Spicy Pineapple Chicken Fried Rice
Category: Main Dishes | Blog URL: http://goodlookinghomecooking.blogspot.com/2009/12/spicy-pineapple-chicken-fried-rice.html
This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.
On a cold weeknight, my boyfriend and I were walking home and not sure what to make for dinner. Naturally, I decided to walk into one of the many grocery stores that trace our path home. The one ingredient that caught my attention and inspired a meal was a small stack of pineapples. It probably caught my attention because it reminds me of Thailand or anywhere hot and tropical which is where I would love to be. I'm not so sure it's the pineapple season, and the frigid wind is definitely starting to pick up, but that's all the more reason to bring a little tropical sensation into our dinner. This dish was surprisingly easy and incredible flavorful. I think that it's better to try and keep the ingredient list short as the sweet pineapple can easily be overpowered with too many spices. Also, while I didn't have any cashews, I think that is the one thing that was really missing from this dish. I used chicken for this dish but pieces of ham or beef would also taste delicious or shrimp! This recipe makes enough filling to refill each pineapple bowl two times. This recipe packs a lot of spice so if you prefer more mild tastes, definitely cut back or omit the Thai chilies. I'll be honest, my sinuses were cleaned out instantly, but the heat is intense.