Holiday Ham Recipes From Chef Ana Quincoce-MainPhoto

Holiday Ham Recipes From Chef Ana Quincoce-Photo3


8 slices Smithfield Thick-Cut Cherry Smoked Bacon, cut to ½-inch pieces
1-8 oz. can pineapple tidbits, drained (reserve 2 Tbsps. of juice)
1 cup chopped yellow or white onion
3 garlic cloves, finely minced
½ cup chopped red bell pepper
6 cups cooked yellow rice, warm (leftover rice works best)
3 green onions finely diced
3 Tbsps. low sodium soy sauce
Salt and black pepper to taste

1. Heat a large pan or wok over medium high heat.  Add bacon and cook until gold brown and crisp, during about 4 to 5 minutes. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon and set aside.
2. Add the onion, garlic, and bell pepper to the bacon renderings and cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
3. Add the pineapple and let it cook for another 2 to 3 minutes.
4. Add warm rice and continue stirring and combining the ingredients together for another 3 minutes.
5. Add green onions, soy sauce, 2 tablespoons of reserved pineapple juice, and black pepper and continue stirring.
6. Remove from heat stir in bacon, and serve immediately.

Recipes created by Chef Ana Quincoces. Photos courtesy of