Paradise Fried Rice

I really don’t have time to cook this week. With a conference I have to travel to coming up and working on the house, it’s just too busy. So I opted for a recipe that could be put together in a flash. Fried rice is one of those dishes that is easy to make and can use items that you already have on hand. I am starting with a recipe from Delish for Paradise Fried Rice and making a few swaps. This relies on ham and pineapple for the bulk of the flavor. I’ll keep the pineapple, but I think we can use something else other than ham. That’s one of the few meats I cannot make myself and it’s loaded with salt. The good thing is regular pork can be flavored in a way to make it taste just as good, without the salt.

Here are the original stats:

Here’s what I changed:

  • I swapped out the ham for pork tenderloin to increase the protein and lower the sodium.
  • I increased the servings from 4 to 5 to lower the calories.
  • I replaced the white rice with brown to increase the fiber.
  • I added some snow peas for extra crunch.
  • I am using an ultra low sodium soy sauce to reduce the sodium.

Here are the final stats:

Here is the final recipe:

Paradise Fried Rice

Serves 5

  • 1 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 red bell peppers, diced
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1 cup diced pineapple
  • 1 pound cooked pork tenderloin, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 2 tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 4 ounces snow peas
  • Scallions, for garnish
  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add onion and garlic and cook until soft, 3 minutes, then add peppers and zucchini and cook until soft, 6 minutes.
  2. Add pineapple and pork and stir until combined. Add in the snow peas and stir. Move the ingredients to one side and add eggs. Scramble 3 minutes, then stir to combine. Add cooked rice and stir until combined.
  3. Stir in soy sauce and sprinkle with scallions.

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