Far-East Fruited Rice Recipe - A Taste of China

Far-East Fruited Rice

Far-East Fruited Rice Recipe - A Taste of China
Region / culture: China | Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 30 minutes | Servings: 4


Far-East Fruited Rice
Far-East Fruited Rice

Far-East Fruited Rice is a delicious and flavorful dish that combines the sweetness of pineapple with the savory flavors of ham and chicken. This dish is perfect for a family dinner or a special occasion.


This recipe is inspired by traditional Asian cuisine, which often combines sweet and savory flavors in dishes. The addition of pineapple adds a tropical twist to this classic rice dish.


How to prepare

  1. Stir the butter into the hot rice.
  2. Add the ham, chicken, pineapple, green pepper, water chestnuts, salt, black pepper, soy sauce, garlic powder, and onion powder.
  3. Transfer the mixture into a buttered 1.5 qt (1.42 liter) casserole dish.
  4. Cover the dish and bake it for 30 minutes at 350°F (177°C)


  • Add shrimp or tofu for a different protein source.
  • Use different vegetables such as broccoli or carrots for added color and flavor.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to use hot cooked rice for this recipe to ensure that the flavors are well incorporated.

- You can customize this dish by adding your favorite vegetables or protein sources.

- Be sure to cover the casserole dish while baking to prevent the rice from drying out.

Serving Suggestions

Serve Far-East Fruited Rice as a main dish with a side of steamed vegetables or a fresh salad.

Cooking Techniques


Ingredient Substitutions

Use butter instead of margarine for a richer flavor.

- Substitute pork or beef for the chicken and ham.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the rice mixture ahead of time and refrigerate it until ready to bake.

Presentation Ideas

Garnish the dish with chopped green onions or cilantro for a pop of color.

Pairing Recommendations

Serve Far-East Fruited Rice with a glass of white wine or a refreshing iced tea.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or oven until heated through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Far-East Fruited Rice contains approximately 300 calories.


This dish is a good source of carbohydrates, with each serving containing approximately 30 grams.


Each serving of Far-East Fruited Rice contains approximately 10 grams of fat.


This dish is a good source of protein, with each serving containing approximately 20 grams.

Vitamins and minerals

Far-East Fruited Rice is rich in vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C from the pineapple and green pepper, as well as iron and zinc from the chicken and ham.


This recipe contains soy sauce, which may contain gluten. It also contains chicken and ham, which may be allergens for some individuals.


Far-East Fruited Rice is a balanced dish that provides a good mix of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and essential vitamins and minerals.


Far-East Fruited Rice is a delicious and satisfying dish that combines sweet and savory flavors in every bite. Perfect for a family dinner or special occasion, this recipe is sure to become a favorite in your household.

How did I get this recipe?

I recall the feeling of curiosity that overcame me when I found this recipe for Far-East Fruited Rice. It was tucked away in an old cookbook that I had inherited from my own grandmother. I had never heard of such a dish before, and the combination of fruits and rice sounded intriguing to me.

Growing up, my family didn't have many opportunities to try exotic dishes from faraway lands. We lived in a small town where the culinary scene was quite limited. But my curiosity about different cuisines was insatiable, and I longed to broaden my culinary horizons.

One day, while flipping through the pages of my grandmother's cookbook, a faded, yellowed piece of paper slipped out and fell to the floor. Curious, I picked it up and saw that it was a handwritten recipe for Far-East Fruited Rice. The writing was elegant and precise, and I could tell that it had been written with care and love.

As I read through the ingredients and instructions, I felt a sense of excitement building within me. The recipe called for fragrant jasmine rice, dried apricots, toasted almonds, and a blend of exotic spices like cinnamon and cardamom. It sounded like a dish that would transport me to a far-off land with just one bite.

I knew that I had to make this dish and experience the flavors for myself. So, I set out to gather all the ingredients that I needed from the local market. I could hardly contain my excitement as I carefully measured out the rice, chopped the apricots, and toasted the almonds.

The kitchen was filled with an intoxicating aroma as the spices mingled with the fruits and nuts. I could feel the warmth and love that had gone into creating this recipe, and I knew that it was something truly special.

As the rice cooked and absorbed all the flavors, I felt a sense of anticipation building within me. When the dish was finally ready, I scooped a generous portion onto a plate and took my first bite.

The flavors exploded in my mouth, each bite a symphony of sweetness, nuttiness, and warmth. The rice was perfectly cooked, each grain infused with the essence of the spices and fruits. It was a dish unlike anything I had ever tasted before, and I knew that it would become a staple in my own kitchen.

As I savored each bite, I couldn't help but wonder about the origins of this recipe. Who had created it, and where had it come from? I imagined a far-off land where the air was filled with the heady scents of spices and fruits, and the people cooked with love and passion.

I like to think that this recipe had been passed down through generations, each cook adding their own twist and flare to make it their own. And now, it had found its way into my hands, where I would continue the tradition and share it with my own family and friends.

This recipe for Far-East Fruited Rice had opened up a whole new world of flavors and possibilities for me. It had sparked a fire within me to explore new cuisines and experiment with different ingredients. And most importantly, it had taught me that the love and passion that we put into our cooking is what truly makes a dish special.

So, as I sat at the table, savoring each bite of the Far-East Fruited Rice, I felt grateful for the curiosity that had led me to this recipe. It had brought me closer to my roots, my heritage, and the love that had been passed down through the generations. And for that, I would always be thankful.


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