Pork and Pineapple Fried Rice
I love fried rice. When ever I go to a Benihana style Teppanyaki Japanese steak house, I make it a point to get BOTH friend noodles and their fried rice dish. I do find that most restaurants make their friend rice with generic pieces of meat. In this recipe we combine the use of both seared ground beef and sweet, Chinese sausage. You can find a wide assortment of sausages at many mega-mart stores like Costco and Sams Club that you could substitute by using the thick cut maple-cured bacon. Here is our adaptation of this Pork and Pineapple Fried Rice Recipe.
- 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 3 tablespoon canola oil
- 4 ounces ground pork
- 3 small Chinese sausages, thinly sliced
- 3 scallions, white parts minced, green sliced
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 red chile, seeded and minced
- 4 cups cold cooked jasmine rice (long rice)
- 1/4 cup cilantro leaves
- 1/4 cup finely diced pineapple
- In a medium bowl, whisk soy sauce with the hoisin and vinegar.
- Heat a wok or you could use a large skillet. Add the oil and heat the oil until it starts to smoke slightly. Add the ground pork and sausage and allow to cook over this high heat, ensuring you stir it until the ground pork has lightly browned. This will take about 2 minutes.
- Add the scallion whites, ginger, garlic and the chile and allow this to cook until it just becomes fragrant. Only about 1 minute. Then add the rice, be sure to break up any lumps as you add it to the wok and stir fry this until it is heated through and starts to caramelize to a light brown in spots.
- Then stir the hoisin-soy sauce and then add it to the wok and stir-fry until most of the liquid has been absorbed. This will take 2 minutes.
- Mix in the green scallion pieces, cilantro and the pineapple. Transfer this to bowls and serve.