Tropical Rice

Everyone has their personal convictions. Unbreakable and unshakeable, until it breaks and shatters all over the floor. Mine has always been putting pineapple in unsavory positions. For instance, it took me a really long time to accept hawaiian pizza and if I am honest, it’s really the ham that won me over. So then how do I justify not trying pineapple fried rice? Especially when I somehow have leftover rice and pineapple in the fridge. So I gave in, but putting my own spin on it.

This rice is very bright and fragrant with spicy and sweet notes. A variety of fresh garden seasonings partnered with masala and pineapple really gives you tropical in a pot. Feel free to make as many times as you like.

2 cups cooked rice

3 blades chive, finely chopped

1 small red seasoning pepper, diced

1 small green seasoning pepper, diced

1 tbsp  ground garam masala

2 cloves garlic, diced

1 slice of ham, diced (optional)

1 1 inch thick slice of pineapple, diced



  1. Heat oil in a skillet. Add garlic and half of your seasoning peppers and stir-fry for a couple seconds
  2. Add masala and allow to simmer for a minute.
  3. Add ham and cook for a bit before adding chive and remaining seasoning peppers
  4. Finally, add rice and pineapple and quickly stir until color and flavor are evenly distributed. Of course don’t forget salt to taste.
  5. Serve with freshly chopped chives or cilantro.




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