Hawaiian Fried Rice

If you’re like me you have half a ham left over from Easter.  Ham sandwiches are awesome but you can only eat so many before you begin to resent them.  My mom will take the bone and make some sort of amazing ham and bean concoction that would feed an army.  I however, opted for fried rice.

pineapple fried rice


4 cups cooked brown rice
2-3 cups cooked ham*
1 pineapple, cored and cut into bite size pieces
2 eggs, beaten
1 small onion, diced
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 Tbs. fresh ginger, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2-3 Tbs. canola oil
2 Tbs sesame oil
2 Tbs. soy sauce
2 Tbs. teriyaki sauce
2 Tbs. oyster sauce
2 Tbs. frozen orange juice concentrate
salt & pepper

If you have the time (or remember) cook the rice a day ahead or earlier in the day.  Cold rice cooks better in the hot pan than rice right out of the cooker.  Regarding ham…if you don’t have leftover ham you can use sandwich meat.  I made this before Easter and used half a package of Hillshire Farm honey baked ham.  Roughly chopped, it was de-lish.

1.  Combine sesame oil, soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, orange juice and oyster sauce in a bowl and set aside.

2.  Heat canola oil in a wok or skillet, add onion, garlic and ginger.  Cook until onion begins to soften, about 3 minutes.  Add bell pepper and cook another minute.  Add ham and cook another couple of minutes until ham is heated through.  Keep the food moving around the skillet during this process or it will start to burn.  Add rice and combine with the other ingredients.  Add soy sauce mixture and combine really well.

3.  Push all the food to the edge of the pan to create a little hole to cook the eggs.  Pour in the beaten eggs and cook until they resemble wet, scrambled eggs.  Incorporate with the rest of the dish.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

4.  Add pineapple and quickly combine so pineapple is just heated through.  Serve immediately.

pineapple fried rice

8 Responses

  1. ccsandiegoca

    My mother-in-law, whom I dearly love, makes Hawaiian rice all the time every time she comes to visit my house. I love this recipe; I sometimes cook it for brunch on weekends.

  2. lindyeaton

    Could you use another type of meat, Stephanie? Sounds delicious….and congratulations on being the honored blogger in April..you are a fabulous writer.

  3. lelaniedenso

    Reblogged this on To Cook With Love and commented:
    I love rice. I grew up eating rice three times a day! We even have it for snacks (porridge, cake, etc.) Growing up in a tropical country, with japanese, spanish and chinese infused dishes as our staple, this Hawaiian Fried Rice recipe definitely aroused my interest. It’s like having summer in your plate!

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