Asian/ Chicken/ Gluten Free/ Pork/ Rice & Grains

Aloha Fried Rice

Aloha Fried Rice ~ A sweet, tangy, and tropical twist on fried rice with pineapple, chicken, sweet red peppers, and smoked sausage. Aloha Fried RiceAloha Fried Rice ~ A sweet, tangy, and tropical twist on fried rice with pineapple, chicken, sweet red peppers, and smoked sausage  ~ The Complete Savorist Do you live in a place where you can count on your weather?  I don’t.  I live in a location where it seemingly changes every five minutes.  For the past several days I have been able to wear my spring/summer dresses.  The AC has been used in the car. Sunscreen has been applied to Elizabeth. Then today happened.

Rain.  The heater has been turned back on. Coats. I was going to fire up the grill today and make kabobs (or is it kebabs?). Rain squelched that plan.
Plan B was put into action.  If the summer weather was going to disappear, I was going to pretend I was somewhere warm and tropical. Pineapple, chicken, and kielbasa fried rice sounded perfect to me.  Aloha Fried Rice!  Plus, we made a tropical drink to accompany this dish.
Aloha Fried Rice ~ A sweet, tangy, and tropical twist on fried rice with pineapple, chicken, sweet red peppers, and smoked sausage  ~ The Complete Savorist This Aloha Fried Rice was relatively easy to make and cooked rather quickly.  I can’t complain about that since I have had such a busy day.  I threw the rice in the rice cooker and cooked it early in the day, giving it plenty of time to cool.  Making fried rice is best with “old” rice, so I did what I could to “age” my rice.  I allowed it to cool on a baking sheet, then tossed it in the freezer for about 10 minutes, then felt it was good to fry.
For me, the testament of a good dish is the visiting teenager’s inability to quit picking at it while I am cooking it and plating for the photo shoot.  I had to shoo him out of the kitchen on several occasions.  Finally, once I plated what I was going to use for photos, I jokingly told him to just take the pan and grab a fork.  Luckily, he used a bowl. Aloha Fried Rice ~ A sweet, tangy, and tropical twist on fried rice with pineapple, chicken, sweet red peppers, and smoked sausage  ~ The Complete Savorist

Aloha Fried Rice

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American Fusion
Author: Michelle De La Cerda
Aloha Fried Rice ~ A sweet, tangy, and tropical twist on fried rice with pineapple, chicken, sweet red peppers, and smoked sausage
Print

Ingredients

  • 11/2 cups dried rice
  • 1 large/2 small chicken breasts; diced
  • 1-14 oz pkg kielbasa; halved and sliced
  • 2 red bell peppers; diced
  • 1 bunch green onions; both white and green parts; divided
  • 1-20 oz can pineapple tidbits (or chunks); mostly drained
  • 3 large eggs; beaten
  • 31/2 tbsp Mr. Yoshida's Gourmet Sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce/tamari
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • Pepper to taste
  • Sesame oil (or any high heat oil)

Instructions

  1. Cook the rice according to package directions.
  2. Allow it to cool completely.
  3. Or use day old rice. Set aside.
  4. Slice the green onions, separating the white and green parts. Set aside.
  5. In a large skillet or wok, heat a tiny amount of oil over medium-high heat.
  6. Scramble the eggs and remove from the pan; set aside.
  7. Add a bit more oil and allow it to get hot.
  8. Add the chicken in a single layer.
  9. Season with salt and pepper.
  10. Once the chicken is mostly cooked on the one side, add the white portions of the green onions, the bell peppers, and garlic. Stir well.
  11. Once the chicken is cooked through, add the kielbasa and cook until the sausage begins to brown. Remove the mixture from the pan and set it aside.
  12. If needed, add more oil and toss in the cooled rice.
  13. Stir constantly, frying the rice.
  14. Once the rice begins to brown, add the Gourmet Sauce and the soy sauce. Stir well.
  15. Return the meat and veggies to the pan and combine well.
  16. Add the pineapple.
  17. Taste for seasoning, add any pepper.
  18. Once seasoned and all components are warmed through, add the egg back to the pan and stir it into the rice well.
  19. Sprinkle the remaining green onions (the green portions) over the rice. Serve immediately.

