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Like this classic Thai pineapple fried rice? Why not cook it yourself? It’s as good, if not better, as that you get in Thai restaurants. It’s really flavourful and it’s such a joy to the sight with its brightly coloured ingredients.

THAI PINEAPPLE FRIED RICE
(serves 3-4 persons)

Ingredients

(A) Pre-cook overnight and refrigerate:
2 cups jasmine rice
2 cups water
1 teaspoon tumeric powder
2 pandan leaves

(B)
1 pineapple, about 1 to 1.2kg
– cut lengthwise and hollow out flesh without cutting through the skin; reserve the shell
– dice 150gm pineapples and set aside for cooking

(C)
2 tablespoon cooking oil
1 large onion, diced
3 garlic, minced
1 teaspoon shrimp paste or 1 tsp thai curry powder (optional – I didnt add this)

(D)
100gm shrimps, remove shell except tail and devine

(E)
100gm chicken breast or thigh meat
– dice and season with 1 tsp light soya sauce, 1/2 tsp sesame oil, some pepper and 1/4 tsp cornstarch

(F)
2 beaten eggs

(G)
1-2 red & green chilli, seeded and diced (reduce or omit according to preference or substitute with red and green bell peppers)
1 large tomato, diced (or use several cherry tomatoes, halves)
80gms roasted unsalted cashew nuts
50gms black raisins

(H) – mix together the sauce in a bowl
1 tbsp fish sauce
1/2 tbsp chicken or anchovy granules
2 tbsp pineapple juice or chicken stock
some pepper

(I)
2 tablespoon pork floss
1 tablespoon fried shallots
Some chopped spring onions & coriander

Method

1) Precook (A) 1 day ahead or at least 1/2 day ahead. When cool, refrigerate for later use.
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2) Prepare the pineapple. Cut lengthwise and hollow out flesh without cutting through the skin. Reserve the shell and dice 150gm pineapples and set it aside for cooking later.
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3) Heat oil in a frying pan and stir-fry onions and garlic until fragrant. Add shrimp paste (optional) and continue to stir fry until shrimp paste is pungent. Add diced chicken and cook for 1 min, followed by shrimps and tomatoes.
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4) Push the ingredients aside in the pan, add a little oil and pour in the beaten egg. Scramble it slightly.
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5) Add rice, cashew nuts, raisins, pineapples and sauce. Stir-fry until chicken and shrimps are thoroughly cooked and ingredients are well combined.
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6) Serve immediately in pineapple shell and garnish with (G).

Yummy !

Yummy !

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