While I love baking, my boyfriend is not that fond of the desserts I make because he thinks that they are “unhealthy”. Bollocks! But anyway, we did make something other than desserts yesterday! We made thai pineapple fried rice!
We followed a recipe that we found on youtube. The final product did taste very good but we thought there were some improvements that could be made. We thought that -
- less curry powder should be added
- some coconut flavour was missing
- some cashews can be added (I LOVE CASHEWS)
- the shrimps can be added later so that it won’t be too well cooked
So! I decided to combine recipes to improve the recipe from youtube. (fingercross it works.) To write this recipe, I also used the recipe from a blog called How Sweet It Is.
Pineapple Fried Rice -
1 cup of jasmine rice
250ml of light canned coconut milk
1/2 cup of fresh pineapple juice
125ml of water
1 fresh pineapple
6 large peeled and deveined shrimp
1/4 teaspoon of sugar
Pinch of salt
1-2 tablespoon of cooking oil
1/2 teaspoon of curry powder
1/2 tablespoon of soy sauce
1/2 tablespoon of oyster sauce
2 tablespoon of sliced spring onion
3 gloves of chopped garlic
2 tablespoon of chopped onion
Instructions for cooking the rice -
1) Stir and bring to boil the rice, coconut milk, pineapple juice and water in a large saucepan.
2) Once it starts to boil, cover the saucepan and reduce to a simmer and cook until the rice has absorbed all of the liquid. This takes about 20-30 minutes but the time may differ depending on the type of rice so keep checking on the cooking rice!
3) Set the cooked rice aside.
Instructions for frying the rice -
1) Halve and hollow out the fresh pineapple and cut the flesh into small cubes.
2) Cook the shrimps in a pan and set them aside.
3) Deep fry the cashews until its coat is golden brown and crispy. Set them aside.
4) In another pan, heat some oil.
5) Add the garlic and onion into the pan and cook until they turn golden brown.
6) Add the egg into the pan – leave it until it is half cooked and then stir until the egg breaks into pieces (like scrambled egg).
7) Add the soy sauce, oyster sauce and curry powder into the pan and stir until they are well mixed.
8) Add the cooked rice into the pan and stir until they are mixed completely.
9) Add the salt and sugar slowly while tasting the fried rice. Add until the flavour is right.
10) Stir in the cooked shrimps and 1/3 cup of the pineapple flesh.
11) Add the sliced spring onion and the cashews and mix well.
12) Serve the fried rice in a halved and hollowed out pineapple.
This is how my pineapple fried rice looked like -