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
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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.