Now that we're headed into the warmer months, it almost feels like summer is officially here. I found this darling turn-of-the-century tropical Lily Pulitzer reversible wrap skirt, that features a pineapple print.
Lily's design sure does inspire the tropical Florida / Hawaiian vibe. With this inspiration, I decided to make a pineapple fried rice is very simple and easy to make!
Fried rice works best with pre-made rice, so it is ideal for those who want to use any leftover rice, frozen rice (like at Trader Joe's) or make the rice ahead of time to cut down on the overall cooking time. This has to do with the starch and the consistency so the rice doesn't clump when stirring it in. The rice should be made at least 3 hours in advance.
This vintage Lily Pulitzer skirt + many other vintage items available for purchase on my Etsy shop, The Elizabethan Closet.
Vegetable Pineapple Fried Rice
Cook Time: 20-30 minutes
3 cups brown rice (made in advance, see note in the above text)
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 small onion, diced
1, 1-inch piece of garlic, finely chopped
1 small carrot, diced
1 red pepper, diced
1 cup of peas
1/2 of a whole ripe pineapple, chopped (save some of the juice from the pineapple)
2 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp Tamari (or soy sauce)
Begin by cutting the pineapple in half and core out one half of the pineapple. Use a knife to cut the perimeter of the pineapple, and then cut vertical and horizontal lines to make a cube or box-shape. Use a spoon to help scoop out the flesh, saving any juice.
In a deep pan or pot, cook the onion, garlic, carrot and ginger in olive oil for 3 minutes (or until onions are translucent). Add the pineapple and the red pepper and sautÃ© for an additional 2-3 minutes. Next, add the rice, pineapple juice (2-4tbsp) , peas and Tamari sauce. Cook and saute for 8 minutes until everything is warm and edible. Serve warm!
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Elizabeth Rae Kovar M.A. is Author of her memoir, Finding Om and is a Fitness Trainer, Yogi, Reiki Master, Presenter and Lover of Life. To view her portfolio please visit www.elizabethkovar.com