Grilled Pineapple Bacon Fried Rice

Pineapple Bacon Fried Rice Recipe from The Fruit Company Blog.

This grilled pineapple bacon fried rice is savory and sweet, the perfect quick and easy dinner that everyone will enjoy. We all know that pineapple is a sweet-tasting fruit that is packed with tropical flavors. What you may not know is that not only is this juicy fruit loaded with Vitamin-C, but also has a high level of Vitamin B-1 which increases our bodies energy and antioxidant defenses.

Have you ever grilled pineapple? There are a lot of great ways to enjoy pineapple. Sliced and eaten raw. Made into a upside-down cake. Used as toppings for a salad. Or blended into a delicious smoothie. But one of our favorite ways to eat this versatile fruit is to grill it up until golden brown. Make a big batch of fried rice, and top with grilled pineapple.

Grilled Pineapple Bacon Fried Rice Recipe on The Fruit Company Blog

Grilled Pineapple Bacon Fried Rice
 
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Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 1 small pineapple, cut into wedges
  • 2 cups white rice, cooked
  • ½ onion, diced
  • 5 strips bacon, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3-4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1-2 tablespoons sesame oil (optional)
  • 1-2 teaspoons hot sauce (optional)
  • 3 cloves minced
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 4-5 scallions, chopped
Instructions
  1. Cook white rice according to package, to make 2 cups of cooked rice.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook bacon until crisp. Remove and place on a paper towel lined plate. Drain the bacon grease and add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to pan and return the pan to medium-high heat. Add pineapple wedges to the hot pan and sear on all sides until deeply golden. Remove pineapple from the pan and let rest on a plate.
  3. Place the skillet (no need to wash out) back on the stove at medium-high heat.
  4. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to the pan, and add minced garlic. Give it a quick stir for 30 seconds and then add the chopped onions. Stirring occasionally for 5 minutes until the onions become translucent.
  5. Push the onions to the edge of the pan and add 2 eggs. Begin stirring the eggs immediately. Once they have scrambled, begin to mix them into the onion garlic mixture.
  6. Add peas, cooked rice and soy sauce and mix together.
  7. Add the chopped scallions and bacon.
  8. Once thoroughly combined, add sesame oil and hot sauce.
  9. Top with grilled pineapple chunks and serve with additional soy sauce, hot sauce and chopped scallions.
Grilled pineapple, bacon fried rice recipe from The Fruit Company Blog.

 

(Pineapple is the May fruit of the month for HarvestClub Americana)

Ashley Marti is a blogger with a focus on simple recipes with big flavor that highlight seasonal and local produce. Styling for the family and home, a few DIYs, and our everyday Pacific Northwest adventures.

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