Struggling to come up with meal time ideas? Check out Simply Good, a cookbook that serves up great-tasting recipes and helps raise funds for the underprivileged at the same time.
Here at HoneyKids, we love food. It’s hard not to, especially when you live in Singapore! We’ve got recipes for bread if you’re still baking up a storm, one-pot meals and things on toast for when you’re just feeling lazy, and the best chocolate chip cookies that are super nom-worthy. But, if you’re still on the lookout for dinner recipes, we have a great suggestion for you.
In conjunction with The Methodist Church in Singapore’s (MCS) 135th anniversary, check out the Simply Good cookbook, which aims to raise funds for the underprivileged. There are tons of great recipes that are quick, healthy, affordable, and will feed a family of four. Plus, each recipe only takes 45 minutes or less to make, feature traditional Peranakan, Chinese, Malay and Indian dishes, and are healthy, too! Our favourite of the lot? Pineapple fried rice with chicken floss and prawns. Read on for the recipe down below!
Pineapple fried rice, Simply Good cookbook
Cooking time: 45 mins on medium heat
- 3 cups brown rice, cooked and stored overnight in refrigerator
- 10 medium-sized prawns, cleaned, shelled and deveined
- 1 carrot
- 1/2 tsp sugar
- 1 fresh pineapple
- 2 tbsps vegetable oil
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup peas
- 2 tbsps light soya sauce
- 1 stalk spring onion, cut in 1/2-cm lengths
- Chicken floss
1. Cut prawns and carrot separately into approximately 1.5-cm cubes. Marinate prawns with sugar. Set aside.
2. Wash pineapple and cut into half lengthwise. Remove the flesh from the shells to form two boats. Cut the flesh to get 1 bowl of 3-cm pineapple cubes. Eat the remaining pineapple as fruit.
3. Heat oil in a wok over high heat. When hot, add garlic and fry until fragrant and slightly brown. Add prawns and stir-fry until cooked. Push prawns to the side of wok.
4. Crack in eggs, mix and fry until slightly brown. Break the fried eggs into smaller pieces.
5. Add cooked rice, pineapple, carrot and peas. Bring in the prawns and stir-fry until rice is thoroughly loosened. Add light soya sauce and continue to stir-fry for 10 minutes. Taste and adjust.
6. Scoop rice into the pineapple boats. Garnish with spring onions and chicken floss. Serve pineapple fried rice hot with chilli sauce or sambal.
Brown rice has a lovely nuttiness, much more nutrients like B vitamins and extra dietary fibre. If 100% of brown rice is not favoured, try 50% each of brown and white rice. Fresh pineapple is a healthier choice than canned pineapple. You may use sliced fresh pineapples.
There you go – a tasty, homemade pineapple fried rice recipe for the family! If you’re looking to purchase a copy, the Simply Good cookbook will be available through all Methodist churches for $10, after circuit breaker measures are lifted. The book will also be available in English, Mandarin, Malay or Tamil. And, all proceeds will contribute to MCS’s anniversary fundraising target of $1.35 million for the underprivileged.
Psst, there’s a giveaway contest being held at the moment, too. Choose a recipe that MCS has shared on its social media, and share it along with your favourite memory with loved ones. The contest closes on 26 June.