Bacon-Pineapple Fried Orzo

by Ming Tsai
Thursday, Nov 17, 2016




Ingredients 

  • 5 slices of bacon
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1/2 cup sliced scallions, some greens reserved for garnish
  • 1 cup 1/4-inch dice pineapple
  • 5 cups cooked orzo
  • 3 tablespoons Wanjashan organic ponzu
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Canola oil

 

Directions

In large saute pan or wok over medium-high heat, cook bacon until crisp and remove to a paper towel-lined plate. When cooled, crumble. Drain bacon fat, wipe pan clean and lightly coat with canola oil. Over medium heat, saute garlic, ginger, scallions and pineapple. Add orzo, ponzu and crumbled bacon. Toss to combine and heat through. Check flavoring and season. Serve family style, garnished with scallion greens.

About the Author

Chef Ming Tsai is a local restaurateur and host of Simply Ming.

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