Special Pineapple Fried Rice
(Khao Phad Sap Pa Lot)
Jules’s Blurb: You’re going to learn how to make Khwanjais own Special Fried rice with Pineapple; at home we just call it pineapple fried rice to avoid confusion because she does some other special fried rice dishes too.
If you would like to try another of our Thai fried rice recipes try our Egg Fried Rice Recipe which is not just egg fried rice, it’s more like the special fried rice you get in a Chinese take-away.
How To Make Pineapple Fried Rice
Enough for 2-3 large portions
Large Bowl Pre Cooked Rice
3 Tbs Mixed Sweet Peppers (Bell)
4 Tbs Cashew Nuts
3 Tbs Pineapple (from the whole)
2 Tbs Sweet Corn
2 Tbs Garden Peas (not in photo)
1 slice of Ham
3 Cloves Garlic
1 Tbs Thai Seasoning Sauce
2 Tbs Oyster Sauce
2-3 ts Sugar
1/2 ts Salt
1 ts Chicken Stock Powder
2-3 Tbs Oil
First Slice Pineapple and scoop out the insides, see video tutorial for tips on easy way to do this
Dice up about 3 Tbs of the Pineapple and save for making the special fried rice
Chop and dice all the vegetables and ham finely as per special fried rice ingredients photo above
Measure out all other ingredients as above
In deep oil fry the cashew nuts until golden brown and remove, allow to dry
Starting with a hot wok add 2-3 Tbs oil closely followed by the chopped garlic, stir fry until turning golden
Add the ham and stir fry briefly before adding the two eggs to half the wok, lightly scramble before mixing with the Ham and Garlic
Next comes the pre-cooked rice (Jasmine preferred) and mix all together for a short while. The rice should not be too moist.
Now add salt, sugar and chicken stock and stir again followed by seasoning sauce continue stirring and add oyster sauce, continue stirring until mixed fairly evenly
Now add bell peppers, garden peas, sweet corn and pineapple and stir again until thoroughly mixed
Lastly add half the cashew nuts, stir once or twice and…… Done!
Serving this dish is a simple affair, made to look lavish by the use of the hollowed out Pineapple for serving. Simply spoon the Special Fried Rice into the shell and serve up on the table as per the photo above for a lovely centrepiece your guests will admire, you could also add a couple of jasmine flowers of an orchid for a final flourish.
This dish can be quite happily eaten on its own and will also accompany virtually any other dish; Thai or otherwise. It can also be made spicy “on the plate” by the addition of a very special ingredient and it’s not what you might think, plus many more of Khwanjais top tips and suggestions for this recipe.
More useful suggestions in our Special Fried Rice video blog
Khwanjai’s Top Tips:
Other ingredients to consider: Raisins, Apple, Celery, Carrot (quick boil first) or how about almonds instead of Cashews? Just use your imagination and think about colour, aroma and texture when choosing.
For those of you like to spice things up a bit and keep everyone happy you can do this…. After serving in your own bowl, add a little Seafood Sauce. It’s much better than just adding chillies or chilli powder, and compliments the fruity flavours beautifully
To enhance the aroma just before serving at the table, pop it in the microwave (in the pineapple) for up to 60 seconds (depending on power) and this will bring the pineapple aroma to the fore
If you make too much, you can keep in the fridge for a couple of days, including the pineapple shell then when you want to serve again, pop it in the microwave to reheat. Only do this once.
Print the recipe because it’s a versatile dish and we give suggestions for changing ingredients.
Interestingly Khwanjais’ sister came home shortly after filming and served herself some plain jasmine rice but served in the pineapple shell just for a hint of flavour. Yes we did have enough clean bowls!!
There is one point in the video where Khwanjai ribs me about having even more teeth removed and my reply is to her is muffled, I mention this in case you worry that you were missing something important. I generally try to stay on top of translations.
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