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Pineapple Fried Rice

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Make tonight’s meal a “take-in” by making this pineapple fried rice! If you aren’t into pineapple fried rice, I’ve got a chicken version that will satisfy any take-out cravings!

Take-out or take-in? You won't be able to tell that this pineapple fried rice was homemade and just as delicious as calling your neighborhood Thai takeout place! Much healthier to make this pineapple fried rice at home and it's super easy!

I probably won’t be the first to say this but I’m so so SO happy that 2016 is over. Looking back on 2016, I’m wondering if it could be any worse. 2016 literally was the worst year that I can ever remember and I probably won’t forget it anytime soon, either. We started 2016 with Winston breaking his leg, going through a blizzard, Winston going through physical therapy every week, the worst election to date, Jason’s grandmother passing away a week before Thanksgiving, Jason’s other grandmother passing away the day after Christmas, and us attending a funeral on the last day of the year. And not to mention all the iconic celebrities that have passed this year.

Seriously, 2017. You are SO welcomed.

Take-out or take-in? You won't be able to tell that this pineapple fried rice was homemade and just as delicious as calling your neighborhood Thai takeout place! Much healthier to make this pineapple fried rice at home and it's super easy!

With every new year, there comes new goals and resolutions. If one of your resolutions is to cook more and eat in more, then we are totally going to be bff’s this next year. I feel strongly about committing to something for a certain amount of time before giving up. I know meal planning can be hard and I know finding the time to do a million things including grocery shopping can seem daunting but my best advice to you is prioritize, organize, and lists.

Ever since I started bullet journaling, I feel that I have been able to prioritize what needs to get done and what can be on hold. One of the biggest changes last year for me was meal planning. You might think being a food blogger and writer, I am 100% on top of meal planning and cooking at home. Wrong. I work a full time job and in addition, there were a ton of curveballs thrown at us last year. However, I discovered that every Saturday night, if I devoted just 30 minutes to meal planning (instead of sitting in front of the tv getting lost in Netflix), I would be able to wake up early on a Sunday morning and go to the grocery store with my shopping list for the week.

I’m telling you, if you meal plan, you will likely eat in more and thus save money and thus be healthier. And if all three of those things are your goals for 2017, then oh man, I’d love to help you! Just take a look around the blog and find recipes that you want to try or new flavors that intrigue you.

Take-out or take-in? You won't be able to tell that this pineapple fried rice was homemade and just as delicious as calling your neighborhood Thai takeout place! Much healthier to make this pineapple fried rice at home and it's super easy!

Here’s the thing: if you meal plan and create a shopping list, you will go to the grocery store, buy all the ingredients for the week and not eat out. Why? Because you’ll open a fridge full of food and realize you don’t want to waste additional money by eating out.

Of course I’m not saying you can’t treat yourself every now and then; we totally do on the weekends. But having a meal plan during the week has helped us stay on track and helped us with dinners every night because we KNOW exactly what we are doing instead of running around discovering that we don’t have an ingredient to something we want to make.

Take-out or take-in? You won't be able to tell that this pineapple fried rice was homemade and just as delicious as calling your neighborhood Thai takeout place! Much healthier to make this pineapple fried rice at home and it's super easy!

And on THAT note, let’s embrace 2017 with some take-out but having it be a “take-in” because you are making this pineapple fried rice at home! Yay!!

Take-out or take-in? You won't be able to tell that this pineapple fried rice was homemade and just as delicious as calling your neighborhood Thai takeout place! Much healthier to make this pineapple fried rice at home and it's super easy!
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Pineapple Fried Rice
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Take-out or take-in? You won't be able to tell that this pineapple fried rice was homemade and just as delicious as calling your neighborhood Thai takeout place!

Servings: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup diced onions
  • 1 cup diced red bell peppers
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 cups diced fresh pineapple
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups day-old white rice
  • Scallions, for topping (optional)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil. Once oil is heated, add onions, diced bell peppers, and garlic. Cook until fragrant and softened, about 5 minutes.

  2. Add the diced pineapple and toss to warm up, about 2 minutes.

  3. Add the fish sauce, soy sauce, and eggs. Cook until eggs cooked through and break them up with your spatula so they're basically like scrambled eggs throughout the dish.

  4. Add the day-old rice and toss to warm through, about 7-10 minutes. Add more soy sauce, if desired. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

  5. Top with scallions before serving, if using.

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Posted on January 02, 2017

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  1. Sommer @aspicyperspective
    01/02/2017 at 9:50 am

    This looks amazing! I can’t wait to try this recipe!

  2. del davies
    01/02/2017 at 1:15 pm

    This sounds great and will be my supper for tomorrow night. Thank you Table for Two….really enjoy your input. Greetings for 2017 from sunny Cape Town.

  3. Marla Meridith
    01/02/2017 at 2:59 pm

    We are not going anywhere tonight & this looks like the perfect meal!

  4. Heather Christo
    01/02/2017 at 3:11 pm

    Here si to a much better year Julie :) XOXO

  5. Leigh
    01/02/2017 at 3:17 pm

    Looking forward to this recipe! Also looking forward to 2017 because I am thrilled with the election outcome! Grandmothers are such special people, I’m very sorry for your loss.

  6. Maria
    01/03/2017 at 12:38 pm

    Sounds like a crowd pleaser!

  7. Jessica Gavin
    01/07/2017 at 3:02 am

    We love fried rice at my house, I can’t wait to try this pineapple version!

  8. Caroline
    01/17/2017 at 12:51 pm

    Would you consider adding a Yum button to your blog.

    • Julie
      01/18/2017 at 7:03 am

      I used to have one! Not very many people used it so I took it off :(

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