Exotic flavors blend together to create this crowd-pleasing favorite. Contains pineapple, ham, peas, green onion and eggs.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring the rice and water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender, and the liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes. Spread cooked rice out on a rimmed baking sheet and refrigerate until cooled, about 20 minutes.

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  • Heat sesame oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Cook and stir the green onions, ham, and peas in the hot oil until onions have softened, about 2 minutes. Stir the pineapple chunks into the wok; cook until pineapple begins to darken, about 2 minute. Push ingredients to the side of the wok, and pour beaten egg in the center. Cook until egg begins to set, about 30 seconds. Stir together all contents of the wok.

  • Mix the cooled rice, sugar, salt, white pepper, and garlic powder into the wok; stir constantly to keep from sticking. Cook until heated through, about 3 minutes. Sprinkle the rice with the soy sauce, and stir to combine.

Cook's Note:

Vegetable oil can be substituted for sesame oil when stir-frying. To keep rice from sticking, make sure wok is very hot and well oiled.

Nutrition Facts

374.1 calories; 12.8 g protein; 55.4 g carbohydrates; 60.2 mg cholesterol; 2000.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
04/21/2010
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
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/04/2011
eh it was ok but not great. good things-- you can use up your leftovers and also it is a simple dish to make. Read More
(4)
158 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 97
  • 4 star values: 39
  • 3 star values: 14
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 4 stars
04/21/2010
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
(121)
Rating: 4 stars
04/21/2010
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
(121)
Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2011
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2010
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/23/2009
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2011
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2010
Oh so good! I used chicken regular onions and frozen mixed vegetables. Totally scored bonus points with the fiance! Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/28/2011
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. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2011
Good! I was skeptical of the sugar but it tasted nice with the pineapple. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2010
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! Read More
(13)
Rating: 3 stars
07/04/2011
eh it was ok but not great. good things-- you can use up your leftovers and also it is a simple dish to make. Read More
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