Aloha Fried Rice ~ A sweet, tangy, and tropical twist on fried rice with pineapple, chicken, sweet red peppers, and smoked sausage  ~ The Complete Savorist Aloha Fried Rice ~ A sweet, tangy, and tropical twist on fried rice with pineapple, chicken, sweet red peppers, and smoked sausage  ~ The Complete Savorist

Aloha Fried Rice ~ The Complete Savorist

You Might Also Like

21 Comments

  • Reply
    Virginia @thatbaldchick
    May 16, 2014 at 10:25 am

    Oh my, does that ever look yummy! I’ve never used sesame oil, where did you purchase it?

    • Reply
      Michelle
      May 16, 2014 at 10:31 am

      Virginia, sesame oil is available in most grocery stores where the “Asian” items are sold. I used to have to purchase it at Asian grocery stores years ago, but all my local stores, including Walmart now carry it with the Asian foods.

  • Reply
    Angel
    June 3, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Michelle this Aloha Rice looks delicious and all of the bright colors make such a pretty plate! 🙂

    • Reply
      Michelle
      June 3, 2014 at 11:45 pm

      Thank you Angel, it was really, really good. Something I will be making again soon.

  • Reply
    David @ CookingChat
    March 24, 2015 at 4:54 am

    great creative flavor combo here!

  • Reply
    Kristen @ A Mind Full Mom
    March 24, 2015 at 5:46 am

    I love the freshness the pineapple adds. My family would love this!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      March 24, 2015 at 11:39 pm

      Thank you Kristen. The pineapple is what makes this dish…well that and the sausage.

  • Reply
    Arman @ thebigmansworld
    March 25, 2015 at 1:24 am

    I live in the southern hemisphere version of your city…They say you experience all seasons in Melbourne and they don’t lie!

    Love this twist on fried rice- You won me with all the ingredients!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      March 25, 2015 at 4:23 pm

      It’s fun to play with classics, the pineapple makes this a bit sweet.

  • Reply
    pam (Sidewalk Shoes)
    March 25, 2015 at 6:06 am

    Love the sausage in this!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      March 25, 2015 at 5:02 pm

      Sausage is so good in this, with sweet pineapple.

  • Reply
    Linda
    July 14, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    If you want a more authentic “aloha” dish, substitute Spam for kielbasa. Hawaiians eat Spam. I never really liked Spam but after living here on Oahu, my family has developed a taste for it. I will try this recipe but with Spam.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      July 16, 2015 at 1:06 am

      YES! Next time with Spam.

  • Reply
    Pork Teriyaki Fried Rice
    October 6, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    […] a time or two that I love fried rice. I have several different types on the blog now HERE, HERE, and HERE so when the stars align in the form of extra leftover rice and very little time on my […]

  • Reply
    Marye
    January 28, 2016 at 6:14 am

    Oh yum! This fried rice looks fantastic. I love the variety of flavors!

  • Reply
    Kacey @ The Cookie Writer
    January 28, 2016 at 7:08 am

    Ha, is there any place where we can predict the weather!? It was warm the past two days and now I have snow again 🙂 But this rice is something we could count on! So many flavours going on here (and that is a good thing!)

  • Reply
    Kellie @ The Suburban Soapbox
    January 28, 2016 at 7:20 am

    I love fried rice….and kielbasa! I would never have thought to put it in fried rice but definitely going to try this!

  • Reply
    Kaitie
    January 28, 2016 at 8:05 am

    i never would have thought about this combination, but wow! what an awesome idea! I love it!

  • Reply
    Florian @ContentednessCooking
    January 28, 2016 at 8:12 am

    Wow love that you use pineapple here! bet it gives a tropical twist… I have to admit I’m absolutely a summer person, love the warm weather… Such an amazing and colorful dish!

  • Reply
    Debra @ Bowl Me Over
    January 28, 2016 at 11:33 am

    Mmmm…..fried rice – beautiful combination and great flavors. It sounds both savory and sweet – delish!

  • Leave a Reply

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.