Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Pineapple and chicken fried rice

Food is a happy thing for me. I love to smell it. I love to eat it. And when I'm not being mauled by children I love to prepare it (emphasis on the not being mauled bit)

 Recipe adapted from Pioneer Woman's "Pork Chops with Pineapple Fried Rice"
A little while ago I was talking to a friend of mine about dinner....what else would we talk about?! She mentioned a recipe she had found on The Pioneer Woman's blog. It sounded so tasty that I promptly looked up the recipe and bought all supplies to "throw" it together. It's such a simple yummy meal and my family loved it which is odd because I can't seem to make anything that they all like at the same time. So here's my take on this fabulous recipe!

Chicken and Pineapple Fried Rice

1 Pineapple, Cut Into Spears
2 cups White Or Brown Rice, Cooked
2 large chicken breasts
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 whole Large Onion, finely chopped
6 Tablespoons Soy Sauce 
1 Tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar
2 Tablespoons Honey
a pinch of ground cayenne pepper
Salt To Taste
1 teaspoon minced garlic


Cook rice and set aside.
Saute pineapple spears. Cut into chunks and set aside.

Heat oil over medium heat, then add the onions and garlic. Saute for 3-4 minutes.
Add chicken breasts and cook until chicken is cooked through. While chicken is cooking  combine soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, and cayenne. Pour over chicken. Shake the pan, stir it around, and let it cook and bubble up for a good couple of minutes until chicken is completely cooked and the sauce is thicker. Remove the chicken and cut into chunks. Return chicken to pan and toss with the sauce and add pineapple. Pour into a bowl and set aside.

Add a small amount of oil to the same pan (without cleaning it) and return it to the stovetop over medium-high heat. Crack in the eggs and immediately stir them to scramble them a bit. Add peas and a couple of tablespoons (additional) soy sauce. Add cooked rice and stir it around to cook for a couple of minutes.

To serve, pile rice on a plate, then top with the chicken/pineapple mixture.

1 comment:

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