyster sauce really makes it pop as well. I'm already thinking of ways to vary it the next few times I make it! Thanks for posting!
Just finished making this ... 2nd time. My grandson who is 16 requested it. I make a few changes... I use chicken, fresh garlic and ginger , no salt. I use pineapple juice instead of sugar and mixed veggies. I didn't measure the soy sauce .. I just sprinkled it on and stirred until the rice was coated. The first time I cooled the rice but this time I didn't and it didn't seem to make a difference. The recipe still deserves a 5 star rating because the basic recipe is a good starter for anyone and then you can tweak it to your own preferences. BTW.. my granddaughter stopped after work and ate some and is now requesting I make a double batch next time. Did I mention she took some home for her lunch tomorrow?
I loved it!!!!
Not very good at all.
Just so happened that I had both ham leftovers and very very ripe pineapple that I didn't really want to eat just like that. I liked the taste of the cooked pineapple in this, to make it sweet and salty. Played around with the veggies though, green onions, no peas as I didn't have any, carrots, white onions, cauliflower, broccoli and peppers (we're big on adding lots of veggies!). It was a quick and easy meal, but would not go out of my way to make it again. Boyfriend thought it was a little too tasteless, would need more seasoning, though I don't know what exactly. Maybe pineapple juice. And definitely would add more eggs, that was a nice touch.
Came out delicious. Changed the recipe by using some brown rice, crushed pineapple (that's what I had), and fried a green pepper with the onions in olive oil. Left out the ham and peas and used less onions. It probably came out very different but this was a great recipe. I would use pineapple chunks next time and see how it comes out. I would make it again.
Big hit at our house. Used leftover brown rice and Braggs soy seasoning. Will make again soon! Delish!
Yum! I had ham I needed to use and I had already made several other things and was out of ideas. Thank goodness I stumbled upon this recipe. I omitted the egg b/c I was out of them, and added carrots, fresh garlic, and some broccoli. It was so good! Thanks for the recipe.
made it as written/we liked this one a lot better than a another one we tried on this site. My tweak was to add some chopped nuts....cashews or macademias.
I think this recipe is a little too sweet, next time, no sugar and I will be dosing it with some chili garlic sauce too! Thanks for this recipe, it will be in my rotation.
I just finished eating this meal 5 minutes ago. I really enjoyed it & plan on making it again! Thanks for sharing, Frank
I agree with the other poster about maybe not adding the additional salt. My rice came out a lot darker than the photo, and I thought I'd need to add more, but it tasted fine the way it was. I also added a little bit of garlic and chopped white onion. Also, I would recommend holding off on adding the peas until the very end, as mine weren't as bright green as they could have been. VERY good though! Will make again!
The recipe is easy to follow but too much soy sauce and there is no sweet taste to the fried rice.
Yum! Loved it. Didn't add meat, served on the side of BBQ pork chops
this is amazing. love rice? love chicken? This meal is just for you. while it is still cooking it smells amazing and when you are done it tastes like heaven. you won't go wrong in choosing to make this meal.
I had never heard of Pineapple Fried Rice until my pregnant daughter told me she was craving it. So I looked it up and offered to make them some. They were thrilled. I used a fresh pineapple. She is a vegetarian so I left out the ham and substituted edemame beans for the peas so we got some good protein in there. I also doubled the eggs. I added some red peppers for colour. My husband and I were delighted with her craving because we got to try something new that we loved too!
This recipe is a great start for other rice/ham dishes, but also a hit just as it is here. I found it a little bland so I added kernel corn as well as a garlic based multi-purpose spice. I wish I had broccoli and/or cauliflower on hand. Thank you for a recipe that should be on everyone's radar.
easy to make and delicious!
Loved this recipe! I made it for a girl scout luau and it was a big hit! I skipped salt and opted for a little more soy sauce.
My family of 10 loved this recipe. I just used carrots instead of peas because that is what I had on hand. Other then that I followed the directions exactly.
I changed this quite a bit, but I followed the recipe as far as rice and seasonings go, and it was SO salty. I used low sodium soy sauce too. I used jasmin rice, broccoli instead of peas, chicken sausage instead of ham, fresh pineapple instead of canned, and fresh garlic instead of powder. It had a good flavor overall, but definitely omit the extra salt and maybe cut down the soy sauce.
This was excellent. I had some leftover pork loin and a can of pineapple to use up. When I found this recipe it was a great way to whip up a quick meal from what I had on hand. I highly recommend it!
I'm not sure if I did something wrong, but it was so salty it was inedible. If I ever made this again, I would leave out the salt and half the soy sauce. I would also add in some other veggies.
loved it so much that I still rated it 5 stars even though I found it too salty. Next time I'll cut salt in half and soy sauce in half. Yes I used the low sodium soy sauce. Wonderful!
I was a little hesitant to make this recipe, but it was very tasty. I adjusted it to 8 servings. I only used 1 and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Also, since I usually cook with Bragg Aminos natural soy sauce alternative instead of regular soy sauce, I only used 1/3 of a cup of Braggs because it is saltier. I also cooked it with fresh pinapple instead of canned. The end product was very good! My kids loved it and they wanted seconds ; ). This is a recipe that I am definitely going to make it again.
Very good, very filling. Need to remember to drain the pineapple in advance though.
I love this recipe. Its just excellent. I added mixed vege and chilli \
This is easy to make and delicious. I used crushed pineapple because that is what I had in the pantry. For those of you with picky eaters, the crushed works great because you don't even know it is there. It is perfect as is but I think it could easily accommodate changes to add what veggies you have on hand. Thanks for sharing this.
This was delicious! Left out the green onions because I didn't have any but otherwise made as directed. So good! I'll be making this again for sure.
I think cooking the rice before hand would help a lot, it turned out a bit mushy, and didn't have enough flavor- i hear adding oyster sauce helps increase flavor-
I didn't have sesame oil so I used olive oil and added sesame seeds in the beginning and it turned out great!
Made this tonight for dinner, we loved it! The only changes I made was I used a regular yellow onion because I didn't have green onion, used brown sugar instead of white sugar, just personal preference, and because I only had a little sesame oil I just drizzled it on the rice at the end and mixed it in. Super delicious recipe, will definitely make again!
I used Jasmin rice and also added a packet of the fried rice seasoning for extra flavors. My twin 1 year olds loved it!
We didn't care for it. Had a "smoky" flavor to it. I used jasmine rice. Consistency was good, but I won't make it again.
This is a great start to a delicious fried rice! You can make this with or without the ham/pineapple and add shrimp, chicken, pork or whatever protein you prefer. I cut the soy sauce in half and add replace with "yum yum" sauce.
This is a great recipe. I did make some changes though. I left out the ham (I'm vegetarian) and added broccoli and carrots. I added a 1/4 cup of pineapple juice to the soy sauce. Used half the amount of salt. I left out the sugar and used maple syrup. I also cooked everything in coconut oil. Very tasty. Even my 3 year old ate it.
I made this recipe last night and it was delicious! I added red cabbage, orange bell pepper, snap peas, red wine, teriyaki sauce, and extra soy sauce that gave it an pea nutty flavor. I think this will be one of my favorite recipes in the future the taste was so good
Made this recipe yesterday and it came put really good. I added peanuts, dry red chillis and mixed vegetables instead of just having the green peas.
I started with a unused carton of white rice from a take-out. Husband won't eat rice except for Chinese fried rice. I was looking for something like that when I saw this. FANTASTIC says the husband. We didn't add ham but had all the other ingredients. So simple and so tasty along with sweet and sour chicken.