Delicious fried rice using a pineapple I spied at Costco this week and I tried something new – I roasted my own cashews from raw ones. Easy and delicious!
Pineapple Fried Rice
- 1 batch baked brown rice (see below)
- 3 Tbsp canola oil
- 1 medium onion, peeled and diced
- 1 Tbsp roasted garlic (jarred)
- 1 Tbsp grated ginger (jarred is fine)
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1/2 cup liquid egg substitute
- 14-ounce package bell pepper strips
- 1 cup frozen green beans, chopped
- 2 cups fresh pineapple, chopped
- 2 Tbsp lower sodium soy sauce
- 2 tsp mild curry powder
- 1/2 cup roasted cashews
For the rice –
Heat the oven to 375°. Bring 2½ cups water to a boil, add it and 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil and 1½ cups long grain brown rice to an 8×8″ glass baking pan, cover with foil tightly and bake for 1 hour.
Makes about 4 cups baked.
Once finished cooking, let cool for a few minutes and then transfer to a large heat safe mixing bowl and chill for at least a couple of hours.
For the Fried Rice –
Break up the chilled rice in its bowl and work in 1 Tablespoon of the oil, set aside.
Heat 1 Tablespoon of the oil over medium-high heat in a wok or large non-stick skillet. Add the onion and cook for a minute, add in the garlic, ginger and red pepper flakes, cook for another minute. Add the egg, scramble until done. Scoop out into a bowl and set aside.
Add the last Tablespoon of oil to the skillet and turn up to high heat, add in the peppers and green beans, cook until thawed, stirring often. Add in the pineapple and continue cooking until the pineapple is turning golden and the vegetables are crispy.
Turn back down to medium-high , add the egg mixture back in and the cold rice and start stirring. Stir in the cashews.
Drizzle over the soy sauce and curry over the rice and keep stirring until the rice is hot/sizzling.
Want to roast cashews?
Preheat your oven to 350° and spread how many raw cashews you need on a baking sheet. Bake for 10-20 minutes, checking every 5 minutes and shaking the pan to distribute. Keep a close eye on the cashews, they roast very fast, take out when turning golden brown and smelling very intense. Let cool before storing.