Island Style Fried Rice

Island-Style Fried Rice makes a tasty meal or side dish, offering the tropical flavor of pineapple that pairs nicely with the pork.


1 1/2 cups uncooked jasmine rice
3 cups water
2 teaspoons peanut oil
¾ pound fully cooked pork chop meat, cubed
1/2 cup sliced Chinese sweet pork sausage (lup cheong)
3 eggs, beaten
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 (8 ounce) can pineapple chunks, drained
1/2 cup chopped green onion
3 tablespoons oyster sauce
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


Take the rice and water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Lower heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender, and the liquid has been absorbed, 20 – 25 minutes. Allow the rice cool fully.

Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in a skillet over average heat, and brown the cubed meat and sausage. Set aside, and dump the beaten eggs into the hot skillet. Scramble the eggs, and set aside.

Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a big, nonstick skillet over average heat, and stir in the rice. Mix the rice with the hot oil until heated through and starting to brown, for about 2 minutes. Add the garlic powder, mix the rice for 1 more minute to develop the garlic taste, and stir in the cubed meat, sausage, scrambled eggs, pineapple, and oyster sauce. Cook and stir until the oyster sauce coats the rice and other ingredients, 2 – 3 minutes, stir in the green onions, and serve.