Grilled Pineapple Fried Rice
This delicious dish isn’t technically fried like most “fried rice” because it’s not cooked in oil – just water! There is a very small amount of sesame oil in the sauce and that’s it! Healthy and tasty un-fried rice!
green onions (green and white parts)
cut into small cubes
cooled (see note above)
tamari or other low-sodium, gluten-free soy sauce
pineapple or orange juice
toasted sesame oil
e.g., maple syrup or agave
On hot grill or grill pan, cook the pineapple slices about 5 minutes per side. Slice into bite-sized pieces and set aside.
In a small bowl, combine tamari, pineapple juice, sesame oil, sweetener and chili paste. Taste to adjust flavors if needed (you may like it spicier, sweeter, etc). Set aside.
In a wok or deep skillet, sauté onion and carrots until soft, adding small amounts of water as they stick to deglaze the pan.
Add garlic and cook another minute.
Add tofu, peas, brown rice, green onion, pineapple and cook, stirring constantly, until warmed through.
Add sauce, and cook a few minutes, stirring often, until sauce is evenly distributed.