Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Pineapple & Kiwifruits Fried Rice Recipe #14DaysofZespri

I've a big stash of Zespri kiwifruits at home because of the 14-Day Daily Scoop of Amazing Challenge and am always game to experiment with food. To be honest, this is the first time I'm making Pineapple & Kiwifruits Fried Rice but I thought if you can have the popular Pineapple Fried Rice, I don't see why you can't make a twist to it by adding kiwifruits as well! Added health benefits and flavour!

Thankfully it turned out rather tasty and the boy liked it a lot :) This dish is so simple to make and sure to be a conversation starter at summer parties because of its interesting ingredients.

Prep time:
About 1 hour

1 can of pineapple {cubed}
2 Zespri green kiwifruits
2 cups of cooked rice {best if hard left-over rice}
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 medium onion {sliced}
4 cloves garlic {chopped finely}
1 cup of Chinese long beans {chopped}
2 medium tomato {diced}
3 tbsp Thai fish sauce
2-3 tsp of the pineapple syrup from the can
2 eggs

  1. Heat oil in a wok over high heat.
  2. Add the onion and cook until tender.
  3. Add in the garlic and toss until fragrant then add rice.
  4. Fry for about 2-3 minutes, then add the beans and tomatoes
  5. Fry about 3 minutes more, then add fish sauce and pineapple syrup.
  6. Fry about 3 minutes more then add green onions, pineapples and kiwifruits. Save some pineapples and kiwifruits for garnish.
  7. Toss all ingredients and make sure they are well-combined.
  8. Make a hole in the middle, pour the beaten eggs in then scramble all together. 
  9. Serve hot and garnish with extra pineapple and kiwifruits.
For fried rice, don't ever use freshly cooked warm rice. It will be mushy. Also, I'm using the Tefal Comfort Touch non-stick wok so didn't add much oil, but you might need to add another tablespoon of oil before adding the rice if your wok isn't non-stick.

If you want to serve it in a fresh pineapple like in the restaurants, halve the fresh pineapple lengthwise and leave the leafy top intact. Hollow out each half and use what you need for cooking, keeping the rest for future use. Slice off a bit on the outside of each half to create a flat, steady base.

This recipe isn't from there, but for more interesting kiwi-inspired recipes go to Zespri Singapore's website. Eating kiwifruits the last few days has been great for my health with the extra Vitamin C boost. Definitely helped me recover better from my cold.

We had another interesting dish with our Pineapple & Kiwifruits Fried Rice that day... Coca-Cola Chicken! Go see the easy recipe here.

Have you experimented cooking any new dishes lately? 

Check out the rest of my posts on the challenge here or photo updates in my Facebook album.

* Disclosure: Zespri Kiwifruits provided by Zespri Singapore for the 14-Day Daily Scoop of Amazing Challenge. No monetary compensation was received, and all opinions are my own.


Lyndal said...

this is such a fantastic twist that I never would have thought of! thankyou!


Catherine Rodie said...

This sounds awesome, I bet my little ones will love it!

Grace said...

Yum, yum, YUM!!! Off to check out this famous Coca Cola Chicken :)

Unknown said...

Yum, it looooks amazing

Unknown said...

Everything you make looks so good btw

Redcliffe Style said...

YUM, yum, yum!! This looks delicious. I don't experiment much at the moment. But I am beginning to think I will. Rachel x

Mandie said...

I'm always sceptical about sweet & savory rice, but every time I eat it, I love it! What a great twist on a rice dish. Think I'll have to try that one x

EssentiallyJess said...

Well that is a very interesting recipe, but being the fussy eater that I am I don't exactly feel qualified to pass judgement.
Just glad you liked it!
Must check out the coca cola chicken though.

Life Love and Hiccups said...

Yummo - what an unusual combo but i would totally be keen to try that! Your photos just make me drool xx

Ai Sakura said...

Lyndal: thanks for liking it!

Catherine: Do let me know if they do!

Grace: I KNEW you will like it haha. Yay!

Sherry: aww thanks. I have much to learn on food presentation though.

Rachel: I am sure you are capable of many more interesting dishes than me :)

Mandie: I love fried rice simply because u can add almost anything in, and it will taste yummy haha

Jess: yup I think the coke chicken will be more up your alley :p

Sonia: aww thanks!

tahlia @ the parenting files said...

such an interesting recipe and I see you are still in love with kiwi fruit xx

♥.Trish.♥ Drumboys said...

One of my twins would love this recipe , all his favourites.