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Pineapple Cashew Fried Rice

For whatever reason, stir fry type dishes seem to be the least intimidating new recipes to make.  Maybe it is because you don’t seem to have to be as exact with measurements and ingredients as other recipes?  So, I tried another one this week.

The recipe I made was Pineapple Cashew Fried Rice from How Sweet It Is.

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This is the first time that I’ve made normal (not Minute Rice) rice in an actual saucepan instead of the rice cooker.  (Though, could I have just made the recipe in the rice cooker even though it was cooked in something other than water??) I was actually kind of shocked when the rice turned out really well!

Really, the whole meal turned out pretty delicious.  We added tofu to add a bit more substance, and didn’t add the bell pepper or green onions, and used white rice instead of brown.

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This recipe makes a LOT of food.  Especially since we added the tofu.  We each ate pretty hearty portions, and there was a solid portion or two left over.  We would’ve had plenty to eat without the tofu.  The good news though, is that it reheats pretty well in a frying pan.

Ease: B, it wasn’t exactly the easiest.  There are lots of steps to go through, and it took about an hour total from start to finish.
Taste: A+, really delicious.  The pineapple and cashews make it slightly sweet, but not over the top.

Would I make it again? Yes, I think so.  I’m not sure it is easy and quick enough for a weeknight meal, but it is pretty delicious so I think it will be added into our regular weekend meal rotation.

6 Responses

  1. I would need to add onions and some red pepper to it, and probably broccoli too, but when I read the recipe I was really intrigued! Good to know it takes a while. Also, I usually do my stir fry with quinoa, just because its easier to make. Maybe you could do quinoa with coconut milk?

    • I’m not a big veggie person, but I’m sure it would be great with veggies added!

      I’ve never had stir fry with quinoa! Do you make it on the stove or in a rice cooker? I haven’t had very good luck cooking it in the past, maybe I need to try again.

  2. I rinse my quinoa with a papertowel in the coriander, I have yet to find a strainer/coriander small enough to hold the quinoa on its own. Then I boil it/stir it, I always forget the ratio, so I usually google it while I’m cooking. Its much more low maintenance then rice, which is what I really like. You can add broth or a bouillon cube to add flavor.

  3. This recipe is sooooo my style. Pinned. 🙂 Thanks for sharing it!

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