When you need a quick weeknight dinner that pleases the whole family, try our Customizable Pineapple Fried Rice! It serves six and can be amped up by adding your favorite protein or favorite veggies to the base recipe. The secret is baking the sweet, savory rice mixture in the oven until it starts to caramelize on the top to achieve that signature sticky fried rice texture. It’s easier than you think!
Grab these things to get started:
Now for the fun part! Begin by preparing the rice according to your package directions. To infuse even more flavor into your dish, replace the water with vegetable stock.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees (325 for a convection oven). As it’s warming, toss all the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. This includes any of the extras you’ve decided to add to customize the recipe for your family.
Now spread the pineapple rice out over greased baking sheets and back it on the middle rack for about 45 to 60 minutes. This is where the magic happens! You’ll want the rice to begin browning and sticking to the sheet.
Scrape the rice out into a large serving bowl and dig in!