Sweet + Savory Hawaiian Fried Rice
I have a major thing for that Sweet & Salty combo! This fried rice gives us all those CRAVABLE flavors, while delivering a healthy source of complex carbohydrates, veggies, and protein!
Daydreaming of those sunnier days ahead, what about you?
Shake off the cold with the exotic taste of fresh pineapple as a stand-in for an island vacation.
Although fresh pineapple is available year-round in most of the US, this island fruit hits its peak from March through July.
Besides being completely DELICIOUS, fresh Pineapple is packed with nutrients, antioxidants and other helpful compounds, such as enzymes that can help with digestion, fight inflammation and disease.
So eat up!
So what’s the deal with Coconut Aminos?!
Several months ago we held an informal “taste-off” (taste testing) with a few CFC staffers in my kitchen. This group included our videographer who is a HUGE “foodie” and will tell you himself that he’s not always making the healthiest choices.
Back to the taste test:
I served each person 3 small bowls of brown rice sprinkled with:
Low Sodium Soy Sauce
Bragg’s Liquid Aminos
The UNANIMOUS win for best taste was Coconut Aminos! Which is AWESOME because I believe coconut aminos to be the healthiest of the bunch if you’re looking to avoid soy products.
Second place was a TIE between the remaining two options.
If you haven’t yet tried Coconut Aminos you’re truly missing out!
makes 6 servings
- 2 Tbsps avocado oil, unrefined coconut oil, or olive oil, divided
- 3 large eggs, beaten
- 1/2 small head broccoli, cut into very small florets
- 2 medium carrots, diced small
- 3 fresh garlic cloves, minced
- 1/4 medium fresh pineapple, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
- 2 red bell pepper, diced small
- 3 cups cooked brown rice
- 1/3 cup coconut aminos
- 2 Tbsps fresh lime juice
- 3 green onions, sliced to garnish
- 1 Tbsp sesame seeds, to garnish
- sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Heat 1 Tablespoon of your oil in a large skillet or wok over medium heat. Pour the beaten eggs into the skillet.
As eggs begin to set, push cooked ends toward the center, allowing the uncooked portions to flow underneath. When eggs are fully set, remove to a cutting board and chop.
In that same skillet, heat the remaining 1 Tablespoon oil over medium-high heat.
Add in broccoli and carrots and cook, stirring frequently, until broccoli is bright green and tender, about 5 minutes.
Stir in the garlic, pineapple, and bell pepper, then continue to cook until all veggies are tender, 3-4 minutes more.
While your skillet is still on the heat, add in cooked rice, chopped eggs, coconut aminos, and fresh lime juice, then gently stir to combine.
Remove from heat and sprinkle with green onions and sesame seeds. Season with sea salt and pepper to taste if desired.