Thursday, April 5, 2012

Hawaiian Fried Rice

We love fried rice in this house. Often I will use leftover pork roast for pork fried rice but recently I tried to shake it up a bit and create something a little different. Now this is a funny recipe with no exact measurements but add as you like per your taste.

Hawaiian Fried Rice
Take leftover steamed rice or rice you make early in the day. Fried rice is best if you use cold white rice. Refrigerate the rice before you make this dish.

Cold white rice
pineapple chunks
unsalted cashews
green onions
finely chopped carrots (or bell peppers would be nice)
soy sauce
stir fry sauce
red pepper flakes

Take a large non stick pan or saute pan and add a little oil and get the pan hot. I always saute the carrots a little first to soften. Add the rice and some soy sauce to taste. Get good and hot and add all the other ingredients and let cook on high heat turning only occasionally. If you want a lot of shrimp add loads like we did or just a taste of red pepper flakes. I just use up what I have and throw in amounts to taste. Fried rice is a great dish that can be changed in so many ways.
We served with some grilled teriyaki chicken.

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  1. I always make too much rice so the rest goes in a stir fry. This looks simple and yummy! ~ Maureen

  2. I love fried rice with a nice sunny side up egg on top! Yummy!

  3. Sounds and looks Yummie...all except for the shrimp.
    I'm not a shrimp gal.
    But ham would be good I bet... I love pineapple and ham.
    So I'm still saving the recipe.

  4. This looks yummy! Will definitely be trying this one... Ann

  5. When I make rice, I always double the amount just so I can make fried rice. One of our favorites.
    blessings to you.

  6. Yum. We love fried rice too, and yet, I never think to make it!!!
    Hmmm, maybe I shall!

  7. Hi Elaine! Thank you for the sweet comment you left in my blog. I appreciate it.

    My family loves fried rice to and I will surely share this to my mother :)

  8. Hmm... this is a version of fried rice that I've never heard of .
    I like all the ingredients, so one of these days, we'll give it a try.
    Thanks for sharing :)

  9. Hi Elaine! That looks delicious! Guess what? I don't know if you changed your blog, or what...but I just came in to check it out and now I don't get all those virus warnings that used to pop up. I am now following again! Hooooray! xo Diana

  10. That looks and sounds so delish! I will have to try this.

  11. I do something similar but with chicken.

  12. This looks delicious. I love all the ingredients except I would substitute chicken for the shrimp. I've never managed to enjoy shrimp. thanks for the recipe.

  13. Love fried rice in this house too, yours looks yummy!
    Susanne :)

  14. The friend rice looks absolutely YUMMY ~ I am going to have to try this ~ wow, can't wait ;-)

  15. This looks really good. I make fried rice all the time, but never with pineapple. I'm going to try this!

  16. Hi Elaine! Thanks for coming by my blog, and for the sweet comment.

    Ok, this is right up my alley. I am not a shrimp lover, but I would definitely love this with pork or chicken. Pineapple and cashews are 2 of my favorites. Yum.


  17. Thanks for another yummy recipe Elaine! Must make it! Your hens are growing and so sweet. Love the coop you are making. I had 3 chicks. 1 Barred Rock & 2 New Hampshire Reds. At about 4 months, one of the reds tall was growing long and had a funny noise each day! Yes a rooster and now lives on a farm in Vista! It does happen!

    Happy Easter to you and yours,

  18. I never realized I had to use cold rice. No wonder my fried rice is always icky. Your recipe looks yummy and I'll have to give it a try (with cold rice, of course).:)

  19. MMMmmm, I like the idea of adding pineapple and cashews!

  20. Hi Elaine,
    Your recipe sounds wonderful...I make a similar fried rice to this but without the nuts......must add them next time..Thanks for the idea
    Happy Easter
    God Bless
    Barb from Australia

  21. Oh my....I think I know what I will be cooking for dinner this evening. What an awesome recipe. This is such a wonderful post! I would love it if you would share this at our WIW linky party. Hope to see you there.


  22. I am so glad you posted your recipe! I LOVE fried rice! I can't wait to give it a try - especially with shrimp, yum! Thank you for sharing.

  23. Ooh, I like the looks of that. I love the Hawaiian flavor.

  24. Yum! I'll be trying this recipe! I don't think I've ever made fried rice.