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Pineapple Fried Rice

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Yield: 24 servings

kikkoman products used:


3 quarts water
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 3/4 pounds uncooked jasmine rice
canola oil, as needed
8 eggs, lightly beaten
3/4 pound cooked ham
14 ounces diced zucchini
10 ounces diced green bell pepper
4 ounces minced shallots
1/4 cup grated or minced fresh ginger
4 teaspoons minced garlic
1 cup Kikkoman Soy Sauce
1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
1 pound, 10 ounces drained canned pineapple chunks in juice, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 ounce thinly sliced fresh basil leaves
salt and pepper
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
1 tablespoon Asian sesame seed


In large pot over high heat, bring water and salt to a boil; stir in rice. Return to a boil; stir once. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook 20 minutes or until water is absorbed. Remove from heat; let stand 10 minutes. Spread onto oiled sheet pan in thin layer; cool.

Coat sauté pan with thin layer of oil; heat over medium-high heat until hot. In batches, cook thin layers of egg until set, turning once. Remove from pan; cut into thin strips.

In large sauté pan, heat oil over medium-high heat until hot. Sauté ham until lightly browned; remove from pan. In same pan, heat oil over medium-high heat until hot. Sauté zucchini and bell pepper 2 to 3 minutes or until barely tender; remove from pan. In rondo, heat oil over medium-high heat until hot. Add shallots, ginger and garlic; cook until softened.

Stir in cooked rice; cook 10 minutes or until rice is golden brown, turning occasionally. Add soy sauce; stir to coat evenly. Cook 5 minutes to caramelize soy sauce. Combine vinegar and sugar, mixing to dissolve; stir into rice. Add ham, zucchini and pepper, pineapple and basil; stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish each serving with green onion and sesame seed.

Recipe created by Chef Tim Cushman


Even people who love soy sauce and use it all the time are often surprised to learn what it is and how it’s made. We make ours from just four simple ingredients—water, soybeans, wheat, and salt. Those ingredients are transformed through a traditional brewing process—much like making wine or beer—that has remained unchanged for centuries.

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