Thai Pineapple Fried Rice is a classic Thai recipe, and a one-pot meal that can be put together in no time. Unlike the basic vegetable fried rice, the addition of pineapple slices, cooked in oyster sauce and lemon juice, adds a spicy sweet tang that makes this dish irresistible. Here is how to make Pineapple Thai Fried Rice Recipe at home.
I try to sort my weeknight dinners with one pot meals. And, thinking about one pot meals, Thai Pineapple Fried Rice comes to my mind after One Pot Pesto Chicken always! This Fried Rice with Pineapple Thai Style is a great dish to try if you a fan of Authentic thai food.
This rice dish can also be made with meats such as chicken or seafood, which is pre-cooked/pre-fried and added. This dish works best with left over rice, so that;s a win win too.
I have kept my Thai Pineapple Fried Rice recipe vegetarian, however, you can even make it with shrimps, chicken, scrambled eggs and fish sauce.
In both the veg and non-veg variations, during the stir fry of rice, you would definitely add white pepper, soy sauce, green onion because these ingredients actually enhance the flavour of the dish.
As this is a complete pan and stir dish, you can set aside cooked rice and can bring it together with a tablespoon of oil and other ingredients in no time. That way, you can serve it hot just in time for dinner.
So, this weekend stir up all rice, pineapple, cashew with sauces and serve magic in a pineapple boat. Finally, sharing my recipe for Thai Pineapple Fried Rice:
Thai Pineapple Fried Rice Ingredients
This recipe need very basic ingredients. You will need
Sesame Oil – Sesame oil gives a very characteristic flavour to this dosh. However, you can use any regular oil too.
Ginger & Garlic – Like any other Asian recipe, this one also gets it’s flavour from lots of ginger and garlic.
Red Chilli – The amount of red chilli is totally optional. Add as much heat as you like.
Pineapple – Pineapple is the star of this recipe. Use ripe juicy pineapple to give sweet tang to the dish.
Bell Peppers – I have red and yellow bell peppers in this recipe but you can add vegetable of your choice. Mushroom, broccoli, zucchini go very well in this recipe.
Cashew Nuts – I have added cashew nuts for crunch in this recipe.
Sauces – I have added Soy Sauce and Oyster Sauce. You can also add Szechuan sauce for a spicy kick.
Cooked Rice – Make sure to use leftover cooked rice in this recipe. Fresh cooked rice becomes mushy while stir frying and the resultant dish will become lumpy. If you are making fresh rice, refrigerate it for 2-3 hours before using.
Pineapple Thai Fried Rice Variations
With Chicken – Add grilled or boiled shredded chicken in the rice.
With Shrimp – Saute the shrimp for 3-4 minutes and then add in the rice.
With Coconut Milk – You can cook the rice in thin coconut milk instead of water. It gives a very nice taste to the final dish.
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Thai Pineapple Fried Rice Recipe
Thai Pineapple Fried Rice
Thai Pineapple Fried Rice is a classic Thai recipe, and a one-pot meal that can be put together in no time at all. Unlike the basic vegetable fried rice, the addition of pineapple slices, cooked in oyster sauce and lemon juice, adds a spicy sweet tang that makes this dish irresistible. Here is how to make Pineapple Thai Fried Rice Recipe at home.
- 2 tbsp Sesame Oil
- 2 tsp Garlic Chopped
- 2 tsp Ginger Chopped
- 1 tsp Red chilli Chopped
- 1 cup Pineapple Cut into small cubes
- 1/4 cup Red Bell Pepper Cut into small cubes
- 1/4 cup Yellow Bell Peppers Cut into small cubes
- 1/2 cup Spring Onions Chopped
- 1/4 cup Cashew Nuts
- 1 tsp Soy Sauce
- 1/2 tsp Oyster Sauce
- 2 tsp Lemon Juice
- 2 cups Cooked Rice
- Coriander for garnishing
Heat oil in a wok.
Once the oil is hot, add garlic, ginger and red chilli and fry for a few seconds.
Add pineapple and bell peppers and saute for 2-3 minutes.
Then, add spring onion, cashew nuts and saute for another 2-3 minutes.
Later, add soy sauce, oyster sauce, lemon juice and cooked rice and mix well.
Add salt to taste and mix well.
Garnish with cilantro, red chilli and lemon wedges.
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