It is officially summer and I love the foods of summer. Yesterday I went to my farmers market and stocked up on some great fruit and veggies for the week.
I just came back from a trip to Mexico which was lovely and relaxing. I will have to tell you more about the food and restaurants I checked out later. Wanting to keep the tropical feeling going awhile longer I made a batch of Pineapple Stir Fried RIce. I wish I could remember where I originally came across this recipe so that I could give proper credit but it is so good. The combination of the ingredients make for an explosion of flavor in your mouth. It is crunchy, spicy and sweet all at the same time.
It is great topped with grilled shrimp or alongside grilled fish or chicken. You can chop up all the ingredients ahead of time and then it only takes a few minutes to put together.
Pineapple Stir-Fried Rice
1/8 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup fresh ginger, finely chopped
1/4 cup lemongrass, finely chopped
1 jalapeno, seeded & finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups brown rice, cooked and chilled
1 1/2 cup pineapple, diced
1 cup cilantro, coarsely chopped
2/3 cup macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup mint, coarsely chopped
2 tbsp fish sauce
salt and pepper to taste
Add the rice and cook until heated through.
Add the remaining ingredients and toss until heated through.