This is a Vietnamese version of pineapple fried rice. It is more simple and requires less ingredients. No meat or protein is added to this fried rice, except for the fish sauce which is typical in Vietnamese cooking. So, it is suitable as a vegetarian dish if you replace fish sauce with salt.
The rice is bounded with plentiful flavor of ripe pineapple. When I feel like eating fried rice, I often cook double the rice for an usual meal, and set aside half of the cooked rice in the fridge. Why putting in the fridge? Because the rice get drier and firmer, which makes you to cook perfect fried rice.
So try this to know how Vietnamese pineapple fried rice is like.
- vegetable oil
- 1/2 small onion, diced
- 1 1/2 cup cooked rice, cooled
- 40g raisin, soaked in warm water until softened, drained
- 1 firm tomatoes, seeded and diced
- 1/3 ripe pineapple, diced
- 1 1/2 tbs fish sauce
- cilantro leaves, to serve
- Heat the oil in a large frying pan, add the onion and fry for 2-3 minutes. Remove.
- Add a little more oil to the pan, toss in the rice and fry for about 5 minutes, stir well to make sure the rice to be dry and not sticky. Toss in the raisins, tomatoes, onion and pineapple. Season with fish sauce to taste. Stir the rice mixture well for another 5 minutes.
- Serve while warm with cilantro leaves.