Foodie Friday: Pineapple Fried Rice

Pineapple fried rice: classic rice dish with tropical overtones

pineapple rice

Craving an exotic twist to simple fried rice? Layer some pineapple on top and voilà!

Here are some fun pineapple facts:

  • Name comes from its resemblance to the pine cone
  • Produces beautiful flowers, ranging various shades of purple and red
  • Sailors carried it to prevent scurvy
  • Area near the base of the fruit is sweeter and more tender
  • Dole Plantation’s Pineapple Garden Maze is the world’s largest maze

The first time I tasted pineapple fried rice was in a Malaysian restaurant. A combination of savory and sweet, it got a thumbs up from adults and kids. But the pineapple bowl itself was so impressive that I’d order it on esthetics alone!

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  1. Julia Tomiak says:

    I’m getting ready to make fried rice right now! Didn’t think about adding pineapple, but we all love it, so, next time! Thanks for the interesting pineapple facts- didn’t know most of them.

    • Jennifer J. Chow says:

      Yummy! Try out the pineapple next time. I’ve heard you can actually grow them from a cutting–but it takes many years to sprout fruit.

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