9/19/13

Pineapple Fried Rice

Pineapple Fried Rice

Life is busy; and I am all about convenience. I love finding shortcuts in the kitchen and in our budget. Take delivery, for example. After a long day of work, there’s nothing better than getting take out. Pizza and Thai food never get old! But it’s not so friendly on the budget (or the waist, really!). Luckily between Sam and I, we can make most of our take out favorites at home. Like this Pineapple Fried Rice. It’s inexpensive and easy to make.

Herbs are another great example. I killed our basil plant months ago, and never bothered replacing it. Fresh basil is so expensive in the stores – and I never end up using all the leaves before they wilt. So I was excited to find Dorot – a company that packages fresh herbs in neatly packaged freezer trays. They’re super easy to use – just pop one out and throw it into your recipe as you’re cooking. From basil, garlic, chili to ginger, these small packages are a must have for your freezer.  

If you use any of these herbs when you cook, get on the Dorot train. And definitely add this Pineapple Fried Rice to your dinner repertoire. 
 
Dorots basil garlic
Pineapple Fried Rice with Dorat

Pineapple Fried Rice 

Pineapple Fried Rice

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Ingredients
Sesame oil, 1 T
1 chicken breast
Dorot’s garlic, 2 cubes
Dorot’s basil, 2 cubes
1 red onion, diced
2 cups cooked rice
Frozen peas, 3/4 cup
Broccoli florets, 1 cup
Soy sauce, 1 T
Oyster sauce, 2 heaping tsp
Fresh pineapple pieces, 2 cups
Sliced green onion, 1/2 cup
Cashews for garnish

Instructions
Pour sesame oil into a large wok, and heat on medium high. Cut the chicken into bite sized cubes, and cook in the oil until cooked through. Then lower heat slightly and add onion, garlic and basil. Cook for about 3 minutes to soften onion. Add rice, vegetables, and sauces to pan, and stir to mix evenly. Turn heat back up to medium high and let cook, stirring occasionally, for 5-8 until rice begins getting crunchy on the bottom of the pan. Turn heat off and add pineapple and green onion. Mix together one final time. Top with cashews for garnish.

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  1. Kayla

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    Its so nice to have the basil like that because it goes bad so quickly when it is fresh!

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