Pineapple rice


Yunnan province in southwest China borders on southeast Asia, and I discovered to my joy how similar some of the dishes were to Thai cuisine. This dish combines fruit with a savoury mixture. It’s easy to make and makes a delicious change.


  • long grain rice measured to the 400ml/14fl oz level in a measuring jug and cooked according to packet instructions
  • 2 tbsp groundnut or peanut oil
  • 225g/8oz minced pork
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 3 tbsp finely chopped spring onions
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 small pineapple (approximately 225g/8oz), peeled, cored and chopped into 1cm/½in pieces