Thai Pineapple Fried Rice

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This tangy and slightly sweet 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.

Thai Pineapple Fried Rice served in a bowl.
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About This Recipe

This Thai Style Fried Rice with Pineapple, also known as Khao Pad Sapparot in the local Thai language is a great dish to try if you are a fan of Authentic Thai food.

In this recipe, cooked rice is stir-fried with pineapple, veggies, and some delicious sauces used popularly in Thai cooking.

I have kept my 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 flavor 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.

This Rice Recipe is

  • Vegan
  • Gluten-Free
  • Light and healthy
  • Gets ready in just 15 minutes
  • Perfect for your weeknight dinners.
  • Can be packed for your Lunch Box.
  • Easy recipe, if you are craving authentic Thai food.

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Ingredients

Thai Pineapple Fried Rice Ingredients

This recipe need very basic ingredients. You will need,

Sesame Oil – Sesame oil gives a very characteristic flavor to this dosh. However, you can use any regular oil too.

Ginger & Garlic – Like any other Asian recipe, this one also gets its the 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 a sweet tang to the dish.

Bell Peppers – I have red and yellow bell peppers in this recipe but you can add vegetables 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. Freshly 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 it.

Step By Step Recipe

Heat oil in a wok.

Oil heating in a pan.

Once the oil is hot, add garlic, ginger and red chilli and fry for a few seconds.

Ginger, garlic and red chilli added in hot oil.

Add pineapple and bell peppers and saute for 2-3 minutes.

Pineapple and bell peppers added in the pan.

Then, add spring onion, cashew nuts and saute for another 2-3 minutes.

Spring onion and cashew nuts added in the pan.

Later, add soy sauce, oyster sauce, lemon juice, salt, cooked rice and mix well.

Cooked rice, sauces, lemon juice and salt added in the pan.

Garnish with cilantro, red chilli and lemon wedges. Serve hot.

Ready Thai Pineapple Fried Rice garnished with cilantro and red chilli.

Frequently asked Questions:

Can we use Leftover Rice to make this dish?

This dish comes out better when made with leftover rice or one-day-old rice. Even if you are making it with fresh rice, make sure it’s cooled down completely before adding to the recipe.

What can used in place of Rice to make this Fried Rice recipe?

I have used White Rice, but you can use Jasmine Rice too.

You can also substitute rice with Brown Rice, Quinoa, Cauliflower Rice or Couscous for a healthy alternative. Just follow the same recipe and use one of the above options instead of rice,

What more Vegetables can be added in Pineapple Fried Rice?

There are a few vegetables that go really well with Pineapple, for instance, yellow and red bell peppers, that I have used in this recipe.

You can also use Carrots, Green Peas, Onions, and Corn.

Can I use Canned Pineapple for this recipe?

I would recommend you to use fresh Pineapple, as the tanginess required in the recipe won’t come from the canned ones.

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.

Serving Suggestions

This Fried Rice is so flavourful, that it can be relished on its own for a weeknight dinner. It can also be enjoyed with Thai Chicken Panang Curry or with a side of Thai Green Papaya Salad.

You can serve it with any Thai Curry of your choice. I sometimes also like to serve a nice spicy soup along with it as a starter and then this rice recipe in the main course.

So, this weekend stirs up all rice, pineapple, cashew with sauces and serve magic in a pineapple boat.

Storage Suggestions

This rice tastes best when made fresh but if you have leftovers, you can refrigerate for up to 3 days.

If you want to freeze this rice dish, transfer it in a freezer-safe container and freeze for up to 3 months. When ready to serve, thaw and reheat.

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This tangy and slightly sweet 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.
3.86 from 7 votes

Thai Pineapple Fried Rice Recipe

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.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 2 people

Ingredients 

  • 2 tablespoon Sesame Oil
  • 2 teaspoon Garlic (Chopped)
  • 2 teaspoon Ginger (Chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli (Chopped)
  • 1 cup Pineapple (Cut into small cubes)
  • ¼ cup Red Bell Pepper (Cut into small cubes)
  • ¼ cup Yellow Bell Peppers (Cut into small cubes)
  • ½ cup Spring Onions (Chopped)
  • ¼ cup Cashew Nuts
  • 1 teaspoon Soy Sauce
  • ½ teaspoon Oyster Sauce
  • 2 teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • 2 cups Cooked Rice
  • Coriander for garnishing
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Instructions 

  • 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.
  • Serve hot.

Notes

Don’t overcrowd this dish with other veggies, let the flavor of pineapple shine in this recipe.
Cook this rice on high heat, as you need that bite in your veggies and rice.
Prep everything in advance, so that it takes less time for you to make this dish.
Leftover Rice is best, to use in this dish. If you are planning to make it for weeknight dinner, make the rice in the morning and store in the fridge.

Nutrition

Calories: 489kcal, Carbohydrates: 67g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 22g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Sodium: 219mg, Potassium: 399mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin A: 915IU, Vitamin C: 108.5mg, Calcium: 56mg, Iron: 2mg
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