Fried Rice for Luaus
A Different Take on the Eggs
The way they typically make Fried Rice in Hawaii to serve at Luaus has a different take on the Eggs – more of them than in most Southeast Asian versions of the dish.
There are also other ingredients, such as the Peanuts, and Ground Ginger
These give a different feel to this version of Fried Rice. The Bacon is another distinctive feature.
Hawaiian Fried Rice
2 cups White Rice, preferably long-grain
3 slices Bacon, chopped
½ cup thinly sliced Green Onions
2 cups chopped Ham
¼ cup Soy Sauce
1 teaspoon Black Pepper
2 tablespoons Sugar
1 teaspoon ground Ginger
1 cup Peanuts
Cook the Rice in the usual way. This is best done the day before, so the grains have the chance to loosen and separate.
Next fry the Bacon over medium heat, but not crisp. Add the Green Onions and Ham. Cook until the Onions are limp but not brown.
Beat the Eggs together with the Soy Sauce, Black Pepper, Sugar and Ginger. Fold the Egg mixture into the Rice and combine smoothly. Add the Bacon mixture and cook in a wok or large frying pan, stirring constantly until it is moist-dry. Then add the Peanuts and adjust the seasonings. The Fried Rice is ready to serve!
This recipe serves from 8 to 10 people, together with other dishes. Preparation time is about 15 minutes and cooking time a little over 20 minutes total.
At a luau in the Islands you might serve Kalua Pig roasted in an underground oven, Poi, and Hawaiian dishes such as Lomi Lomni Salmon, Laulaus and other good things, many wrapped in Ti, Banana and other leaves.