Sunday, July 12, 2009

Pineapple Fried Rice

We decided to have a tropical dinner out on the deck last night. When I say tropical, that would include anything Hawaiian, Caribbean and Mexican, too. Tropical usually means seafood for me as well. So, we had a little of all that tropical stuff.

We had blackened shrimp, pineapple fried rice and black beans.

For the black beans, I just drain a can of beans, add a couple big spoonfuls of salsa and a sprinkle of cumin. Is that not the authentic Cuban way?? Maybe not, but I like it!

A tropical drink would be great with this meal, too. Have a mojito, margarita or daquiri!


2 tablespoons oil
1 cup diced pineapple
1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
1 cup diced ham
1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 cups cooked rice
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

Heat oil and stir fry next 5 ingredients until onions are soft. Add cooked rice and soy sauce and stir fry until hot throughout. Remove from heat and toss in fresh cilantro.

Note: You can use fresh or canned pineapple, either one tastes great in this.

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