What is Pineapple Fried Rice?
Chinese invented fried rice but I think it’s the genius of the Thais that make fried rice sinfully delicious; they concocted Thai pineapple fried rice.
With the addition of fresh pineapple, shrimp paste and fish sauce, pineapple fried rice is the only fried rice I really wanted to eat. Not only does it look visually appealing, the taste of pineapple fried rice is simply mouthwatering and utterly appetizing.
How Do You Make Pineapple Fried Rice?
This recipe calls for overnight or leftover steamed rice with pineapples. You can use fresh pineapples or canned pineapples. I personally love fresh pineapple.
This is a Thai recipe, so you will also need Thai seasonings such as fish sauce for authentic flavors. What’s more, you can make pineapple rice in one pot, on a skillet, wok, pan, on stove top – so very little clean up!
I had some leftover pineapple and made this dish for lunch. I prepped the ingredients for about 10-15 minutes, then fired up the wok and cooked the rice.
All it took was 20 minutes max, from prep to finish. The tempting good smell while I was working set my stomach rumbling. My lunch was absolutely delightful.
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Ingredients for this Recipe
This recipe calls for:
- Steamed rice
- Fresh or canned pineapple
- Cashew nuts
- Fish Sauce
How Many Calories Are in Pineapple Rice
Calories and nutrition information is important when it comes to carb such as rice. The good news is that this recipe is low in calories, at only 411 calories.
It’s healthy with zero cholesterol and almost zero fat.
Try This Shrimp Fried Rice
Do try out this pineapple fried rice recipe. If you don’t have fresh pineapple, canned ones would do, but nothing beats biting into sweet, juicy, and slightly tangy fresh pineapple that bursts with freshness and flavors.
What Dishes to Serve with this Recipe?
This meal is best served with Thai side dishes. For a wholesome Thai meal and easy weeknight dinner, I recommend the following recipes.
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Thai Pineapple Fried Rice Recipe
Thai Pineapple fried rice - amazing fried rice recipe with pineapple, shrimp and cashew nuts. Easy recipe that takes only 20 mins.
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon shrimp paste, (optional)
- 4 oz shrimp, shelled and deveined
- 8 oz steamed rice
- 4 oz fresh pineapple, cut into small pieces
- 1/2 red or green chili, finely sliced, (optional)
- 1 tablespoon fish sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon dark soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons cashew nuts
- cilantro, for garnishing
1Heat up a wok and add cooking oil. Stir-fry the garlic, and shrimp paste (if using) until aromatic. Add shrimp and stir-fry until half-cooked. Add rice, pineapple pieces, chili (if using) and do a few quick stirs. Add fish sauce and dark soy sauce to blend well with rice. Stir-fry for another minute or so, add the cashew nuts, stir to combine well, dish out, garnish with cilantro and serve immediately.