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Pineapple fried rice recipe

Recipe for Pineapple Fried rice

Easy instruction on Thai style pineapple fried rice. The flavor will be bolder with a bit spicier compared to other fried rice recipes. Perfect entree or side with any braised dishes. Option for a vegan version is included.
Course Entree, Side
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Author Victoria


  • 2 cup leftover rice
  • 1 cup pineapple chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 6 medium shrimps optional, skip if vegan
  • 0.5 cup cashew unsalted
  • 0.5 tsp curry powder
  • 3 Tbsp finely chopped scallion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 0.25 onion
  • 1 Tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 Tbsp cooking oil
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • a few leaves of cilantro optional
  • lime wedges optional


  • Core, cut, and cube pineapple. Season with some sprinkle of salt.
  • Cut shrimps into chunks.
  • Finely crush/mince garlic. Chop onion and scallion.
  • Bring a wok or deep large saucepan over medium-high heat.
  • When the pan is hot, pour in oil, whirl, and stir to cover the pan surface.
  • When the oil is hot enough (3-5), add garlic, onion, and cashew.
  • Keep stirring until fragrance is giving off, then add the chilled leftover rice.
  • Stir, mix and fold well. When the rice is hot, add fish sauce.
  • Keep Fold-stirring well until rice is dried up a little bit.
  • Now add curry powder. Fold and mix well until all the rice bits are lightly yellowish with a deeper scent.
  • Add chopped shrimp (if use) and pineapple chunk now.
  • Keep stir-frying until everything became dry enough(no more visible liquid/wetness).
  • Crack 2 eggs into the pan. When cooked, fold to mix in with the rice.
  • Adjust seasoning to taste with salt/pepper, then add chopped scallion.
  • Stir-frying until scallion wilt a bit.
  • Serve hot with some cilantro and lime wedge as garnishment