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Pineapple Chicken Fried Rice with Turmeric

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 382
Protein 36g
Fat 8g
Carbs 42g
Total Time 45 minutes

Can you imagine the taste of this pineapple chicken and rice? You will love it.

Do you love turmeric and use it in your recipes? Not only does turmeric give your food a brilliant yellow color, but turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory spice because it contains curcumin, which has been used to fight chronic inflammation and even heart disease. Additionally, the enzyme bromelain in pineapple can help reduce swelling, especially after a good workout..

So, here’s a tasty way to incorporate 2 ingredients with healing properties into one meal.

In boiled water, add brown brown rice, sprinkle anti-inflammatory turmeric powder, add a few drops of olive oil. Reduce the heat, cover and cook for half an hour, or until the rice is fully cooked. Set the rice aside and let it cool down to room temperature.

To make the sauce, you will need one small bowl. Pour in a bowl some low sodium sauce, fresh ginger, and spice it up with sriracha. Mix it together and set aside.

Spray a nonstick skillet with a little bit of olive oil, toss in chicken breasts, and cook for 5 to 8 minutes. When it’s done, remove the chicken from the skillet.

Reduce the heat and add a little bit of olive oil to the same skillet, toss in green onions, and some garlic. Mix it together and make sure it’s all laid in the oil. Increase the heat and add bell pepper and pineapple in the skillet, and stir for one more minute.

Now toss in turmeric rice and the chicken and mix everything together. Move the rice and meet to one side of the skillet and pour in the sauce. Fold everything together when the sauce starts to boil, ensuring everything is fully covered and saucy.

Serve in the bowl or on a plate and garnish with some fresh cilantro and onions.

Boom. Great pineapple chicken fried rice is ready to blow your mind!

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Pineapple Chicken Fried Rice with Turmeric

Ingredients
pineapple chicken fried rice

pineapple chicken fried rice

Ingredients for 4 servings:

  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons turmeric
  • 1 1/2 lb raw chicken breast, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup green onion, chopped
  • 1 large red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple, cut into ½-inch chunks
  • Sauce
    • 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh ginger (or paste)
    • 2 tablespoons sriracha
    • 2 tablespoons water
    • 2 teaspoons arrowroot powder (OR tapioca starch OR cornstarch)
Steps
  1. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil, then add rice, turmeric and 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Reduce the heat to simmer, then cover and cook for about 30 minutes until rice is fully cooked and the water has been absorbed.  Fluff with a fork and set aside to let the rice cool, ideally to room temperature or place in the fridge.
  2. Set a large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Once hot spray with some olive oil and add the chicken.  Sear the chicken on the outside edges until brown, then cook the chicken completely through, about 6 to 8 minutes. Then remove the chicken from the skillet.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium and add remaining 3 tablespoons of olive oil, green onion and garlic and mix to flavor the oil, about 1 minute. Be careful not to burn the garlic.
  4. Toss in the bell pepper and cook for an additional 1 minute.
  5. Increase the heat to medium-high and toss in the pineapple. Stir everything together for about 1 minute, then add the rice and the chicken. Fold everything together.
  6. Mix together the ingredients for the sauce. Move the mixture to one side of the skillet, then pour in the sauce. As soon as it starts to bubble, immediately and continuously fold the rice mixture into the sauce, ensuring the rice is fully coated and saucy.
  7. Garnish with green onion and fresh cilantro if desired.

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Calories
382
Protein
36g
Fat
8g
Carbs
42g
Sodium
Fiber
2g
Sugar
6g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.