Sep 4, 2009

Pele Fried Rice

For my Birthday Luau last Saturday, I wanted to create something authentically Hawaiian - that was before I realized that Poi and Spam are disgusting and I would have to branch out. So, I took inspiration from the tropics and grabbed a pineapple, some soy sauce and a jalapeno to create what I call: Pele Fried Rice. Pele is the goddess of fire, and this is pretty spicy by my standards. --AnglophileLV

Pele Fried Rice
(makes 6 servings)

Ingredients:1 tablespoon oil
2 shallots (sliced)
3 cloves garlic (chopped)
1 jalapeno chopped fine
1 red pepper (diced)
3 tablespoons chicken stock (or vegetable broth)
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon curry powder
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 cup cashews (roasted)
3 cups cooked rice (preferably a day old)
1 cup pineapple (cut into bite sized pieces)
1 cup cooked shrimp (optional)
1/4 cup peas (fresh or frozen)
1/4 cup currants
2 green onions (sliced)
1/4 cup cilantro (chopped)

1. Heat the oil in a pan.
2. Add the shallots, garlic, jalapeno and red bell pepper and stir-fry until fragrant, about a minute.
3. Add the chicken stock, soy sauce, curry powder and sugar and stir-fry.
4. Add the cashews and stir-fry for 30 seconds.
5. Add the rice, break up any clumps and stir-fry for a few minutes.
6. Add the pineapple, shrimp, peas and currants and stir-fry to mix them in.

At this point it is vitally important to TASTE the mixture to see if it needs more soy sauce or more curry powder. I know I added more of both than the recipe says.

7. Remove from heat and serve garnished with chopped green onions and cilantro.

1 comment:

Pocketmouse said...

This was SUCH a delicious concoction. I'm going to pick up some pineapple next week and get on it.

I'm going to see if I can come up with a nice tofu stir fry type dish to go with it.