Sunday, May 13, 2007

Vegan Pineapple Fried Rice

This is a simplified version of the Thai Pineapple Fried Rice, omitting the egg, onion, meat and fish sauce which is common. Serve rice in pineapple skin shell, if desired.

Preparation: 10 mins, Cooking time: 5 mins

Ingredients (serves 2)
° 200g rice, cooked
° 200g frozen mixed vegetables
° 100g pineapple, diced
° 1 vegetarian ham (optional), diced
° ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
° ¾ teaspoon curry powder
° 1 tablespoon olive oil
° 1 thin slice ginger, finely chopped
° 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
° salt, to taste
° sugar (optional), to taste
° ½ fresh red chilli (optional) , finely sliced or shredded
° 1 tablespoon roasted cashew nut (optional).

1. Heat the oil in a wok. Add the ginger and vegetarian ham fry till fragrant.
2. Throw in the cooked rice, mixed vegetables and pineapples. Add the turmeric powder and curry powder. Fry for 2-3 minutes or until rice is heated through and well coated. Sprinkle some water if it is too dry. Season with to taste with light soy sauce, salt and sugar.
3. Garnish with chilli and cashew nut and serve immediately.

1. Rice for frying must be cooked at least 2 hours in advance or the night before.

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