Vegan Hawaiian fried rice is a delicious combination of sweet crunchy pineapple, sweet corn, vegetables, and a hot sauce.
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Other than one's own home country or city, there are few places on every body’s list, even the mere mention of which makes him/ her feel refreshed and happy. Hawaii is one of such places on my list.
Though never been to Hawaii, I have a very good impression of it on my mind (thanks to some of my favorite movies like Moana, Jurassic Park, Pearl Harbor, 50 first dates, and all the travel shows I have been watching on TV, since childhood).
Do you know that the Hawaiian Islands are the projecting tops of the biggest mountain range in the world….yes, technically Mount Everest is not the tallest mountain range if we also consider the height below the sea level.
When I think of Hawaii, I think of beautiful beaches, clear water, bright days, flowers, tropical fruits, colors…everything bright and happy. No wonder that there are different flowers and colors to represent each of its islands.
Today, on my food voyage, I planned of making something from the beautiful Hawaiian Islands. The dish is Hawaiian fried rice (vegan version). The original recipe has ham in it but since I no longer eat meat, I have skipped it. Even without ham, it’s one of the most delicious and refreshing fried rice recipes, I have ever tried.
The best part is that it has one of my favorite fruits – pineapple in it which gives it a very fresh taste.
Step by step photo instructions
How to make Vegan Hawaiian fried rice?
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Making time: 20 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
- Steamed rice: 3 cups
- Pineapple: 2 cups, diced (fresh or canned, both are fine)
- Onion: 1, finely diced
- Carrot: 1, diced
- Red bell pepper: 1, diced
- Green peas: ½ a cup (fresh or frozen)
- Corn kernels: ½ a cup (fresh or frozen)
- Spring onion: ½ a cup, finely chopped
- Garlic cloves: 2-3, chopped
- Ginger powder: 1 teaspoon
- Black pepper powder: 1 teaspoon / as per taste
- Soy sauce: 2 tablespoons
- Hot sauce of your choice: 1 tablespoon / as per taste (I have used red chili sauce)
- Salt: As per taste
- Cooking oil: 2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon
- Mix soy sauce, hot sauce, pepper, ginger powder, salt, and 1 teaspoon cooking oil in a bowl and keep aside
- Heat oil in a wok. Add onion and garlic paste to it. Stir fry on high flame for 2-3 minutes, till onion becomes translucent
- Add in the carrots, stir-fry for 2-3 minutes and then add the green peas and corn
- After stir-frying the vegetables for next 2-3 minutes, add in the bell pepper and cook for another 1-2 minutes, stirring continuously
- To give a smoky flavor, cook on high heat and stop stirring for few seconds. Start stirring again as soon as the vegetables start turning brown from the sides. Be careful as the vegetables may get burnt very easily on high heat
- Now add the rice, chopped spring onion, sauce mixture and pineapples
- Mix everything nicely and serve hot!