Lazy night dinner for the win, right? If you have a few vegetables left in your fridge that you don’t really know what to do with, here is an idea! But the real star here is fresh pineapple. I love that fruit : raw, cooked, juiced… In this recipe, you have the fresh taste of the pineapple with the slightest sourness, it is incredibly refreshing.
Fried rice is a go-to here, with a lot of chili on the side. I don’t put it directly in but I use a chili paste that my mother-in-law sends me from the Reunion Island. Close your eyes and you’re on a deserted island eating a big ol’ bowl of rice with the sound of the waves crashing on the beach… Can you tell I need vacation?
Let your creativity shine with what you have in the fridge vegetables wise! I made it vegan simply because I didn’t have meat on hand but you can adjust with what you like. Send le your creations via DM on Insta @maevatravelandfood or by email!
Vegan pineapple fried rice (serves 4) :
- 400g cooked rice
- 1/2 pineapple
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 onion
- 1 tomato
- 4 big mushrooms
- 15-20 greens beans
- 1 tbsp thyme
- 3 tbsp soy sauce
- Coriander (optional)
- Vegetable oil
- Salt and pepper
Cut all vegetables to your desired sizes. Chop onion and garlic cloves finely.
In a wok (or deep pan), put a little bit of oil. Fry your onion until it starts browning. Add garlic, thyme and season well. Let it cook 2 minutes, stirring so it won’t burn.
Then, add mushrooms and green beans. Stir and cook 2 more minutes. Add tomato, stir and cover. Let the tomato melt for 5 minutes.
Add soy sauce. Add rice and mix until well combined. Don’t stop stirring. Adjust seasoning if necessary.
Just before serving, add pineapple and its juice, stir and cook for 2 minutes. Add coriander to decorate if desired.
Eat hot with a lot of chili!