Ham and pineapple are amazing on pizza and in this rice. When you have some extra ham this is a great thing to make. I take the ham and use a food processor to make it finely minced but, if you like chunks feel free to chop it as you like.
You will need:
- 1 cup rice – cooked in 2 cups of water – let come to a boil then cover and turn to low and leave it.
- 2 cups chopped ham
- 1 onion – finely chopped
- 1 tsp fresh thyme
- 1 fresh red chili – minced fine
- 1 cup chopped pineapple (fresh or canned)
- olive oil
- 2 spring onions – finely chopped
- 1 tbsp fresh cilantro – chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
Step 1: cook rice, (or use leftovers) chop onions, red chili and clean thyme leaves from stalks.
Step 2: mince ham in a food processor. In a pan saute ham, pineapple, onions and thyme. Cook to remove some of the water and start to brown.This will take 5-10 minutes on medium heat.
Step 3: add rice, chopped chili, spring onions and cilantro along with a few tbsp olive oil. Fry on high heat for a few minutes. Taste and add salt and pepper and a bit of soy sauce.
Makes a good side dish or add some chicken and you have a meal (I cooked mine in some olive oil and mango juice, salt and pepper to stay with the sweet theme!)