Friday, November 6, 2009

Pineapple Fried Rice

Just prepared Thai style Pineapple Fried Rice for dinner using a recipe from "Thai Home Cooking", a cookbook I've borrowed from NLB. Had wanted to cook Tom Yam soup but the recipe was missing from the book. Someone had apparently torn out the page with the recipe. Some people are just being so inconsiderate. Actually, I would consider a theft- taking something that does not belong to u.

Anyway, back to the pinapple fried rice, Jerome was totally impressed with it. Maybe it was because I served the fried rice in the pineapple itself. It definitely looks very appetisiing & impressive :P Tastewise, I'm glad that it taste as good as it looks. Jerome said that it was better than the last pineapple fried rice that we've had from a Thai restuarant... Yummy! I couldn't agree more. I should have cooked more rice.

To complete the Thai meal, I served Thai Green Curry & made Mango Ice-Blend. Now, it's a perfect meal!

Jerome's Bigger Half of Pineapple Fried Rice
(Jerome said that this photo didn't do justice to the pineapple fried rice...)

My smaller half of Pineapple Fried Rice
Now, u get a better view of what's in there?

Recipe for Thai Style Pineapple Fried Rice
(adapted from "Thai Home Cooking")
(serves 2)

1 cup of white rice, cooked
1 pineapple
(cut half lengthwise, cut/scoop out the pineapple flesh, pineapple shells to be used to serve fried rice in,
keep about 50g for pineapple fried rice, the rest can be for other uses)
1 tbsp oil
1 chinese sausage, cut into small cubes
1 tbsp butter
1/4 tsp curry powder
1/2 tomato, remove soft centre & cut into small cubes
1/2 red onion, chopped coarsely
2 tbsp rasins
1/2 tsp sugar
1 tbsp light soya sauce

Heat oil in wok & add in the sausages. Stir fry for a minute & dish up. Set aside.
Add the butter & curry powder to the wok and fry till fragrant.
Add the cooked rice & mix well.
Add the rest of the ingredients & stir fry for a few minutes.
Add seasoning & mix well. Dish up & serve the pineapple rice in the hollow out pineapple.
Top the pineapple fried rice with some pork floss if desired. (I did!)
Enjoy your pineapple fried rice!

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