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A classic combination of sweet pineapple and salty ham come together in this homemade version of Hawaiian Fried Rice. Adding the trifecta of garlic, ginger, and scallions transforms this into an authentic Chinese dinner.

Hawaiian Fried Rice

A classic combination of sweet pineapple and salty ham come together in this homemade version of Hawaiian Fried Rice. Adding the trifecta of garlic, ginger, and scallions transforms this into an authentic Chinese dinner.

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Asian
Keyword fried rice, ham
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 653 kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • Sriracha to taste (I like 1 tablespoon)
  • 3 tablespoons peanut oil divided
  • 1 cup chopped ham
  • 1 red bell pepper stemmed, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 6 scallions white parts minced, green parts cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 small onion halved and sliced thin
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger grated
  • 4 cups cooked long-grain white rice cold
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups fresh pineapple cut into 1/2-inch pieces

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, sesame oil, and Sriracha. Set aside.

  2. Heat 1 tablespoon peanut oil over medium heat in nonstick skillet until just smoking. Add ham, bell pepper, scallion whites, onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, 7 to 9 minutes. Stir in garlic and ginger and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Transfer to plate.

  3. Heat 1 tablespoon peanut oil in now empty skillet over medium heat until shimmering. Add rice and cook, breaking up clumps with spoon, until heated through, about 3 minutes.

  4. Push rice to one side of skillet and add remaining 1 tablespoon peanut oil to cleared side of skillet. Add eggs to oiled side of skillet and cook, stirring, until set, about 30 seconds.  

  5. Stir eggs and ham mixture into rice. Stir soy sauce mixture into rice until thoroughly combined. Off heat, stir in pineapple and scallion greens.