Mar 092017
 
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Disney’s Moana is one of my favorite movies from the last few years.  We received a copy last week from our friends at Disney and watched it three times with two different groups of people over the weekend.

This fresh Pineapple Fried Rice recipe is a great way to celebrate the release of Disney's Moana. Ham, pineapple, and peppers are perfect compliments to each other in this yummy fried rice.

When new movies release, I really love doing a movie-themed recipe or craft to enjoy with my family while we watch.  Originally I wanted to do something with coconuts, because after seeing Moana in theaters I knew they were a focus in the song “Where You Are“.  But it’s not exactly coconut season in Kentucky, so instead, I decided to make Pineapple Fried Rice.

“Where You Are” is just one of the many amazing songs in Moana.  In addition to picking up the Moana Blu-ray or DVD, you really should get the Moana soundtrack, too. I like all the songs, with “How Far I’ll Go”, “We Know The Way”, and “I Am Moana” being three of my favorites.

Pineapple Fried Rice Recipe

This fresh Pineapple Fried Rice recipe is a great way to celebrate the release of Disney's Moana. Ham, pineapple, and peppers are perfect compliments to each other in this yummy fried rice.

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Pineapple Fried Rice
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Ingredients
  • 4 cups cooked white or brown rice
  • 1½ T vegetable oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, deseeded and diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup cooked, diced ham
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 T soy sauce
  • 1 T sesame oil
  • ½ tsp. ground ginger
Instructions
  1. Cook rice according to package directions; let cool to room temperature.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok on medium-high.
  3. Add bell pepper and cook 2 minutes.
  4. Add diced garlic; cook an additional 1 minute.
  5. Stir in diced ham and pineapple pieces. Cook 3-4 minutes until they begin to brown.
  6. Add cooked rice and heat, stirring frequently to keep the rice from sticking. Break up any clumps.
  7. Push rice to the side of the pan and pour the beaten eggs into the empty well and scramble.
  8. Mix scrambled eggs into rice.
  9. In a small bowl, combine soy sauce, sesame oil, and ginger. Pour over rice.
  10. Stir until thoroughly combined and heated through.

As much as I loved the little pig Pua in the movie (even though his screen time was so short, why?) after Moana said “Mmm, that’s good pork!” I didn’t feel bad including the diced ham.

This fresh Pineapple Fried Rice recipe is a great way to celebrate the release of Disney's Moana. Ham, pineapple, and peppers are perfect compliments to each other in this yummy fried rice.

In the beginning of Moana they talk a lot about how the people on the island use every part of the things they can.  I decided to embrace their mentality and used the pineapple itself to serve my Pineapple Fried Rice.

You just slice the front of the pineapple off, right in front of the stem, and then cut the pineapple out to make a boat.  Use the fresh pineapple in the recipe, and you’ll have a little left over to eat, too.

This fresh Pineapple Fried Rice recipe is a great way to celebrate the release of Disney's Moana. Ham, pineapple, and peppers are perfect compliments to each other in this yummy fried rice.

Hubs isn’t a huge fan of pineapple, and he ate a big bowl of this, so if you’re on the fence about trying Pineapple Fried Rice I encourage you to give it a try.  It really is delicious!  And don’t forget to pick up a copy of Moana.  A movie about love of family and community, it really is one of the best movies of the last few years.

This fresh Pineapple Fried Rice recipe is a great way to celebrate the release of Disney's Moana. Ham, pineapple, and peppers are perfect compliments to each other in this yummy fried rice.

Have you tried Pineapple Fried Rice or seen Moana?  I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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About Liza

Liza is a mom (5-year-old daughter, 20-year-old stepson, and 24-year-old stepdaughter) and wife living in Louisville. She loves spending time with her family, visiting the local zoo and parks, as well as planning travel adventures. Cooking and baking, DIY projects and crafts, and coffee - lots and lots of coffee - round out some of her other hobbies.

  20 Responses to “Make Way for Fresh Pineapple Fried Rice and Disney’s Moana”

  1. This sounds so yummy and it look delicious!

  2. You had me from fried rice! YUM!

  3. This looks so good. I haven’t made fried rice in years, so I am inspired. The pineapple is a nice touch and the presentation. Thanks for sharing at DI&DI.

  4. How fun would this be! I don’t normally add pineapple into my fried rice, but this sounds good and serving it in the pineapple is just so fun.

    Thanks for sharing on #TastyTuesdays

  5. What a neat recipe! YUM!! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  6. Wow, this looks totally awesome! Pinned to share. Thanks for linking up your recipe with us at Brag About It!

  7. I love fried rice but hadn’t ever thought of putting it in a fresh pineapple like that. What a great idea!

    I followed you here from the Making a Home linky. I just shared my post about creating a homemaker’s puttering basket. I’d love to have you visit me on my blog. Come on by and I’ll make you a virtual cup of tea. :)

  8. I’ve heard such good things about Moana, Liza. My friend’s little girl has seen it 3 times already! Love your Pineapple Fried Rice – it looks absolutely delicious and your presentation is beautiful. Visiting via Miz Helen’s Country Cottage. Would love for you to share this yummy recipe with my weekly link party – Hearth and Soul – if you have time. Hope to ‘see’ you there!

  9. This looks so delicious and festive too! I love the cute presentation!

  10. Your pineapple fried rice looks delish and I am partial to fresh pineapple dishes. You presented beautifully in a fresh pineapple half. Thank you for sharing your recipe at the Snickerdoodle Create~Bake~Make link party! Pinning

  11. How fun to create a meal inspired by a movie. Thanks for sharing your recipe on Merry Monday. Pinned.

  12. We will love your Pineapple Fried Rice, it looks delicious! Hope you are having a fantastic week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

  13. Oh my gosh! This sounds tasty and looks so beautiful! Something I never would have thought to put together. Thank you for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday!

  14. This looks delicious. We make fried rice a few times a month. I’ll have to give your recipe a try.

  15. What an interesting and fun twist on fried rice! I love this!

  16. This looks delicious!!!!!

  17. I love that you served the fried rice in the pineapple! So lovely and looks delicious!

  18. I’ll change the ham to chicken, or drop the meat entirely and be in! YUM!

    This looks amazing.

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