Vanessa kicked start the the South Arm Community Kitchen with two of her favourite dishes. The first dish is Pineapple Fried Rice. Many Chinese made fried rice at home. It’s a good way to use left over rice and meat. Nanzaro often asks me to cook extra rice so that he can fry rice for supper or breakfast by himself.
Vanessa kicked it up a notch by using the pineapple shell to plate the Pineapple Fried Rice. This is just like what we get at high end restaurant which comes pricey. Vanessa showed us how to make this from our own kitchen.
We simply love the presentation of this Pineapple Fried Rice.
- 1 whole pineapple, not too ripe.
- 4 cups cooked rice. preferably overnight left over rice
- 4 slices Cooked ham
- 4 eggs
- a bunch of green beans
- Soy Sauce
- Salt to taste
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|Wear a pair of cotton gloves before you start handling the pineapple as the pineapple is very prickly. Stand the pineapple on its side and cut the skin off one side,
|Use a sharp knife to run around the edges of the pineapple, leaving about 1 cm of flesh.
|Make a cut along the core of the pineapple and make cross cuts against the earlier cut. Remove chunks of pineapple flesh from the shell.
|Use a spoon to scrap most of the flesh out, leaving a hollow shell. Set aside to use aa a container for the fried rice.
|Cut the pineapples into smaller chunks, discard the core which is very tough. Cut the ham into small cubes/squares. Cut the green beans into small pieces.
|Scramble the eggs and set aside.
|Blanched the green beans.
|Heat some oil in a large wok and fried the rice, breaking them down with your spatula. Season with soy sauce and salt. Do not use too much soy sauce or else the rice will be soggy.
|Add in other ingredients like green beans, ham and egg and stir fry to mix. Lastly, add in the pineapple chunks and mix well. Scoop the rice into the pineapple shell and serve warm.