Pineapple Fried Rice

Recipe from

Coastal Living


1 (1-inch) vanilla bean, scraped
1/4 teaspoon saffron threads
1 1/2 cups water
1 cup jasmine rice
1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup small-diced red bell pepper
1/3 cup small-diced red onion
1 cup small-diced fresh pineapple
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon finely chopped green onion
1/2 cup green peas
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh cilantro


Combine first 4 ingredients in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Stir with a fork, cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 10 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat. Remove and discard vanilla bean, and fluff rice with a fork; set aside.

Place sesame oil and olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add bell pepper and onion, and sauté 2 to 3 minutes or until tender, stirring often. Add pineapple; cook 3 more minutes.

Stir in rice. Add soy sauce, and cook 3 to 4 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Fold in remaining ingredients.

Executive Chef Ryan Luckey,

Pineapple Grill, Kapalua Resort,

Coastal Living

January 2008
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