Pineapple Fried Rice

pineapple fried rice

Ever get tired of the same old side dishes? Me too! Our go-to’s are mashed potatoes, roasted herb potatoes, a couple of varieties of Rice-a-Roni, or traditional fried rice.

A couple of years ago, I was making teriyaki chicken.  Art and I decided to throw together something a little bit different, for a side dish. We looked at what we had on hand, and came up with our version of pineapple fried rice.  Over the years we have tweaked the recipe a bit. We even tried teriyaki SPAM once (I don’t recommend it). Following is our best version of pineapple fried rice (formerly known as Island Rice). Let me know what you think.

Pineapple Fried Rice

Ingredients:

2 oz. Spam, diced (teriyaki Spam is overkill. Just use regular Spam, or ham)

1 can (8 oz.) pineapple bits, drained

2 cups cooked jasmine (or other long grain) rice, cooled

1 Tbsp. virgin coconut oil

1 tsp. onion powder

1/4 tsp. garlic powder

dash crushed red pepper

1/2 tsp. ground black pepper

1 tsp. soy sauce

1 egg, beaten

Directions:

Heat a wok or 10 in. skillet over medium heat. Add coconut oil. Once oil is melted, rotate pan to coat sides.

Brown the Spam and pineapple in the wok.

Add onion powder and garlic powder, then combine Spam mixture with rice, until heated through.

Make a hole in the center of the rice mixture.  Add egg. Cook and stir egg over medium heat until thickened but still moist. Stir egg into rice mixture.

Stir in soy sauce, red pepper flakes, and black pepper. Continue cooking until well heated. Serve with teriyaki or coconut chicken.

pineapple fried rice

Enjoy!!

Pineapple Coconut Cream Stuffed French Toast Recipe

pineapple coconut cream stuffed french toast recipeI’ll admit it.  I was stressed out Sunday morning.  And when I’m stressed I look  for comfort food.  And get creative.

I wanted french toast, but the normal kind. I hadn’t made stuffed french toast in a long time, so that sounded really delicious.  However, I didn’t want to make my usual stuffed french toast with berries and cream cheese.  I looked around the refrigerator to see what i could find.  Lo and behold – pineapple tidbits and leftover coconut cream.  Now we’re cooking!!

Pineapple Coconut Cream Stuffed French Toast

Ingredients (serves 4):

8 slices of your favorite bread

8 Tablespoons coconut cream

1 cup pineapple tidbits, drained

1 egg

2 tsp. milk

1 1/2 tsp. butter

coconut syrup

more coconut cream, as desired

Directions:

Spread each slice of bread with 1 Tablespoon of coconut cream.

Put 1/4 cup of pineapple tidbits on 4 slices of bread, then top with another slice.  Squish together a little so they stay stuck.

On a small plated, beat the egg with the milk.

Melt butter in a small frying pan over medium heat.

Dip each side of “sandwich” into egg mixture.

Cook for approximately 3 minutes per side, or until golden brown (longer if you use thicker bread).

Serve topped with coconut syrup and more coconut cream.

pineapple coconut cream stuffed french toast recipeEnjoy!!