Pineapple Fried Rice

Pineapple Fried Rice

by Nicole on August 26, 2012

This is a rice worth it’s weight in prep time. I adore this recipe and have used it a number of times. However, the couple of times I tried to set it up for a post it did not work out taking photos due to various complications (like a power outage). Finally we are having some dear friends over and this is a part of the hefty menu. Give it a try and I guarantee it will become a favorite!

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Pineapple Fried Rice
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Serves: 6
  • 1½ cup fresh pineapple (you can use canned but please don't) :)
  • 4 cups cooked Jasmine rice (preferably one day old or chill for an hour in fridge)
  • ¼ cup chicken stock (vegetable can be subbed)
  • 2 shallots finely diced (or one small onion)
  • 3 cloves garlic finely diced
  • 1 red or green chili diced (or sub ½- 3/4 tsp dried crushed chili flakes)
  • 1 egg (vegans can omit)
  • ¾ cup frozen peas and carrots
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • ½ cup unsalted roasted cashews
  • 3 scallions, finely diced
  • ⅓ cup fresh cilantro
  • Stir Fry Sauce
  • 3 TBS fish sauce (or soy sauce if vegetarian)
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  1. Mix 1 Tbs oil with the rice, using fingers to separate chunks. Set aside
  2. In a cup mix fish/soy sauce with curry powder
  3. Drizzle 1-2 Tbs oil in a wok/large frying pan over med/high heat. Add shallots, garlic and chili stir fry for 1 minute (add stock as needed by Tbs to prevent drying)
  4. Scramble egg on side of pan and cook through
  5. Add peas and carrots. Stir fry 1-2 minutes, add more stock if needed.
  6. Add rice, pineapple, raisins and cashews. Drizzle with stir fry sauce. Gently combine over med-high heat about 5 minutes. You can add stock if desired to reach moisture level you like). Tip- to make rice shiny you can add a pinch more oil
  7. Remove from heat and taste test for desired saltiness/flavor. To add salt add soy sauce to decrease salt flavor add squeeze of lime.


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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Jerry | Simply Good Eating May 2, 2013 at 1:50 AM

Looks very delicious. Nothing like fried rice for a nice lunch or dinner :)

Nicole May 3, 2013 at 10:04 PM

Hi Jerry!

Thank you and thank you for the share! :)

Jaime @ Mom's Test Kitchen October 4, 2012 at 3:24 PM

This sounds amazing! I love the addition of the cashews! And your photo is beautiful! Pinning!
Thanks so much for linking up to Mom’s Test Meal Mondays!

Nicole October 15, 2012 at 11:17 AM

Thank you so much! It is one of my favorite recipes now. My photographer/hubby will enjoy the compliment. :) I was happy to join up with you. Have a great day! :)

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