Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Hawaiian Fried Rice

Ham and pineapple are amazing on pizza and in this rice. When you have some extra ham this is a great thing to make. I take the ham and use a food processor to make it finely minced but, if you like chunks feel free to chop it as you like.

You will need:

  • 1 cup rice - cooked in 2 cups of water - let come to a boil then cover and turn to low and leave it.
  • 2 cups chopped ham
  • 1 onion - finely chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme
  • 1 fresh red chili - minced fine
  • 1 cup chopped pineapple (fresh or canned)
  • olive oil
  • 2 spring onions - finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro - chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce

Step 1: cook rice,  (or use leftovers) chop onions, red chili and clean thyme leaves from stalks.

Step 2: mince ham in a food processor. In a pan saute ham, pineapple, onions and thyme. Cook to remove some of the water and start to brown.This will take 5-10 minutes on medium heat.

Step 3: add rice, chopped chili, spring onions and cilantro along with a few tbsp olive oil. Fry on high heat for a few minutes. Taste and add salt and pepper and a bit of soy sauce.

Makes a good side dish or add some chicken and you have a meal (I cooked mine in some olive oil and mango juice, salt and pepper to stay with the sweet theme!) 

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