The Kootenay Thai restaurant in Creston BC (Been closed for just over a year now) had a Thai Pineapple fried rice dish that my wife loved. So since it was her birthday yesterday, we decided to make her favorite dish. The combination of sweet and savory make this a great dish for everyone. If you like it more on the spicy side, add more Thai Chilli’s to the dish. I would keep the chilli’s to a medium in the dish and allow people to add more to their dish if they like it spicier.
The prep is the key to this recipe. The cook time is very short, so having everything at the ready will make this dish a quick and delicious meal anytime.
Prepping the ingredients for this recipe:
Cooked rice. Have the rice cooked either the day ahead, or at least a couple hours ahead so that it’s cold and ready to use.
Chop up the garlic, Thai chilies, white onion, pineapple and red peppers.
Start with frying the garlic and Thai chillies in vegetable oil.
Toss in the prepared shrimp and cook thoroughly, but do not overcook. You can substitute chopped chicken or pork if you like.
Set aside for later and cook the onions, red peppers and spices.
Add in the rice and chopped pineapple and cook. I kept the temp fairly high while doing this cook.
Add in the fish and soy sauce and cook a few more minutes. Add in the shrimp, cashews and some fresh cilantro. Toss quickly and serve. Garnish with more fresh cilantro and pork floss. Yes pork floss is a thing.
The recipe for this dish can be found at Peter’s Food Adventures.